At Tewo, we are proud to be the first Norwegian timber company on the Puro.earth marketplace. Located in the beautiful Hurdal valley in South-Eastern Norway, we have been developing timber construction elements for several years. In April 2020, we inaugurated our highly automated production line for cross-laminated timber and for assembly of our building elements. This puts TEWO in another league as we can significantly increase production volumes and reach new markets. Our patented technology is a revolutionary innovation in the timber construction industry. Locally sourced, PEFC certified lumber is used to make pre-fabricated, insulated wall elements. The products eliminate waste and reduce building time which makes them highly competitive and more sustainable than traditional methods.
As trees grow they capture CO2, one ton of wood binds 1,8 tons of CO2. But the CO2 will be released back into the atmosphere if the trees decompose or are used for paper or energy. In the case of wooden building elements, the place in the value chain where it makes no economic sense to let the CO2 escape back into the atmosphere is the facility where the logs are cut to measure for a specific building. After this point, it would be unwise to use the resulting elements for anything else than creating a long term carbon storage.
In Europe, buildings are regulated to have a minimum lifetime of 50 years, but in real life, the CO2 storage is likely to be much longer. By storing CO2 for a minimum of 50 years, wooden building elements present an opportunity for companies to invest in carbon capture and storage and take proactive steps towards carbon net-zero.
Houses, vacation cottages, schools, agricultural buildings.
TEWO is a company in growth. CORC revenue is re-invested in further development of the production facility and expansion of sales to new geographical markets. By purchasing CORCs from TEWO, your company is assured of a significant, verified long-term removal of CO2 and will support an innovative, green technology.
Each square meter of TEWO wall element removes 49,5 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere into long-term storage in the product. Using the LCA methdology, TEWO can accurately measure the net carbon content of each timber building element that is produced. All emissions from the harvesting of the timber through to the production and packaging of the products are accounted for in the environmental product declaration (EPD) made by Norsk Treteknisk Institutt following the methodology described in ISO 14044 and ISO 14064 standards where applicable. The facility and documentation was audited by DNV GL in May 2020.