During a study trip to HEMAB’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant you will learn more about how (CHP) generation works and how a CHP plant works. CHP generation involves extracting both usable heat and electricity from the same fuel. This makes CHP generation much more energy-efficient, and up to 90% of the energy in a fuel can be used.
This is a very effective way to produce energy. CHP generation reduces environmental emissions by 25 – 40%. At HEMAB’s CHP plant, waste products from the forestry industry are used as fuel, including woodchips, bark, branches, twigs and peat.
A prerequisite for CHP generation is that there is a demand for district heating as the district heating water acts as a coolant to the steam from the turbine. District heating is when hot water is generated in a central plant and then distributed via pipes in a local energy network to heat up homes, schools and other premises. The water is heated up at a distance from the building, which is why the system is called district heating. During a field trip to the CHP plant, you take the lift to the 6th floor and find yourself 28 metres above the ground.
This part of the visit is not for those with a fear of heights!
You start and end the visit in the plant’s conference room with an open question and answer session.
Find us: Varvsallén
Contact: Håkan Nilsson
Telephone: 0+46 (0)611-55 75 49
Duration: 2 hours
Languages: Swedish & English
Maximum number: Max 25 per visit
Other: Parts of the visit take place at 28 metres high.