Cirrus is our series of high-quality green products, responsibly refined from our pulp production. One is black liquor, a renewable raw material for making bio-diesel. Other important green products are turpentine and green electricity.

Black liquor

We produce about 17,000 tons/year of pine oil, comprising various wood substances extracted from the black liquor. The substance is derived from the resins and is also a renewable raw material for diesel.


Another green product is turpentine, yielding approximately 700 tons/year and is obtained by the sulphate process from chemical pulp production. The essential oils, found naturally in the wood, consist of a variety of diverse chemical compounds and can be used in the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetic products. Essential oils may also be used as flavoring in food and beverages, including liqueurs, soft drinks, pastries and sweets.

District heating

Another cornerst one in Cirrus products is green district heating. An investment in a new recovery boiler a few years ago increased electricity generation by 220 GWh, corresponding to the annual heat consumption of 8,800 single-family homes. SCA Östrand has an energy cooperation with E.ON with regard to heat supply from the Östrand pulp mill. This agreement means that SCA will supply approximately 90 GWh of heat on an annual basis to E.ON's district heating network in Timrå. The same amount will be delivered to the City of Sundsvall.


The mill is more than self-sufficient in electricity. Each year we also produce about 460 GWh of green electricity.