Using lignocellulosic material, including residues and wastewater from the pulp and paper industry, as a strategic area of development for the biogas sector.

Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB, Sweden, is the Coordinating Beneficiary for EffiSludge for LIFE. It is one of the largest private biogas producers in Sweden. The operations focus on industrial level production with leading expertise in the design and operation of biogas plants to optimise biogas production. At Scandinavian Biogas, projects are managed in close cooperation with private and municipal stakeholders. Currently, the group has activities in the Nordic region, particularly in east central Sweden, and a production site in South Korea.

Located in Linköping, the research and development department focuses on process optimisation and innovative substrates. The long term cooperation with the Department for Climate Change at Linköping University and the Biogas Research Centre (BRC) allowed to obtain a number of national and international research grants.

Contributing to the development of a green industry transforming forest mass, forestry waste and marine energy crops to biofuel.

Biokraft AS, Norway, is designated Associated Beneficiary for EffiSludge for LIFE. Biokraft, part of Scandinavian Biogas, is the owner of the new liquid biogas (LBG) plant in Skogn, representing  a key partner for the project. In operation since summer 2018, the LBG plant processes waste activated sludge from the Norske Skog Skogn mill together with category 2 by-products from the Norwegian aquaculture industry (i.e. product that should not be used for feed or human consumption) and, to some extent, other possible bioproducts from local industries.

Host mill


A sustainable pulp and paper mill for the environment and the local communities.

Norske Skog Skogn is a paper mill located in Norway. With a total production capacity of about 520 000 tonnes of newsprint, it is the largest newsprint producer in Norway and one of the largest mills in Europe.

For Norske Skog Skogn, the environment is a high priority. With a dedicated effort over the years, Norske Skog Skogn is continuously working to support a sustainable development of the whole pulp and paper industry, why the involvement in the LIFE programme. In particular, EffiSludge for LIFE will contribute to the achieve Norske Skog Skogn’s target for reducing carbon footprint.