Nordzucker Post 04/2021 - 21 July 2021
Green steam in Sweden
Our sugar factory in Örtofta cooperates with the local combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kraftringen, thus contributing to sustainability and climate protection.
Örtofta uses steam from the nearby CHP plant in Kraftringen to replace the fossil fuels currently used in the sugar production process. The combined heat and power plant in Kraftringen generates steam from the renewable fuel wood chips. Construction of the steam pipeline between the two plants is scheduled to begin in autumn 2021, with operation starting in autumn 2022.
The steam from the CHP plant in Kraftringen can cover almost 25 per cent of the total energy demand at the sugar factory in Örtofta. This is equivalent to heating around 4,000 single-family homes per year. At the same time, the investment contributes to a reduction in emissions from sugar production of around 17,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year.
Our cooperation partner is a municipal energy company near Örtofta. It aims to use natural resources as effectively as possible and focus on local energy solutions.
As part of Nordzucker’s sustainability strategy, the cooperation forms a contribution to our “GoGreen” programme. This bundles our projects for phasing out coal by 2030 at the latest and CO₂ neutrality in production by 2050 at the latest.