Low CO2 Emissions Vattenfall Develops New Biofuel Heat Plant in Sweden
Vattenfall has inaugurated a new biofuel heat plant – Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden. With a heating capacity of 110 MW, the project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 200,000 tons per year.
Solna Municipality/Sweden – Vattenfall's new biofuel heat plant Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden, has recently been inaugurated and has also commenced operations. The new plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 200,000 tons per year, compared with when peat and other fossil fuels were used. This will halve the climate footprint for the around 170,000 Uppsala residents who are connected to Vattenfall’s district heating grid in the city.
“Carpe Futurum is a milestone in Vattenfall's work to phase out fossil fuels in its Swedish heat operation by 2025 and to reach net zero emissions within the entire company by 2040. The new facility is a major step to replace peat with new fossil-free heat production that is based entirely on renewable and recycled fuels,” says Ulrika Jardfelt, head of Vattenfall Business Area Heat.
Carpe Futurum is situated in Vattenfall's main heat plant in Uppsala, Boländerna, 70 kilometres north of Stockholm. The new biofuel plant has a heat capacity of 110 MW and is an essential part of a transformation program, at a cost of around 300 million euros, to phase out fossil fuels from the heat production in Uppsala. The heat is distributed to around 76,000 households and heating customers in Vattenfall’s district heating network in Uppsala.
The construction of Carpe Futurum began in 2018 and has covered more than 855,000 working hours.