Roadmaps for fossil free competitiveness
Based on the decision by the parliament to make Sweden climate neutral by 2045, the Fossil Free Sweden initiative has encouraged business sectors to draw up their own roadmaps as to how they will be fossil free while also increasing their competitiveness.
In these roadmaps, the industries describe when and how they will be fossil free, what technological solutions need to be developed, what investments need to be made and what obstacles need to be removed. The roadmaps also contain the sectors’ own proposals regarding commitments for the sectors´ stakeholders and political solutions.
The roadmaps are managed by either industry associations or companies in an open process that aims to include the entire sectors. Thirteen roadmaps have been handed over to the Government and more are in progress.
The mining and minerals industry is carrying out an electrification and automation program that, together with a transition to biofuels, will make mining operations fossil free by 2035.
The steel industry describes a unique initiative focusing on the development of a technology to reduce iron ore to iron using hydrogen making fossil free steel possible.
The aviation industry aims to make all domestic flights fossil free 2030 and all flights originating from Sweden fossil free 2045.
The food retail sector’s goal is for all plastic packaging to be recyclable by 2022, and all plastic packages to be produced from renewable or recycled raw materials by 2030.
The road haulage industry reduced its emissions between 2010 and 2016 by 25 per cent. They will reach the goal by switching fuel and they see the potential in route optimization and digitalization.
The forest sector is aiming for fossil free industry operations 2030, fossil free vehicles in forest industries and in forestry 2030 and an increased production of biofuels based on forest raw material from 1 TWh to 10 TWh per year that will help other sectors becoming fossil free.
The construction industry aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent (cf. 2015) 2030, 75% reduction by 2040 and have net zero emissions by 2045
The concrete industry aims to reach half the climate impact in 5 years, to have climate-neutral concrete available on the market 2030 and all concrete climate neutral 2045.
The cement industry is aiming for climate neutrality with the use of carbon capture and storage technology.
The heating sector has set the target to be fossil free by 2030, and by 2045 to become a carbon sink that will decrease the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions by using bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in district heating.
The maritime industry is aiming for fossil free domestic shipping by 2045 through the development of gas (LNG/LBG), battery, biodiesel (HVO) and methanol powered vessels that has already begun.
The aggregates industry is working with electrification of the machinery and also circulation of material flows to halve the emissions by 2030 (compared to 2015) and becoming fossil free by 2045.
The digitalisation consultancy industry´s roadmap shows how the sector can contribute to lower emissions from other sectors with transformative solutions.
Summary in English:
Roadmaps and Contacts (in Swedish):
The aggregates producers
The aviation industry
The cement industry
The concrete industry
The construction industry
The digitalisation consultancy industry (available in English)
The heating industry
The forest sector (available in English)
The food retail retail sector
The haulage industry
The maritime industry
The mining and mineral industry
The steel industry