Nynas recently announced that it is investing SEK 190 million (approximately $22.2 million) to secure reliable production at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the same time, the facility's new, more efficient heating furnaces will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 34%.
"This is one of the refinery's largest investments since the start in 1956 and a decisive investment for the refinery's future," said Anna Keereweer, site manager.
Nynas will start up the plant for the season with two new furnaces, which will be fired with natural gas. The new fuel, in combination with improved efficiency, will reportedly result in the reduced carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, emissions of nitrogen and sulfur oxides (NOx and SOx) will be reduced by 80% percent. The new furnaces are also adapted for firing with renewable biogas.
"This is an example of Nynas now implementing a series of investments and measures in our refinery system with the aim of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions," said Rolf Allgulander, Nynas vice president for Manufacturing. "We work actively with suppliers and other partners to seek new and effective solutions to meet the climate challenges facing the industry."
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