Residual heat from Höganäs AB's compressors heats 110 houses in Höganäs
Anders Nilsson and Björn Nilsson in front of the district heat exchanger. Water is heated here for Höganäs Energi AB’s district heating network using residual heat from Höganäs AB.
As early as 2005, the two businesses merged parts of their systems in order to heat properties using residual heat from Höganäs’ metal powder production. The two companies are constantly looking at new, intuitive ways of saving energy, and in 2017, the system was expanded to include residual heat from Höganäs AB’s compressor hall.
‘This latest phase of expansion means that additional residual heat from Höganäs AB, equivalent to the power requirement for 110 houses, can now be reused in the district heating network,’ says Anders Nilsson, Energy Engineer at Höganäs AB.
Through a string of expansive developments, the properties are now almost 90 per cent heated from residual heat. During the coldest of the winter months, heat is also added based on renewable bio-oil. This means that district heating production in Höganäs, to all intents and purposes, is completely free from fossil fuels.
‘This partnership allows us to reduce our environmental footprint by some 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and we are constantly looking to source more residual heat’, says Björn Nilsson, District Heating Manager at Höganäs Energi AB.
Environment and economy go hand in hand
The district heating network is being continuously expanded in order to offer district heating for newly built properties.
‘We compete on the same terms as other heating sources, but we see that many people are opting for district heating. By way of example, three new multi-family houses joined the network last year and more are under way. District heating offers many environmental benefits. Another advantage of district heating is that customers save up to 30 per cent of their heating costs compared to previous fossil heating sources,’ says Björn Nilsson.
For more information, please contact
Ann Wulf, Communicator, Höganäs, +46 (0)42-33 80 49, firstname.lastname@example.org
Björn Nilsson, District Heating Manager, Höganäs Energi, +46 (0)42-33 78 51, email@example.com