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1 Lars Ehrlén Växjö Energy Ltd Presentation at in Freiburg June 14th 2007 Towards a Fossil Fuel Free Växjö

2 This is Växjö Municipal profile Population Land area 1674 km 2 City budget 300 million Euro Pioneering city Entrepreneurial region Close to the forest

3 We have the vision of a fossil fuel free Växjö, where our energy consumption does not lead to any climate change. Vision Fossil Fuel Free Växjö

4 Goals to strive towards to use energy from renewable sources of energy. to use energy efficiently. to go over to a fossil fuel free transport system.

5 Fossil Fuel Free Växjö Goal to achieve Reduce the emissions of fossil carbon dioxide per capita by 50 % till 2010 and by 70% till 2025 compared with 1993.

6 Fossil carbon dioxide emissions per capita in Växjö (kg CO 2 ) Total Transport Electricity Heating Goal 2010 Goal 2025

7 District heating in Växjö Existing Ready 2005 Ready 2006 Ready 2007 Available

8 Small scale district heating bioenergy plants in the villages of Lammhult, Braås, Rottne and Ingelstad

9  First boiler for biomass 1980  First CHP plant for biomass 1984  100 MW CHP plant for biomass 1997 Växjö Energy Ltd

10 Main reasons for introducing bioenergy in the 80´s  oil crisis – very expensive energy for inhabitants  renewable fuel  local and reliable supply  local jobs  income to local forest owners, saw mills and contractors  tax income to the municipality  transparency and democratic control of the energy system

11 Fuel mix at the Sandvik plant GWh Energy input

12 Energy Efficient wood houses by the lake

13 Young Energy – Saved energy = 37%

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15 Transport - actions Municipal car-sharing with environmentally adapted cars. Good network of cycle paths. Sign posts for easier navigation on the cycle paths. Education in eco-driving. Positioning systems at local forwarding and taxi companies. Free parking for environmentally adapted cars. Major travel habit survey Development of a transport strategy Increased biogas production, to be used for vehicles.

16 Växjö Värnamo Biomass Gasification Centre (VVBGC) Non-profit making projectbased company Large-scale test platform European biomass gasification centre

17 Energy supply 2005 – 50% renewables Totally 2479 GWh

18 2000 Local Initiatives Awards Winner for Excellence in Atmospheric Protection 2007 City of Växjö received Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2007 in the category Sustainable Community. Fossil Fuel Free programme is an overall program to reduce human impact on global climate change. City of Växjö - Award Winner

19 The biobased economy in Växjö – today and future Vehicle fuel DME Gasification to synthesis gas District heating and power Sawmill and pulp Building material Cosmetics Packaging Antioxidantes Ash Chemicals Biomass Paper

20 Bo Frank, Mayor of Växjö Do you take responsibility? Are you waiting for someone else to act? Do you know how much carbon dioxide your car emits per kilometer?

21 Thank you for listening! For more information


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