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Be part of Sandviken Pure Power

If we are to succeed in becoming fossil free in our region, we all need to contribute. Sometimes it difficult to know what to do, but if we all go that extra mile, we can make a big difference in small ways. Here, we share some of our tips.

Smarter transport

Approximately a third of all carbon dioxide emissions derive from transportations. A large part of all journeys is shorter than five kilometers. How far do you travel to work? Could you walk, take the bike or a public transport? Your body will thank you for the extra exercise. Car-pooling is an option if you have a long way to commute and public transports don’t work.

At home

  • Use low-energy light bulbs.
  • Save on warm water. New taps have water-saving nozzles, but you can also install them for yourself.
  • Use a lid when you boil food.
  • Turn off computers and TVs. They consume electricity in standby mode as well.
  • Remember to defrost your freezer regularly. It uses less electricity that way.
  • Turn off lights when they’re not needed.
  • We have the best water in the world directly from the tap. Drink it instead of buying bottled water.
  • Don’t use cleaning detergents that contain chlorine.
  • Don’t use too much washing powder or dish washing liquid.
  • Don’t wash clothes at high temperatures. Today’s washing detergents work well at 40 degrees.

When shopping

  • Choose locally produced food when you can avoid food that requires long transports.
  • Avoid unnecessary products with unnecessary amounts of packaging.


Separate and recycle as much as possible. Medicines and batteries are particularly important as they release poisonous chemicals and heavy metals into the environment. Light bulbs, strip lighting and low-energy bulbs also contain dangerous metals and must be recycled.

When buying a new car

Are you investing in a new car? Then, consider a completely zero-emission electric car with battery or fuel cell for hydrogen. Fossil-free vehicles with biogas and synthetic diesel can also be a good option as a transitional solution for reducing carbon emissions.


Buy a hydrogen fuel cell car

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Buy an electric car

Almost all car dealers offer electric and hybrid cars today.

Buy a biogas car

Almost all car dealers offer cars that fully or partially run on biogas.

Drive a car that runs on synthetic diesel, HVO

Cars, tractors, buses and trucks with diesel engines can run on hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO). HVO is produced from residual products from forestry and agriculture, and is completely free of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 90%.

When wise people from all over the world in industry, academia and the public sector interact exciting things happen. Sandviken is such a place in the field of fossil free and climate neutral energy.

Sandviken PurePOWER is an open communication concept administered by Sandvikens Kommun. Here, people that want to contribute to making Sweden one of the world’s first fossil free countries meet. Sandviken is the place where it all happens. Right now.