Svebio's new book Bioenergy - the Swedish Experience (May 2012) tells the Swedish bioenergy success story. How it all came about, and how bioenergy is used in different sectors of the Swedish society. Behind the growth of bioenergy in Sweden are factors like the carbon dioxide tax, introduced in 1991, a consistent political support for renewable energy, and the strong forestry sector.
That the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) was founded in 1980, after the oil crisis in 1979. At that time bioenergy accounted for 10 % of the energy supply in Sweden. Bioenergy was not yet commercial and a major part of the bioenergy was used internally in the wood industry.