Trioworld doesn’t sleep on success
In a new collaboration with infrastructure company Nevel - Trioworld is turning waste heat into energy
Trioworld is supporting the transition to a greener economy by rethinking plastic. The company is using its position as leading experts on polyethylene solutions for packaging and protection to increase circularity in plastics. Up next is another case of how Trioworld recently found a new path to minimize waste and maximize resources.
At Trioworld, energy and waste efficiency are key, and so, why not rethink the use of waste heat produced? Asked and answered: as of March 2023, Trioworld’s waste heat is turned into energy for the local society of Smålandsstenar in Sweden, where the company was founded in 1965.
The project is co-created and in collaboration with Nevel, an infrastructure company that offers advanced, customized and future-proof infrastructure solutions for industries and real estate. Nevel is teaming up with companies that have unused resources and that want to be part of the green transition. Earlier this year, two heat pumps were installed and pipelines laid in Trioworld’s plant in Smålandsstenar. After extensive tests, the project is now up and running.
Fredrik Cato, Technical Manager at Trioworld
“Working in the plastic industry, we’re continuously having conversations about how to be more energy efficient.”
“Working in the plastic industry, we’re continuously having conversations about how to be more energy efficient. Through this collaboration with Nevel, the community of Smålandsstenar will be able to reuse the heat that we’ve been paying to get rid of. That’s quite incredible – especially today when there is a lack of renewable energy sources, says Fredrik Cato, Technical Manager at Trioworld.
The installation is its own circular system. The hot water produced in Trioworld’s process will be retained and reused through the system built to create the exchange. The waste heat from Trioworld will cover up to 89 percent of the need in Smålandsstenar’s district heating network.
“We were asked if we could deliver a minimum of 5400 MWh, and as it turns out we’ll be able to deliver approximately 11000-12000 MWh, says Fredrik Cato, and continues: we’re very pleased that we can over deliver on what we promised. To be cost efficient and turning every creative stone in the process is not only crucial for all businesses – giving back to the community and planet, I believe, is the way of the future.
Published: May 22 2023