The world’s most sustainable Carbon Dioxide Removal offering

Stockholm Exergi is determined to be a leader in the fight against climate change. Based on the IPCC SR15 report in 2018, it is clear that capture and storage of biogenic carbon is essential to limit global warming to 1.5 °C or well-below 2 °C. Of the 78 IPCC scenarios compatible with a warming of 1.5 °C and retained for full analysis in the report, 73 rely on bio-energy carbon capture and storage to meet the objectives.

It is not sufficient to only reduce CO2 emissions by switching to renewables or capture fossil CO2 at production plants, for instance in the cement industry. In other words, there is a need to capture and remove biogenic CO2 from the atmosphere, thereby accomplishing a net reduction of the atmosphere’s CO2  concentration. This has to start now, and will over the coming decades gradually become an essential tool for limiting global warming and meet the climate goals.

This realization was also recently confirmed in the Swedish government report A Climate positive future (SOU 2020:4), and the government is now moving ahead with a plan to support the development of an industry focused on bio-energy carbon capture and storage.

Stockholm Exergi is already engaged in carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Part of our offering to our heat customer is the possibility to acquire “negative emissions” to become entirely climate neutral already today. This offering is based on our pilot BioChar plant. You can read more about BioChar here.

Now we are preparing for the next step, a full-fledged bio-energy carbon capture and storage plant, abbreviated BECCS. We already have an R&D installation where we have validated the economic and environmental efficiency of our approach. In 2027, we expect to launch an industrial-scale BECCS facility in Stockholm, connected to our existing bio-energy combined heat and power plant, KVV8. The facility is expected to have a capture capacity of around 800 000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 per year.

With this plan, Stockholm is on track to become the first carbon neutral city in the world.