Bio-based chemicals

Prepare your business for the circular economy

At Stora Enso, we’re extracting the maximum value from biomass so you can maximise your business potential. 

We’ve seen it in our labs and in our customers’ own products - bio-based chemicals reveal the true potential of the forest as a treasure-trove of wood-based raw materials that can help you manufacture environmentally sound products. 

Bio-based chemicals, such as crude tall oil, turpentine, xylose sugars and fly-ash are creating exciting new opportunities for the chemicals, plastics and construction industries, to name but a few. These materials come from a renewable resource and are non-food and non-land competing. They can contribute to a more sustainable future by replacing fossil-based materials in applications like bioplastics, biochemicals and biofuels. 

A selection of biomass applications in biochemicals: 

  • Bio-based aromas for fragrances and flavours 
  • Lubricants 
  • Resins 
  • Construction
  • Natural fertilisers
  • Industrial and household cleaners and solvents
  • Applications in the chemical and plastics industries
  • Drop-in biofuels and other fuels produced from biomass sources 

Our bio-based chemicals

We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

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    Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23 000 people and have sales in more than 50 countries and our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.

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