Fortum aims to use CO2 for recycled plastics rather than sustainable fuels

The Finnish utility targets half a million tonnes of CO2 from two waste disposal facilities by 2030. The uses of CO2 in the short term are still unclear, but the group has a clear ambition: To create new materials on a molecular level.

Det tidligere Kommunekemi i Nyborg, der miljøbehandler farligt affald, er blandt de to anlæg Fortum og Fjernvarme Fyn vil indfange CO2 fra. | Photo: Per Folkver

For Finnish utility Fortum and Danish district heating utility Fjernvarme Fyn, developing sustainable fuels is just one aspect of the large-scale plans to capture half a million tonnes of CO2 from two waste disposal facilities on the island of Funen by 2030.

In the long term, the captured CO2 will become far more valuable as an ingredient in new forms of materials like plastics, says Kalle Saarimaa, vice president, Business Area Recycling & Waste, at Fortum.

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