Green chemicals from pyrolysis oil as wood preservative and adhesives – step 1

The project aims to develop bio-based chemicals for the wood industry that can replace fossil-produced equivalents. The goal in step 1 is to investigate the possibility of developing green wood preservatives and adhesive components. The main compound will be pyrolysis oil from a commercial plant and new possibilities will be analysed using laboratory tests. Should the project proceed to step 2, the first results will be validated by a demand-driven development of commercial chemicals.


Enivgas Technology AB (LTD), Holmen Wood Products AB (LTD) and Luleå University of Technology.

Budget and time plan

The project’s total budget is 766 700 SEK and the project runs during six months between November 2021 and May 2022.