CHP Plant Hedensbyn was Skellefteå Kraft’s first bioenergy combine when it started operations in 1996 and has been a world leader in the development of modern bioenergy technology ever since.
The facility consists of a Combined Heat and Power plant generating district heating and green electricity, as well as a biopellet factory.
Regarding emissions, 99.98% of materials contained in the gases can be removed. As a result, the chimneys emit mostly harmless water vapour. Generating district heating, green electricity and biopellets at the same plant increases the efficiency of the combined power and heating plant, which would otherwise operate at an overcapacity during the warmer months of the year.