Fossil-Free Power for Chainsaws and Handheld Tools with Husqvarna Group

CO2 emission reduction
Energy density
Fossil-free solutions
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Industry

Sustainable products and services

Revenue

2021

$4.4B

Employees

2021

14,000

Countries

2021

110

About

Husqvarna Group is exploring innovative fossil-free solutions to power its range of chainsaws and handheld tools for forests and parks.

Opportunity overview

Husqvarna offers a wide range of chainsaws and handheld tools for forests and parks. You can learn more about the products and their specifications at husqvarna.com.

Those tools are usually battery-powered, using lithium-ion battery cells, or gas-powered, using two-stroke internal combustion engines.

Husqvarna has a science-based target to reduce the CO2 emittted by the tools when they are being used. That makes batteries the preferred option whenever possible. But for some applications, the energy density (gravimetric and volumetric) of current lithium-ion batteries is not high enough.

A typical use case are lumberjacks working the whole day in forest areas not accessible with a motorized vehicle. With a gas-powered chainsaw, they need to carry just a few liters of gas to work the whole the day. With a battery-powered tool, they would need to carry a few tens of kilograms of batteries, which is not realistic.

We are interested in exploring innovative fossil-free solutions that would help us overcome this challenge, whether it is a carbon-neutral fuel, an improved battery technology, a portable hydrogen fuel cell, or any other solution satisfying our goals and constraints.

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Examples of potential solutions

  • Carbon-neutral fuels with an internal combustion engine
  • New high-density battery cells
  • Hydrogen fuel cells portable enough for handheld tools

Why partner up with Husqvarna Group?

We are looking for a partner to join us on our mission to replace fossil fuels in handheld power tools. We can provide the industry and R&D expertise necessary to conduct a successful pilot project. We can also provide the manufacturing and distribution capabilities to scale this potential long-term partnership across the globe, and put your technology in the hands of professionals everywhere.

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