Electric cars: Trees could be the next source of sustainable batteries

  • By Chris Baraniuk
  • BBC Future

photo credit, Stora Enso

About 8 years ago, a large Finnish paper manufacturer realized that the world had changed.

The rise of digital media, the decline of office printing, and fewer people sending documents, among other factors, have led to the steady decline of paper.

Stora Enso in Finland describes itself as “one of the world’s largest private forest owners”.

So it has a large number of trees that it uses to make, for example, wood products, paper and packaging.

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