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Cleancon II

Clean Construction Machinery II

After three years with the first Cleancon project, the consortium received renewed trust from the financier Interreg ÖKS. Cleancon II started in January 2023, with partly new partners for continued focus on emission-free operation of construction machinery and its infrastructure.

With an increasing share of intermittent electricity generation from solar and wind, imbalances between supply and demand are created. By storing energy in the form of hydrogen as fuel for machinery and vehicles, it also acts as a buffer for times of electricity and power shortages. A shift from fossil combustion to electric machinery increases energy efficiency, which can help reduce the overall energy consumption.

The project will accelerate the development of solutions that enable emission-free construction sites to ensure the long-term use of renewable energy and emission-free machinery, through collaboration in the value chain, demo projects, development of tools and models. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of machinery and equipment. In the project, we will analyze and work for sustainability throughout the machine's life cycle - in all phases of the machine; production, use and recycling.

A crucial challenge is the infrastructure for emission-free machinery. Construction projects are often carried out in places with limited access to electricity grids and road networks for fuel deliveries. The project works to identify success factors for sustainable energy supply.

Cleancon II will continue to mobilize the power that the market's purchasers bring to technology development and further develop methods for follow-up and ensuring compliance with the procurement's requirements for emission-free machinery and contracts. The toolbox for this will be updated and we will continue to work with knowledge transfer and networking.

Cleancon II will continue to drive technology development through challenging demo projects of various kinds. In addition to the results with each demo, they also bring knowledge and experience to the partnership.

Project activities and results are updated continuously on the project website and Facebook





Project name

Cleancon II



RISE role in project

Lead partner

Project start


3 år

Total budget

2 704 075 euro


Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm, NILU, Volvo Construction Equipment, Nilsson Energy, Peab Anläggning, Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, DFØ – Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring, Lillestrøm kommune, NASTA, Eviny, NAPOP, Lunds kommun, Eslövs kommun, Malmö stad


Interreg ÖKS


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

3. Good health and well-being
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action