Higher sugar content in Lund heating
Nordic Sugar’s Örtofta plant in Sweden started the beet campaign on 11 September. This year, the company expects to increase its supply of surplus heat to energy company Lunds Energi. Close to 50,000 households stand to benefit from the increased supply of surplus heat as Lunds Energi has combined the district heating grids in Lomma, Lund and Eslöv.
“The increase in the supply of surplus heat from Nordic Sugar is achieved on the back of an anticipated rise in sugar beet yields and thus a prolonged beet campaign”, says Bengt Högberg, Factory Director of Nordic Sugar Örtofta. “We’re very pleased that through the supply of surplus heat we’re able to contribute to increasingly environment-friendly and efficient heating while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions – quite in keeping with our own energy and climate strategy.”
Johan Holmstedt, Business Area Manager, Energy production, The group Lunds Energikoncernen, emphasises the fact that district heating is well-established and well-integrated in Lund and Eslöv, allowing for the possibility of exploiting the surplus heat.
“As we’re offered the opportunity to buy additional surplus heat, we can reduce the amount of fuel used in the generation of district heat. Consequently, we’ll be able to reduce our CO2 emission by another 1,250 tonnes in addition to what the surplus heat from Nordic Sugar Örtofta has already contributed”, says Johan Holmstedt.
“We take an active part in identifying new ways of using residues in the generation of district heat, and surplus heat plays an important role. By using already generated heat, which would otherwise go to waste, we make a positive contribution to the climate. The group checks out all possible options which may benefit the environment”, says Johan Holmstedt.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Holmstedt, Business Area Manager, Energy production, The group Lunds Energikoncernen AB (publ), Tel: +46 46 35 61 89 or +46 70 349 66 99.
Bengt Högberg, Factory Director, Nordic Sugar Örtofta, Tel: +46 46 540 63 86 or
+46 709 53 96 86.