Falkenberg Dairy receives 21 million to skip gas

Arla’s dairy in Falkenberg has been granted SEK 21 million in support from Klimatklivet to switch from gas to wood chips and from steam to hot water.

Falkenberg dairy – known for its production of Keso – is making a major investment in converting to new energy solutions, according to ATL. The project is carried out in collaboration with Falkenberg Energy, which will build a brand-new facility I connection to the dairy – the plant will also supply heating to surrounding areas. The dairy is also replacing current steam boilers with a hot water-based system.

– With hot water, we expect to save 10 percent of the heat leakage that occurs in a steam-based system, Christian Svensson, dairy manager at Falkenberg dairy, says.

In total, Arla expects the investment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 3,000 tonnes per year. Arla gets SEK 21 million from Klimatklivet as support for the project, which according to Christian Svensson covers a third to a half of the total investment. The project in Falkenberg is part of Arla’s five-year plan, the Future 26 strategy, where the goal is to reduce its own emissions by 63 percent until 2030. The new plant is expected to be ready at the end of 2024.

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