Opcon improves energy efficiency and cuts emissions at Kilafors

At the World Bioenergy 2012 exhibition in Jönköping, Opcon, the energy and environmental technology Group, has announced a new order from Järnforsen Energisystem AB for Opcon’s leading SRE Renergi flue gas condenser and water treatment equipment for the expansion of Bollnäs Energi’s district heating plant at Kilafors.

Bollnäs Energi currently has three plants with total heat production of 240 GWh per year, with the plant at Kilafors accounting for 20 GWh. This plant uses biomass for 85% of its energy requirement and has previously operated a 3.5 MW boiler. In the expansion it will add a new 3 MW boiler and an SRE flue gas condenser that will supply an extra 1.5 MW.

-       “This is part of our ambition to offer our customers heat and electricity produced with the lowest possible environmental impact. With this expansion of our district heating plant at Kilafors we are gaining a 20% more efficient plant while we are also reducing particle emissions by one third. We have experience of other suppliers of flue gas condensers, so our selection of Opcon’s SRE system is made on solid grounds. This system is superior in terms of its energy efficiency and treatment results,” says Fredrik Englund, Bollnäs Energi.

Opcon’s SRE Renergi flue gas condenser enhances the energy efficiency of the district heating plant by utilising large amounts of waste heat that would otherwise be lost. Efficiency gains can be up to 20-30% depending on the moisture content of the fuel, among other factors. Installation also enables additional treatment, so particle emissions can be cut significantly.

-       “We are very proud that Bollnäs Energi has yet again chosen our flue gas condenser and that we can help them in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Recycling waste heat is one of the most effective things a company can do to help the environment. Globally, there are enormous opportunities for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions through the recycling of waste heat. This is one of the solutions we offer. We have sold over 150 systems of this type in 13 countries,” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon AB.

Opcon Bioenergy, SRE and Saxlund are a part of Opcon’s growing Renewable Energy business area and its Waste To Value initiative with a special focus on Waste Heat Recovery and bioenergy. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers everything from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and incineration plants under the Saxlund brand. Under the SRE Renergi brand, systems are supplied for treatment and improved energy efficiency for bioenergy-powered district heating plants, sawmills, pellets producers and commercial greenhouses. The offer also includes flue gas condensation equipment for industrial activities as well as drying systems for biomass. The Opcon Group also supplies Opcon Powerbox for production of green electricity produced from hot water or wet steam.

For further information, please contact

Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. +46 8-466 45 00,+46-70-592 54 53

Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +46 8-466 45 00, fax+46 8-716 76 61
e-mail: info@Opcon.se

www.Opcon.se

The Opcon Group

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.

Opcon has activities in Sweden, China, Germany and the UK. There are around 390 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises two business areas:

Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, drying of biomass, handling systems for biomass, sludge and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.

Engine Efficiency focuses on energy-efficient solenoid technology and ignition systems for combustion engines including ethanol, natural gas and biogas engines.

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