Övik Energi is the local full service company within sustainable energy and communication. The energy group is very environmentally conscious and contributes to a long term sustainable development of the society in Örnsköldsvik through offering electricity contracts, distribution of electricity, district heating, cooling, fiber nets, steam and energy services.
The energy group consists of Övik Energi AB that is 100% owned by the municipality of Örnsköldsvik, and Övik Energi Nät that is a fully owned daughter company to Övik Energi AB.
In the summer of 2008 Övik Energi brought the newly built combined heat and powerplant, Hörneborgsverket, into operation. The plant produces about three equal parts of district heating, steam and electricity and is run solely by local biofuel.
The biorefinery Domsjö Fabriker AB refines the renewable raw material from wood into products with a strong environmental profile. The main products are cellulose, bioethanol and lignin.
The company, whose production units are located just outside central Örnsköldsvik, has 400 employees in Sweden and 15 in the Baltic countries. The revenue reaches 1.6 billion SEK. Domsjö Fabriker is a part of the Aditya Birla Group.
The largest area of use for the main product cellulose is in viscose fabrics and hygiene products, where it is an alternative for cotton. The cellulose is also to be found in medicine and as thickening agent in food to give some examples.