Lithuania: Can solar thermal beat low biomass heat prices?

With biomass prices on the rise, solar district heating could become profitable in Lithuania. But without investment grants, payback periods were still too long, it said in the conclusion of a 2015 SDH market study by LEI, the Lithuanian Energy Institute (see the attached document in Lithuanian). The photo […]

UK ‘eco-town’ to feature solar and district heating

A planned housing development in the UK is to feature solar panels and district heating.

The £80m Elmsbrook eco-town development in Oxfordshire is a joint venture between building firm Crest Nicholson and housing provider A2 Dominion.

The town will feature 232 ‘eco-homes’ on a 10 ha site, with 30 per cent […]

Biomass heating for NY state agency complex

Construction work is underway on a biomass boiler heating loop for an office complex housing multiple state agencies in New York.

The $3m project will heat the complex in the town of Ray Brook, which hosts the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Adirondack Park Agency and State Police Troop B.

The […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Biomass|

London’s new business district hots up and goes green

A £7.9 million energy contract has been awarded for the first phase of a new business district in London.
Sustainable solutions provider Vital Energi has been appointed as Chinese developer ABP’s preferred partner to build, operate and maintain the temporary energy centre and district heating and cooling networks for its £1.7 […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Denmark to be fossil-free by 2050: Recommendations from Smart Energy Networks

Denmark’s national public-private partnership for smart energy has recently released the English language version of Strategy & Recommendations for research, development and demonstration of smart energy in Denmark which provides recommendations on how Denmark can become fossil free by 2050.
If Denmark is to reach its ambitious goal of being […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

MIT to upgrade central cogen plant

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US is set to begin construction work this month on a comprehensive upgrade of its Central Utilities combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The plant has been in operation since 1995 and features a single 22 MW gas turbine, which powers the […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

New district heating connection in West Zealand

About 100 km west of Copenhagen, isoplus delivered custom made pipes for a large scale project expanding the district heating net in the area.
An important step in the project is connecting two parts of town on each side of the harbour where the first of the two pipes dived […]

By |August 10th, 2017|DBDH members|

Solar energy to boost EU’s thermal heating

Solar heating could cover more than 80% of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries

Solar energy has the potential to generate over 80% of heating energy from thermal storage for Finnish households, according to researchers at Aalto University.

As the price of heating energy obtained from solar heating systems needed to […]

Vilnius CHP project gets green light from EC


Vilnus CHP project. Source: Lietuvos Energija (

The European Commission (EC) has given its approval for a combined heat and power (CHP) project in Vilnius proposed by state-owned Lietuvos Energija.

According to a statement published on the website of Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance last week, EC’s technical assistance partnership Jaspers has […]

By |August 9th, 2017|CHP|

Ukrainian CHP plant to be powered by agricultural waste

The Ukrteplo Group intends to build a combined heat and power plant with a capacity of 12 MW in the Odessa region. The plant will consume agricultural waste.

The group, operator of the largest network of biofuel boilers in the Ukraine, is also planning to build a bio-ethanol plant.

Head of […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Biomass|
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