With a new Riskulla combined heat and power station fed by bio fuel, Mölndal Energi in Sweden is investing in the efficient production of electricity and district heating.
Eco-friendly energy for Mölndal
Together with Mölndal Energi Nät AB, Mölndal Energi AB is part of the Mölndal Energy Group, with the City of Mölndal as its owner. Mölndal Energi AB offers electricity, district heating and contract services. The company has approximately 90 employees.
Riskulla combined heat and power station shines as a new landmark beside the old power station. The new boiler that is within the glazed façade is fed with bio fuel and boils water for the steam turbine and district heating network.
“The reason for building a new station was the fact that we have an increased demand for district heating which the old boiler from 1984 could not satisfy,” operating manager Göran Lundström tells us.
“It was also obvious that combined power and heating was more profitable than simply producing heat, as was the case with the old boiler.
The new boiler can only be heated up with solid fuel and built to be heated up with a mixture of different fuels. It should be possible to use both wet fuel such as wet branches, roots and tree-tops, and dry fuel such as stem wood and peat.
“It is important to be able to utilize different kinds and mixtures; we do not know what will be relevant in the future.