We’re tackling sustainability issues on several different levels, and we’re also participating in an initiative called Project Restore. The purpose of the project is to bind carbon dioxide over time via carbon storage and rewetting. The two primary elements in the project are the cultivation of reed canary grass that stores carbon and the rewetting of drained peatland to reduce the total emissions of carbon dioxide.
Measured in carbon dioxide emissions, drained peatland has a negative environmental impact that is almost as great as road traffic in Sweden.
Through Project Restore, drained, uncultivated peatlands are restored by way of rewetting, which reduces the ground’s emission of carbon dioxide. As the ground is rehydrated, its biodiversity also increases sharply.
The project also includes creating long-term carbon stocks. This is done through the cultivation of reed canary grass, a fast-growing perennial grass species that binds carbon dioxide. The idea is to harvest the crop in a long-term cycle which prolongs the process until the carbon dioxide is released again.