Fortum joint venture plans carbon negative district heating in Sweden

Stockholm Exergi is exploring whether a carbon capture system could be used at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm

A joint venture between Finnish company Fortum and the city of Stockholm is planning to develop what could be the world’s first carbon negative district heating network.

Stockholm Exergi is closing its last coal-fired boiler for electricity and heat production at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm at the end of spring 2020, two years earlier than planned.

It already replaced most of the coal-based production at the plant with biofuels in 2016 and is now exploring whether a carbon capture system could be used at the plant, which would make it carbon negative.

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