Submitted by: Municipality of Kristianstad
Implemented country: Sweden
Title: Fossil fuel free district heating in Kristianstad
The bio-fuel-powered CHP plant Allöverket, established in 1995, is estimated to have reduced emissions of carbon dioxide in the municipality more than 120,000 tons (2008). The bio-fuel, waste from forestry and wood industry, is taken from within a radius of 100 km. Biogas from the landfill and from a biogas production is also used as fuel in Allöverket, together with bio-oil. The biogas in Karpalund comes from fermented organic waste, manure etc.. Since 1983 the amount of renewable fuel used in Allöverket has increased significantly, and constitutes over 99% of the fuel today.