Skanska to expand collaboration with PetroBio
Skanska has now ordered the conversion of a second asphalt plant, from LPG to wood powder. The new plant is located in Upplands Vasby and will be converted during the autumn, so that it is ready to start on wood powder when production starts in 2016.
-This is an important part of our environmental efforts and our efforts to reduce our CO2 footprint, says Magnus Åkehag plant manager at Skanska Asphalt and Concrete AB.
-Wood powder is a renewable fuel, but it is not only a good deal for the environment, it also has a lower price than LPG, which makes it a bargain even for the wallet, concludes Jonas Lindberg, Production Manager at Skanska Asphalt and Concrete AB.
The asphalt plant standing in line to be converted has a capacity of 270 tons of finished asphalt per hour and is expected to consume about 15 GWh of fuel per year. By changing to renewable fuel, the total CO2 load from drying and heating of the ballast will be reduce significantly. The equipment is designed to run on pure wood powder, without support fuel.
-After the very successful first project with wood powder in Önnestad we look forward to continue working with Skanska, says Bengt Attebo sales manager at Petro Bio AB.