Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-

Future Fossil Free Rock Loading Solution | 2022-

Achieving environmental goals in rock material production requires not only a transition to fossil- and emission-free operations, but also new thinking in terms of process and new machine concepts. The potential for emission reduction is very large. 2019, there were 777 quarries in operation, in Sweden, according to SGU, will increase by 20–30 a year as natural gravel is being phased out. The goal is to make this process fossil-free. It is estimated this project could cover 84 – 152 kTon of CO2 equivalent in Sweden alone and exchange up to 3.6-6.6 Mton in Europe, rest of the world not counted.

This project focus on the system perspective and includes what a new disruptive machine concept and how energy infrastructure should be designed, focusing on productivity, flexibility, economy and the requirements of the electricity network. In a uniquely transcendent collaboration, a complete system for primary loading, with in-depth machine concepts, will be developed and tested.

BTH project leader: Professor Tobias Larsson

Time span: 20220501 – 20250430

Funding: 10.7 MSEK (4.24 MSEK VINNOVA FFI)


  • BTH
  • Chalmers
  • Skanska Industrial Solutions AB
  • Sveriges Bergmaterialindustri SBMI AB
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
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