Composites manufacturer says that it plans for its production plant in Laholm, Sweden to obtain 100% of its energy from fossil free sources 2019.

The plant in Laholm, which today uses fossil natural gas as its energy source, will have changed entirely to biofuel by January 2019, the company says. This energy transformation is expected to reduce the company's carbon footprint by 6000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

‘When we evaluated our own climate impact, it became clear that a large part of our carbon footprint could be linked to the energy use in our factories,’ said Per Hökfelt, EVP sustainability. ‘With the new energy solution in Laholm, we are taking a big step forward in our effort to deliver products for a future sustainable society.’

A biofuel plant will be established next to Diab's production facility in Laholm. In addition to the biofuel boiler system, a heat pump plant will be installed, making it possible to use 20-30 % of the waste heat generated in the production plant, heat that can be reused in the factory.

The project also receives investment support from Swedish governmental initiative Klimatklivet (The Climate Leap). Some 45% of the energy conversion project in Diab's production facility in Laholm has been funded by Klimatklivet.

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