Green energy keeps us warm

More than half of all public and residential buildings in Sweden are heated by district heating.

In many areas, residual heat from the pulp, paper and wood products sectors is fed straight into the district heating grid and then into homes and buildings.

95% of the heating

Tops and branches from logging and residues from the forest industry are delivered to district heating plants, where they are used to generate heat. In Piteå, northern Sweden, the Smurfit Kappa pulp mill generates more than 95% of the city's heating, keeping some 4,000 properties warm. Thanks to forest industry residues, we can heat our homes with bioenergy, thus contributing to a more resource and energy-efficient society.