Ongoing transitions

It’s easy to talk the talk – we walk the walk

High ambitions, EU regulations and a world in crises put pressure on companies, making the shift to reliable and sustainable solutions speeding up. We are working with these questions every day. Read about a selection of our ongoing transitions and how we make a difference in a world of change.

A selection of ongoing transitions

Energy efficient energy plant for Viking Malt in Lahti, Finland

Viking Malt Group is building a completely new malthouse in place of the current one in Lahti. Next to the malthouse, Adven is building an exceptionally energy efficient solution that has not been seen before in Finland. The solution, combining the cooling plant and heat production as well as heat pumps, has received investment support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for new energy technology.

Waste heat alone cover more than 65 per cent of the heat energy needed. Especially when drying malt, a lot of heat is released, and this has previously been largely unused.In addition, barley husk by-products of the malthouse are reused as fuel in energy production. If waste heat or by-product is not available, the energy will mainly be produced with pellets.

The production capacity of the plant will be approximately 85,000 tonnes of malt per year. The estimate is that the new plant will start its production in 2023.

Waste-to-Energy at our district heating site in Säffle, Sweden

In Säffle, we are rebuilding our plant into a state-of-the-art heating plant to ensure sustainable district heating in the municipality for decades to come. The new boiler will be able to handle several types of recycled fuels and at the same time can meet the ever-increasing environmental requirements of the future. This places high demands on both competence and complex technology and is an investment of EUR 28 million. Usually, this type of plant is built on a much larger scale, but we want to show that it is possible to invest big even in a small plant.

September 30th year 2020 we officially started the building of the plant and in November 2021, we could, as planned, start burning recycled fuels. Right now, the boiler is being tuned with the associated controls and the first heat has already been delivered to Säffle’s district heating network.

Now we are preparing for the official opening at the beginning of 2023!

Energy transition at Arctic Paper Munkedal, Sweden

In April of 2021, we officially started the construction of a new energy plant at Arctic Paper’s paper mill in Munkedal. The collaboration will ensure a safe and competitive energy supply at the mill and drastically reduce the climate impact.

Adven is responsible for building the new boiler plant of 30 megawatts, which instead of natural gas and electricity will be run on recycled fuels such as wood, paper and plastic from industrial operations. The facility being built can be adapted to handle other types of fuel in the future. The conversion is estimated to lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from energy production by 30,000 tonnes per year.

The plant is estimated to be commissioned during second half of 2022.