Stopping the consumption of fossil fuel at the Ronneby plant, Sweden

Tarkett reduces emissions at its Ronneby, Sweden plant by replacing the site's oil-fired boilers with electric boilers

Main project's drivers for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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Energy and resource efficiency

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Energy decarbonisation

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Energy efficiency improvements

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Improving efficiency in non-energy resources

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Emission removal

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Financing low-carbon issuers or disinvestment from carbon assets

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Reduction of other greenhouse gases emission

Project objectives

- Use non-carbon energy by switching from fuel oil to renewable electricity to power the site's processes on the site ;

- Improving the site's energy efficiency by using electric boilers to limit heat loss. heat loss.

Detailed project description

This project to stop fossil fuel consumption on the site consists of several phases:

Phase 1:

  • Replacement of the 2 largest oil-fired boilers with electric boilers (which used to heat thermal oil used in production); 

Phase 2:

  • Replacement of 3 other smaller boilers in the warehouse, the recycling center and the recycling center and the biomass department.

Emission scope(s)

on which the project has a significant impact

Scope 1

Direct emissions generated by the company's activity.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions associated with the company's electricity and heat consumption.

Scope 3

Emissions induced (upstream or downstream) by the company's activities, products and/or services in its value chain.

Emission Removal

Carbon sinks creation, (BECCS, CCU/S, …)

Avoided Emissions

Emissions avoided by the activities, products and/or services in charge of the project, or by the financing of emission reduction projects.

Scope 1 – Use of decarbonized electricity instead of fossil fuel

  • Quantification: 6,2 ktCO2/year

Scope 2 – Use of decarbonized electricity instead of fossil fuel More energy – Efficient electric boilers efficient electric boilers 

  • Quantification: – 0,9ktCO2/year 

Before the project was launched, the Ronneby site consumed 2320 t of fuel oil per year. Assuming an emission factor of emission factor of 2.67 tCO2/tfuel, this represents almost 6194 tCO2/year.

Phase 1 of the project (replacement of the 2 largest oil-fired boilers) will reduce the amount of 520 t of oil per year. The two new electric boilers consume 15 121 MWh/year of electricity. Considering an emission factor of 0.053 kgCO2/MWh, this allows a reduction of 4 ktCO2eq/year (the calculation considers a renewable source of electricity that will be available from January 1, 2021).

Phase 2 of the project (replacement of 3 other smaller boilers), will reduce to 0 fuel consumption to zero. These boilers will consume about 5181 MWh/year of electricity. Considering an emission factor of 0.053 kgCO2/MWh, this allows an additional reduction of 1.3 ktCO2eq/year

Key points

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Invested amount


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Starting date of the project


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Project localisation

Ronneby, Sweden

Project maturity level

Prototype laboratory test (TRL 7)

Real life testing (TRL 7-8)

Pre-commercial prototype (TRL 9)

Small-scale implementation

Medium to large scale implementation

Economic profitability of the project (ROI)

Short term (0-3 years)

Middle term (4-10 years)

Long term (> 10 years)

Illustrations of the project

Other benefits of this project include:

  • The eradication of the risk of fuel leakage; 
  • Eliminating the need to transport fuel oil by rail to the plant;
  • Reduction of noise from the exhaust stack.

No potential for replication of the project has been identified at this time.

The investment was financed by the public authorities up to 45% in order to encourage Tarkett to reduce its GHG emissions. The project was the largest financing in the southern region of Sweden in 2018.

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