Sweden's electricity supplyin 2013.Svebiocalculation based onstatistics from Sweden Energy Agency.
Electricityproducedfrombiomassis calledbiopower.Biopoweristoday,after nuclear- and hydropower,the third largestsource ofelectricity in Sweden.Comparedtowind powerbio-power is athree timesaslargesourceofelectricity! Biopower isproducedbybiomass,usuallywood fuels,burning inafurnaceconnectedtoaboiler.ThisoccursinaCHP-plant.The heatgeneratedis usedtoheatthewatervaporwhichinturnmakes the turbinerotate, andelectricitycanbe generated.The excess heatis distributed through adistrict heatingnetworktohomes and industrial users.Itis aseasy asitsounds- Bioenergydelivers electricityandheat!
Svebio yearly produces a map over all the biopower production units in Sweden. The map from 2012 shows biopower production at 183 locations, and another 41 planned units. This included 84 CHP plants in district heating, 40 units in industries, and 59 small plants using biogas for electricity.