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Filborna Combined Heat- and Power Plant

The Filborna plant is a waste-to-energy plant which combusts sorted waste from the nearby region. It supplies approximately 40 percent of Helsingborg’s heating demand. The plant features a state-of-the art, combined flue gas cleaning and condensation system to ensure high efficiency whilst meeting stringent emission requirements.

The plant was commissioned in 2013 and is run by Öresundskraft, the municipality of Helsingborg’s wholly owned energy company. It has a 70 MW boiler and an annual incineration limit of 160,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

The 70 MW boiler features an advanced combustion control system and water-cooled combustion grate, distinguished by its reliability and suitability for RDF. The plant also features a state-of-the art, combined flue gas cleaning and condensation system to ensure high efficiency whilst meeting stringent emission requirements.

The plant is running 24/7 at high efficiency. 100 percent of the energy in the waste is turned into district heating and electricity to household and industries within the municipality. Since Skåne has a lack of capacity of electricity the Filborna plant makes an important contribution to the total electricity capacity in the southern part of Sweden.

In the region there is plenty of combustible waste, both from household and industries. Every day about 50 waste trucks dumps pre-sorted waste free from metal, glass, newspapers, organic waste etc at the plant. This was previously transported to other locations in Sweden. That means that the opening of the plant also has reduced the emissions of CO2 due to less transports.

Some quick facts:
• 70 MW boiler
• 160,000 tonnes RDF incineration limit
• Nominal effect of 60 MW district heating and 18 MW electricity
• Supplies approximately 40 percent of Helsingborg’s heating demand
• Makes use of 100 percent of the energy in the waste
• Emissions approximately half of the emission requirements from authorities
• The municipality of Helsingborg has ~150,000 citizens


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