With the Swedish forest in mind

Colabit Production

The business area Colabit Production includes research and development, pilot refineries and our full-scale biorefinery under development.

Research and development has been central to Colabit from the very beginning and began back in 2014. Our aim was to develop a process for the production of HVO based on vegetable oils that would meet the increasingly stringent environmental requirements for renewable fuel.

Colabit sees opportunities in these challenges. Through our biofuel research and development from new environmentally friendly raw materials, we can contribute to a more sustainable society. The investment in research and development to ensure processes, catalysts, measurement methods and new raw materials immediately became a way for Colabit to achieve market success. Colabit has its own know-how and technology for producing raw materials for the production of HVO100.

The company’s current focus area is the development of processes for the production of renewable petrol, jet fuel and diesel in its own test facility. Renewable gasoline, jet fuel and diesel produced from ethanol have very good product characteristics that meet the current fuel standards. The fuels can be used as a completely renewable product but can also be mixed into existing liquid fuels without modifying engines.

Fuels for the future

Right from the start in 2013, Colabit’s main focus has been on developing a unique, renewable fuel. In this way, we contribute to increasing the supply of fuels in the future – and make it easier for both private motorists and transport companies to switch to fossil-free fuels.

After many years of research, product development and collaborations, we have begun producing renewable fuels. Our raw materials are waste products from the Swedish forest industry.

The technology involves converting simple alcohols into more advanced forms – to finally become completely renewable petrol, diesel and jet fuel.

The fuels can be used in their pure form or as a “blend in” to fulfill the reduction obligation.

Our fuels can be used directly in conventional engines, regardless of whether they run on diesel, petrol or jet fuel. No conversion is required and they work in existing infrastructure.

The road to large-scale production

Colabit today has a HVO100 pilot plant and has had a test plant for the production of renewable gasoline, diesel and jet fuel since 2020.

Colabit plans to establish a new biorefinery for the production of renewable fuels that can replace fossil gasoline, diesel and jet fuel in existing vehicles and infrastructure.

The location of the biorefinery at the Port of Norrsundet has been carefully selected and the project received planning approval in the spring of 2022. This took Colabit one step closer to establishing a biorefinery for the production of renewable fuels. The next step is the application for an environmental permit, which will be submitted in the fall of 2022. Colabit estimates that the construction of the biorefinery will take around two years once the environmental permit is completed.