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Växjö Energi demonstrates carbon capture technology with Sumitomo SHI FW

PRESS RELEASE, 2 MAY 2024, 10:00
Carbon Capture technology provider Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) and the Swedish energy company Växjö Energi AB are collaborating on a testing campaign this summer to optimize carbon capture technology based on the hot potassium carbonate (HPC) process.

Växjö Energi and SFW have signed an agreement under which SFW will provide a mobile carbon capture demonstration facility and Växjö Energi will host the corresponding operation activities at their Sandvik biomass plant in Växjö, Sweden.

The campaign aims to demonstrate the full carbon capture solution, including CO2 capturing and liquefaction. The HPC process has a CO2 capture rate exceeding 90% and produces high-purity (<99%) CO2.The electricity-powered technology also produces low-temperature heat, contributing to sustainable heat production and low energy penalty.

  • With all our plants already turned fossil free since years, this provides a solid platform for realizing negative emissions through carbon capture of biogenic CO2. The demonstration will provide valuable insights how to optimize the technical solution to fit our existing combined heat and power plant in order to even further lower climate impact, says Erik Tellgren, CEO Växjö Energi.
  • We are excited to demonstrate the HPC solution with a sustainable energy supplier like Växjö Energi, who provides us with a real-world scenario for optimization. Via the campaign, Växjö Energi can operate our solution with their specific flue gas conditions. This is an excellent example of how we can work together within the industry to power decarbonization, says Frank Ligthart, VP Circular Carbon SFW.

The campaign’s planned schedule includes installing the mobile unit at the Växjö site during May–June 2024, with operations commencing by the end of June. Operation with the demonstration unit continues until the end of September.

For more information, please contact

  • VP Circular Carbon Frank Ligthart, Sumitomo SHI FW
    [email protected], tel. +358 40 561 9612
  • Chief Engineer Daniel Eidenskog, Växjö Energi
    [email protected], tel. +46 470 77 52 16

About SFW

Sumitomo SHI FW is a global provider of solutions and services that drive the decarbonization of energy. Our solutions include energy from biomass and waste, long duration energy storage, recycling of waste to valuable end products, carbon capture, flue gas cleaning, waste heat boilers, as well as related services to digitalize, optimize, and decarbonize assets that we deliver to the global power and industrial markets. We strive to provide sustainable energy solutions for customers in a wide range of industries including energy, waste, chemicals, metal, sustainable fuels, cement and pulp and paper. SFW’s excellence in delivering projects worldwide rely on our 1,800 talented people, across 20 locations in 14 countries, with deep know-how and experience in the industry.

Powering a decarbonized world for everyone. For more information, please visit Sumitomo SHI FW at

About Växjö Energi

Växjö Energi AB has since 2019 established a fossil-free operation and provides sustainable energy and communication solutions. The company is owned by Växjö municipality and offers a comprehensive range of renewable power, district heating, and district cooling products and services within the Växjö municipality. Växjö Energi also provides broadband and smart sensor networks in the greater Växjö region through the subsidiary Wexnet. Växjö Energi is aiming to achieve carbon capture (BEECS) from its already fully fossil-free combined heat and power plant in Växjö. Approximately 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide is intended to be captured each year, starting in 2028.