Reducing the use of fossil oil in Avesta

20th December 2023
News District heating

Adven has built a pellet boiler in Avesta, Sweden, taking a step towards fossil-oil-free district heating. The new boiler will reduce the use of oil by 800 cubic meters per year. With the 43-tonne boiler now in place, Adven are starting to produce its first heat to the customers.

Adven’s strategy is to increase the share of renewable and recycled energy in our business. One important target on the way is to phase out the use of fossil fuel in our district heating production in Sweden and Finland by the end of 2030. First in line was an oil-fired boiler in Avesta, Sweden, that now has been replaced with a pellet boiler. The new boiler supports the daily production and will also be used as a peak boiler when the demand for heat is high.

“The heating plant in Avesta was designed for what the need for heat was 20 years ago, but since then the city has grown and the need for reliable district heating,” says Erik Gynt, Production Manager for Adven’s Central Region in Sweden.

The 43-tonne modular boiler was delivered in the beginning of October and was providing heat one month later. As a result of the boiler replacement, oil consumption in Avesta is expected to decrease by approximately 800 cubic metres per year.

“Carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by almost 2,100 tonnes per year,” says Stefan Jägerhill, Project Manager at Adven.

A similar project is currently ongoing in Stora Vika outside of Nynäshamn and in Staffanstorp. All are actions on our transition journey towards producing district heating in Sweden of 100 % renewable and recycled energy sources by 2030.

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About Adven’s strategy and the usage of renewable and recycled energy sources here: Our strategy for sustainable growth | Adven