Midscand has two focus areas within the Cleantech definition, Wind Power and Bio Energy.
Wind Power Industy
Jämtland is a proactive region in the wind power sector as its plans to set up 2,000 wind turbines. This will mean great business opportunities for existing companies and new start-ups. While working in unison with Midscand, the Indian Suzlon company, and the Norwegien OCAS AS have chosen to establish operations for their wind power facilities in the region, as there is a well-defined market in Jamtland and the surrounding counties. Additionally, there are expansive business opportunities for stakeholders in service and maintenance, crane services and other suppliers to the wind power industry.
Co-operation with vindkraftcentrum.se Vindkraftscentrum.se is the regional coordinator for the wind power industry in the county of Jämtland. Vindkraftscentrum.se has up to date information on on-going and planned projects. Together with Midscand we will facilitate information about investment opportunities, the process of setting up an operation and assist during study visits to Jämtland.
Business advantages of wind power
• The county of Jamtland has the largest wind power portfolio in Sweden! • Strömsund was designated by the Swedish government as one of the four wind power centers in Sweden. • SEK 30 billion will be invested in this sector during the next ten years. • Strömsund has a unique education program for operation and maintenance technicians dedicated to the wind power industry.
NBE Sweden AB s a bio-energy consortium consisting of an ethanol plant, pellet and briquette production, power plants and greenhouses. An extremely resource-efficient use of raw materials is achieved through NBE Sweden’s unique production methods, which are environmentally sound, economically viable, and renewable. When the trial operations of the pilot plant are completed, it will lead to the construction of a complete, full-scale bio-energy consortium in the municipality of Sveg, in Härjedalen.
As the worldwide trend moves towards local production—no matter the size of the producer—Midscand is in close contact with some of Sweden's major vegetable distributors interested in teaming up with international companies which produce vegetables locally. Additionally, there are investment opportunities available for building large greenhouse facilities, which can be heated by a nearby integrated plant.
Business advantages of Bio-energy
• Pilot plant for bio-fuels is built in Härjedalen together with a Chinese partner • Investment for a full-scale plant is estimated to be SEK 3 billion • Investment opportunity for growers (establishment of greenhouses) • Investment opportunities in NBE Sweden AB