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District heating investment reduces climate impact

A new district heating project will replace oil with biofuels at the Sandvik Coromant site in Gimo, Sweden. The investment reduces carbon dioxide emissions corresponding to heating of 230 villas and reduces costs significantly.

Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement with the energy company Neova to build a biofuel boiler and fuel delivery system at Neovo's district heating plant in Gimo. Surplus heating can also be moved between two geographically different industrial areas.

Joakim Fagerudd"We have reduced the usage of fuel oil by about 70 percent since 2012. The focus on alternative district heating will bring that down to almost zero. Based on one year's consumption, we estimate that the new district heating solution will correspond to reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1,850 tons per year, equivalent to the heating of 230 normal-sized villas, says Joakim Fagerudd, Site Manager for Sandvik Coromant in Gimo.

The reduced oil consumption is estimated at 700 m3 of oil per year. The investment is supported by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency through the investment initiative Klimatklivet.

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