About RenFuel

The team behind the revolutionary technology.

RenFuel improves forest lignin to bio-oil...

RenFuel is the only company in the world that can make bio-oil of lignin. We are a Swedish innovation company in bioenergy with dedicated researchers, employees and owners who, with a solid knowledge of the forest industry and green chemistry, are driven by the idea of replacing finite fossil fuels with sustainable bio-gasoline and bio-diesel.

RenFuel is a spin-off from a research group at Uppsala University with cutting-edge technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing and biotechnology with knowledge of green chemistry and biomass from the forest industry. RenFuel has patented a world-class catalytic process that energy-efficiently transforms lignin from by-products in the forest industry into renewable lignin oil – LIGNOL®.

– Preem becomes the world’s first refinery to use lignin oil – LIGNOL® – for the production of bio-gasoline and bio-diesel in Preemraff.

...and biobased plastics

With our unique, patented technology, we convert lignin into different types of materials that completely or partially replace fossil-based plastics. Our lignin materials are technically equivalent to the fossil equivalent plastics, but reduce the carbon footprint of the products.

RenFuel's board and management

Sven Löchen

CEO

  • sven.lochen@renfuel.se

Mats Odell

CHAIRMAN

  • mats.odell@renfuel.se

Joseph Samec

Prof. CRO

  • joseph.samec@renfuel.se

Christian Dahlstrand

CTO

christian.dahlstrand@renfuel.se

Karolina Wiktorson

IP officer

karolina.wiktorson@renfuel.se

Clara Pierrou

Materials

  • clara.pierrou@renfuel.se

RenFuel's innovation reduces the world's dependence on finite fossil oil...

RenFuel’s lignol will significantly contribute to the future’s fossil-free transport system. Lignol is made of lignin, which is found in large quantities in all vegetation and is extracted from the black liquor of the pulp mill. All pulp mills have a large surplus of lignin which is now largely burned in the manufacturing process. All countries with forests and pulp can reduce their dependence on imported fossil oil with the production of RenFuel lignol.

After refining of lignol, we get sustainable bio-gasoline or bio-diesel used by existing vehicle fleets without any modifications of engines or petrol stations – so-called drop-in fuel. All vehicles with lignol in the tank becomes environmental friendly cars. 

RenFuel is a Swedish innovation company in bioenergy with dedicated researchers, employees and owners who, with a solid knowledge of the forest industry and green chemistry, are driven by the idea of replacing finite fossil fuels with sustainable bio-gasoline and bio-diesel…

Bäckhammar

RenFuel and Rottneros produce lignin for Lignol.

RenFuel and Rottneros have signed an agreement for delivery of lignin from the pulp mill in Vallvik outside Söderhamn, to RenFuel’s pilot plant in Värmland, Bäckhammar. At the same time, a large-scale production plant of lignol in Vallvik is being started in cooperation between RenFuel, Rottneros and Preem, in the company LignolProduktion AB.

The plant will be ready during 1Q 2021 and have a starting capacity of 30-35,000 kbm lignin or 100.000 kbm lignol annually.

LignolProduktion plans to increase lignol production to 1.500,000 kbm within a 5-year period.

The future of green fuels is refined in Preemraff.

Preemraff will start producing bio-gasoline and bio-diesel from lignol by RenFuel on a large scale in 2020. Preem is Sweden’s largest fuel company. Preem’s two refineries are considered to be the most modern and environmental friendly in Europe with a refining capacity of over 18 million cubic meters of crude oil per year. Preem processes and sells gasoline, diesel, heating oils and renewable fuels to companies and consumers in Sweden and Norway. More than 2/3 of the production is exported. Preem’s nationwide service network comprises 570 service stations for private and commercial traffic.

RenFuel processes forest lignin into bio-oil...

RenFuel is the only company in the world that can make bio-oil from forest lignin. We are a Swedish bioenergy innovation company with dedicated researchers, employees and owners who, with a solid knowledge of the forest industry and green chemistry, are driven by the idea of ​​replacing finite fossil fuels and plastics with sustainable biofuels and bioplastics.

RenFuel is a spin-off from a research group at Uppsala University with cutting-edge technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing and biotechnology with knowledge of green chemistry and biomass from the forest industry. RenFuel has patented a world-unique catalytic process that energy-efficiently converts lignin from forestry by-products to renewable lignin oil – LIGNOL®.

– Preem will be the first in the world to use lignin oil – LIGNOL® – for the production of bio-gasoline and bio-diesel in Preemraff.

...and biobased plastics

Our unique, patented technology converts lignin into various types of materials that completely or partially replace fossil-based plastics. The lignin plastics are technically the same as fossil plastics, but are renewable and reduce the carbon dioxide footprint to a fraction of the fossil plastics.