VIDA Energi was founded in 2003 with the mission of
"recycling sawmill residues". These residues then comprised the
chips, bark, shavings and cut-offs produced in the mills'
value-adding operations. VIDA Energi's role is now the
all-embracing function of collecting and converting all the
residues encountered in a modern sawmill. This includes logging
residues, brushwood bundles and branches and tops. Consequently, as
logistics are a critical factor in "green success", much of the
work is handled at the felling site.
Many of the company's conversion operations (i.e. the
production of heating, drying and hot water) take place locally in
own sawmills. VIDA Energi is one of Swedens largest players in
biofuel. Its operations include everything from purchasing and
adding value to storage and sales.