"Heba wants to be active in development to minimize emissions that burden the climate. The transition is absolutely crucial for the future. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of Heba's highest priority goals. We are very happy that in the future we will also be able to buy negative emissions with the help of bio-CCS and Stockholm Exergi. We need to be at the forefront for Heba to reach all the way to net-zero emissions," says Patrik Emanuelsson, CEO of Heba Fastighets AB.
Stockholm Exergi recently opened up the possibility for its district heating customers to buy minus emissions from the company's future bio-CCS facility and in that way help customers reach their climate goals. The program is open to all district heating customers who want to buy more than 1,000 tonnes of negative emissions per year over ten years. The first to sign letters of intent with Stockholm Exergi are Heba, AMF and Akademiska Hus.
"It is extremely exciting that we at Stockholm Exergi, together with our district heating customers, can contribute to realizing one of the most important new tools to slow down global warming. District heating is a unique, shared resource that not only warms Stockholmers and secures the electricity supply locally. Now it and all its users also enable us to offer a way for companies and Sweden to reach their climate goals," says Stockholm Exergi CEO Anders Egelrud.
After the IPCC's AR6 report from 2022, there is a global consensus that emission reductions are not enough to reach the Paris Agreement's climate goals. In addition, extensive investments must be made to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by various means of achieving so-called negative emissions. According to the IPCC report, bio-CCS has a prominent role in securing the necessary negative emissions.