Fuel sourcing

Vattenfall aims to set and maintain high standards on its fuel sourcing. This is a long-term endeavour with continuous improvement at its core. Different fuels present different challenges but we always act systemically with our long-term goals in mind.


Vattenfall has several power and heat plants that fully or partially operate on bioenergy. We source biomass for our own plants and trading purposes.
More about biomass

Hard coal

Vattenfall buys coal on the global market for usage in our own power plants and for trading purposes. In 2016, we sourced 7 million tons of hard coal for usage in our hard-coal fired power stations.
More about hard coal


Vattenfall is the majority owner for seven nuclear power reactors in Sweden (four in Ringhals, three in Forsmark) for which uranium is procured.
More about uranium


We apply the following approach ensure responsibility in our sourcing:

Last updated: 2017-07-18 15:03