25. Bio-based material and residual products in the biorefinery Lantmännen Agroetanol
Lantmännen Agroetanol has developed a bio-based circular business, where wheat is processed into ethanol with extremely low climate impact, protein feed and carbon dioxide. The energy in the process is renewable and Lantmännen Agroetanol is working for fossil-free transport until 2030. For a few years now, residual products from the food industry have also been used, such as bread leftovers and other starch-rich materials.
Ethanol's low greenhouse gas emissions make biofuels an important product in an effort to reduce emissions in the transport sector. Lantmännen Agroetanol's feed raw material is produced from wheat protein and is an important locally produced protein source that replaces imported soy. The carbon dioxide released in the process is captured, converted to carbon dioxide and replaces fossil-produced carbon dioxide.