Brista heat and power plant in Sigtuna 30 km north of Stockholm city.
Brista heat and power plant in Sigtuna 30 km north of Stockholm city.

Conbio News & Facts, Sigtuna Sweden

Friday, 29 November  Fortum’s new power plant in Brista in Sigtuna was inaugurated  by the Swedish minister of Environment Lena Ek. The new CHP plant produces heat and electricity from unsorted and combustible waste and is an important step towards Fortum’s goal to achieve a resource – and climate-neutral district heating.

The new CHP plant in Brista can process 240 000 tonnes of waste per year, which is as much household waste as residents of the city of Stockholm causes , while providing a supply of heat and electricity to meet the heating needs of 50,000 normal-sized houses per year. With Högdalenverket and Bristaverket Fortum has the capacity to treat the waste from all municipalities in the Stockholm region and thus take advantage of the energy that would otherwise be lost . The facility in Brista becomes the main production plant for district heating grid north and west of Stockholm . The annual output will be 500 GWh of heat and 140 GWh of electricity .

“With our plants in south and north of Stockholm will be very transport efficient , and with the increasingly interconnected district heating network , we gain a cost-efficient energy production. Together with our customers and partners as Sigtuna municipality and Sollentuna Energi , we contribute to a sustainable energy supply in the Stockholm region, says Anders Egelrud , CEO of AB Fortum Heat jointly owned with the City of Stockholm.

Close to 1 million tonnes of waste will be collected every year to Fortum’s two waste incineration plants , most of which comes from households. There are unique opportunities to develop sorting concept of Fortum plants. Closest to investigate whether it is possible to sort out food waste , which if managed properly can be both biogas and soil products.

The a few years  Fortum Heat is investing 6.5 billion to increase the share of renewable and recycled energy. The new waste-fired power plant in Brista is now in operation and the next plant is Värtaverket in Stockholm which will be Europe’s largest biomass-fueled power plant. At the same time  a new transport and storage systems is built in the Energy Port of Värtan in Stockholm to increase the blend of biofuel in the already existing Värtaverket .

Recording from the inaguration

The new facility in Brista becomes Fortum fourth power plant, inaugurated this year.

Previously, a waste -fired CHP plant was opened in Klaipeda , Lithuania, and two biomass-fired CHP plants in Järvenpää , Finland.  In Jelgava , Latvia, another plant has been commissioned. Moreover , the world’s first large-scale , integrated pyrolysis plant for the production of bio-oil was inaugerated at the same time as Brista in the biomass-fired power plant in Joensuu, Finland.

Facts Brista 2

New Bristaverket , Brista 2 is owned 85% of AB Fortum Heat jointly owned by the City of Stockholm and 15% of Sollentuna Energi
In Brista 2  unsorted and combustible waste from households and industry is used as fuel.
Brista 2 can take care of 240 000 tonnes of waste per year, which is as much as the residents of the City of Stockholm gives rise.
Annually is  500 GWh of heat , corresponding to the heating needs for 50,000 flats per year produced.
Sweden’s electric system is interconnected with Europe and the 140 GWh of electricity produced each year in Burst 2 can displace electricity produced by fossil fuels in Europe.