In Sweden, Vattenfall’s new biofuel heat plant Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden, has now been inaugurated and taken into operation. The new plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 200,000 metric tons per year, compared with when peat and other fossil fuels were used. This will halve the climate footprint for the around 170,000 Uppsala residents who are connected to Vattenfall’s district heating grid in the city.
Carpe Futurum is situated in Vattenfall’s main heat plant in Uppsala, Boländerna, 70 kilometers north of Stockholm. The new biofuel plant has a heat capacity of 110 MW and is an essential part of a transformation program, at a cost of around SEK 3.5 billion (EUR 300 million), to phase out fossil fuels from the heat production in Uppsala. The heat is distributed to around 76,000 households and heating customers in Vattenfall’s district heating network in Uppsala.