Sustainable sawmill owner VIDA AB is upgrading with a new 5 MW boiler at its sawmill in Nössemark. Thus, the sawmill is now switching to 100% heating at both the sawmill and timber dryers in Nössemark with residual products from production. The upgrade has been done in close cooperation with Jernforsen, part of the Linka Group, which has provided advice, boiler installation and optimized the existing installation.

The sustainable sawmill owner VIDA AB now heats the sawmill and kilns in Nössemark with residual products from its production. A new 5 MW boiler is optimized for burning bark and wood chips containing up to 60% moisture. The plant is now operational and showing good results.

10. facilities with Jernforsen

Today, VIDA has boilers from Jernforsen at 10 of its 12 Swedish sawmills. They are designed to use production residues and provide between 5 and 12 MW of heat. Jernforsen’s technology makes it easy for sawmills to extract energy from wet bark and chips without significant dust, CO or NOx emissions.

“It is stable, simple and reliable. The most important thing for us has been to stay on schedule and get the facility we need. Therefore, we chose Jernforsen again and have received really good support when there have been challenges with the operation. says Jonas Axelsson, Technical Manager at VIDA.

The sawmill in Nössemark produces 2.45 meter timber, which is mainly exported to the UK, USA and Australia. To make production as sustainable as possible, the existing silo for bark and wood chips in Nössemark was renovated and modernized and connected to the new boiler from Jernforsen. At the same time, a new boiler house was built for the new system, which VIDA knows well from its other sawmills.

“It is important for sawmills to make the best possible use of their residual products. That’s why we have done a lot to optimize and automate this type of plant, which is stable even in the harsh environment at the border with Norway. says Magnus Holmgren, CEO of Jernforsen, which is part of the Linka Group, one of the world leaders in the optimization and development of climate-friendly energy plants based on biomass and waste. With the solution from Jernforsen, VIDA will reduce its carbon emissions and at the same time ensure operational reliability via operational support from Jernforsen.

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Requirements Measured values
Dust <30 mg/Nm3 20 mg/Nm3
CO <150 mg/MJ 25 mg/MJ
NOx <100 mg/MJ 65 mg/MJ