Company invests in new furnaces for reliable production and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
NYNAS have invested SEK190 million to secure the supply of bitumen for Nordic infrastructure. Two new, more efficient heating furnaces have been inaugurated at the company’s refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will provide benefits in terms of both the environment and the availability of bitumen.
The new natural gas-fired furnaces will result in a 34% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, whilst nitrogen and sulphur oxides (NOx and SOx) will be reduced by 80%. The new furnaces are also adapted for firing with renewable biogas.
Anna Keereweer, manager of the Gothenburg site, said: ‘This is one of the refinery’s largest investments since it started in 1956 and a decisive investment for its future.’
Nynas’ vice-president of manufacturing, Rolf Allgulander, added: ‘This is an example of Nynas implementing a series of investments and measures in our refinery system with the aim of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
‘We work actively with suppliers and other partners to seek new and effective solutions to meet the climate challenges facing the industry. Through the investment, we have now secured access to binders for our Nordic customers whilst improving our environmental performance.’