SweTree Technologies and the forest industry invest 50 million in pilot plant for the future forest plants
SweTree Technologies has for several years developed a technology for automated production of forest plants based on somatic embryogenesis. With this technology leap, it is possible to quick and efficiently produce more plants of the best material from forest breeding. This is positive for both the forest economy and for the bioeconomy, but also for the environment by the fact that the trees capture more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow faster and thus more fossil products can be replaced with renewable raw material. It will also enable development of qualitative properties of the trees such as resistance to diseases and pests.
“We have now started the design of the pilot plant. It will be built in close proximity to SweTree Technologies' existing premises in Umea, Sweden, and completed in a year. The following year, it is envisaged that the pilot plant will be run and used for verification of the technology. The goal of the pilot plant is to have a decision basis for a first full-scale commercial plant with a capacity of 20 million spruce plants per year”, says Christofer Rhén, CEO of SweTree Technologies.
For further information contact:
Christofer Rhén, CEO of SweTree Technologies, phone: +46 90 695 8901