Vattenfall opens biofuel heat plant in Sweden


Sweden – The Vattenfall Carpe Futurum biofuel heat plant in Uppsala, Sweden, has been officially opened and is now operating.

As a result of the new plant, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by approximately 200,000 tonnes per year. Around 170,000 people in the city of Uppsala are connected to Vattenfall’s district heating grid via the city’s network.

Phasing out fossil fuel

Carpe Futurum is located in Uppsala’s main heat plant, Boländerna, 70 kilometres north of Stockholm. The new biofuel plant has a heat capacity of 110 MW and is a critical component of a transformation program that will cost around SEK 3.5 billion (EUR 300 million) to phase out fossil fuels from Uppsala’s heat production. The heat is distributed to approximately 76,000 households and heating customers in Uppsala via Vattenfall’s district heating network.

Carpe Futurum’s construction began in 2018 and has already logged more than 855,000 hours of labor.