Improved sawing – step 2

The aim is to increase the proportion of high-value products that can be industrially sawn from a tree, i.e. to increase the value added of sawmills, which means that a larger proportion of the tree will be used in applications where the product binds CO2 for a long time. The goal is advanced algorithms that calculate saw patterns with the potential to increase the annual production value in Swedish sawmills by SEK 7-16 billion and create an annual climate benefit that conservatively is 2 to 3 times the CO2 emissions from the heating of all homes and premises in Sweden. The project will be based on the detailed information from the CT scanning of logs/trees, which are used in the optimisation of the sawing to gain the greatest possible value and climate benefits.


Sveaskog, Norra, Setra, SCA, Uppsala University, Luleå University of Technology, Skogforsk and Rise.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 10 MSEK and the project runs from November 2020 to December 2023.

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