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Nynas invests to reduce GHG emissions and boost reliability

Nynas invests to reduce GHG emissions and boost reliability
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Nynas is investing SEK190 million (USD22.3 million) to secure a reliable production at the Gothenburg refinery. At the same time, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 34%.

Today, the new more efficient heating furnaces are inaugurated at Nynas refinery in Gothenburg. A benefit for both the environment and the availability of Nynas specialty products.

โ€œThis is one of the refinery’s largest investments since the start in 1956 and a decisive investment for the refinery’s future,โ€ says Anna Keereweer, site manager, at Nynas refinery in Gothenburg.

This means that Nynas will start up the plant for the season with two new furnaces, which will be fired with natural gas. The new fuel in combination with an improved efficiency results in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 34%. Emissions of nitrogen and sulfur oxides (NOx and SOx) are also reduced by 80%. The new furnaces are also adapted for firing with renewable biogas.

โ€œThis is an example of Nynas now implementing a series of investments and measures in our refinery system with the aim of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We work actively with suppliers and other partners to seek new and effective solutions to meet the climate challenges facing the industry,โ€ says Rolf Allgulander, Nynas vice president, Manufacturing.