Cintoc’s technology focuses on the first part of the growth of bio-based raw material in the forest. Based on the historical economic development and the present value basis for forestry, today significant amounts of plants and tree branches are cleared down, without being used for the benefit of the climate and the forest user.
Cintoc contributes to the development of the circular bioeconomy by making more biodiversity and efficient forestry methods possible. This benefits both wildlife and forest growth. Through professional fact-based work, the utilization of nature’s own resources can be optimized in harmony with nature. More renewable bio-raw materials that are optimized from a climate and present value perspective enable more sustainable forest growth, as this leads to increased binding of CO2 in trees, sawn timber and fiber-based products. By taking advantage of bio-raw materials that are not used today and inexpensive raw material production, Cintoc makes it possible to reduce dependence on fossil environmentally damaging products. The new technology that is emerging in Cintoc makes it possible to replace today’s plastics, coal and oil with new bio-based materials such as lignin and plant fibers as a base in hygiene and packaging products, biofuels and heat energy.
Not least, the young forest binds large amounts of CO2 during its growth. When the young forest has reached a certain age, it can be thinned as biomass raw material, giving the remaining trees the opportunity to grow faster, while binding even larger amounts of CO2, which can then be used as saw logs and in that capacity bind even more CO2, mainly in the form of building materials and furniture. In Sweden alone, it is possible to increase the uptake of CO2 in our forests by 20% and obtain an additional 20% biomass for our plant-based cycles using more efficient and more natural forestry methods. Unlike the fossil economy, where most of the raw materials are burnt directly and result in global warming, the raw material of the biomass cycle can be used up to ten times, before it, after use as bioenergy, returns to the cycle in the form of carbon dioxide and ash that gives new photos through the synthesis. oxygen to the atmosphere and binds carbon in the fibers of the trees and lignin, so that the cycle can continue over and over as long as the sun is shining.
Cintoc is a commercially-driven forestry technology project based on the EU’s long-term climate goals. The project is developing forestry technology that will accelerate the development of the circular economy in the EU, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gases and ongoing climate change. For the development of its technology, Cintoc has received support from i.a. European Commission’s leading research funding instrument “Horizon 2020” and the European Development Fund.