Community energy projects fill a UK niche

The district heating sector is the best example of local energy projects being owned and/or operated by local government entities. Whether just providing host buildings to be fed by heating and cooling networks, collaborating with developers on pipeline routes or even operating the overall system, local government usually gets […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

New edition of Hot Cool

In Hot Cool 4 2017 we focus on technical innovation and optimization. The theme is covered through articles by Anders Nielsen (Grundfos); Kristian Honoré (Hofor); Jan Eric Thorsen, Marek Brand, Oddgeir Gudmundsson (Danfoss), Michele Tunzi (Loughborough University) and Anders N. Andersen (EMD); and Steen Schelle Jensen (Kamstrup). Included are also articles by Rasmus Lund (Aalborg University) and Lauren Salmon (Changeworks), as […]

By |December 19th, 2017|DBDH, DBDH members|

Finland eyes nuclear district heating

Finland is investigating the use of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) for district heating, according to reports.  

For one report from the country’s VTT Technical Research Centre, a feasibility study known as PARIS (Potential of Advanced Reactors for Industry and Society) has mapped different reactor types, their possible applications and […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

No region left behind: launch of the Platform for Coal Regions in Transition

The EU’s commitment to a clean energy transition is irreversible and non-negotiable. In this shift to a more sustainable future, no regions should be left behind when moving away from an economy driven by fossil fuels.

The new Platform launched today will facilitate the development of projects and long-term strategies […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Consortium set to buy Finnish district heating supplier

Finnish district heating firm Elenia Lämpö is to be sold to a consortium.

Elenia Lämpö, which serves around 85,000 customers through 16 local systems, represents Finland’s ninth-largest district heating network and around 10 per cent of power grid operator Elenia’s business.

Along with Elenia, Elenia Lämpö is to be sold for […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Construction starts on waste-to-energy plant in Lithuania – report

Finnish energy group Fortum Oyj (HEL:FUM1V) and Lietuvos Energija have launched construction work on a waste-to-energy combined heat and power (CHP) project in Lithuania, the Baltic News Service reports.

The EUR-150-million (USD 176.8m) plant will have electricity generation capacity of 24 MW and thermal capacity of about 70 MW. Its construction […]

By |December 14th, 2017|CHP|

New European innovation hub in Nordhavn, Copenhagen to become epicentre for tomorrow’s energy technologies

EnergyLab Nordhavn, Urban Help and Scion DTU have entered into a strong collaboration on EnergyHub, which is a new innovation environment for businesses engaged in innovative and sustainable solutions for the cities of the future. 30 businesses moving into the new shared office facilities and more than 200 visits […]

By |December 13th, 2017|DBDH members|

Chinese firm to develop nuclear district heating plant

In a bid to cut down on pollution from coal-fired power during the winter months, a Chinese nuclear company has launched a project to develop a heat-only nuclear reactor designed to provide district heating.

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a global nuclear player, aims to produce a 400 MW deep […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Milan district heating plant gets soundproofed

Italian noise control specialist CTM Ambiente has designed and built a soundproofing system for a cogeneration-based district heating plant in Milan.

The 2 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration plant passed an acoustic test in all operating modes, CTM Ambiente reported. The test was conducted for the area close to the plant […]

By |December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

HELIOS – a 2 000 m² solar plant for district heating in Graz

Graz is making constant efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the city’s district heating system. So the project ‘HELIOS’ in Graz with its 2 000 m² solar plant has been put into operation on September 2017. The thermal energy is fed into the district heating grid […]

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