German university unveils plan for three CHP plants

Three combined heat and power (CHP) plants are planned for a German university and its associated medical school.

The University of Göttingen and University Medical Centre this week announced plans to develop a new, decentralized power and heat supply system, with two CHP plants to serve the university and one […]

November 17th, 2017|

Denmark signs partnership agreement with German green frontrunner

A new partnership agreement between the German state of Baden- Württemberg and Denmark was announced today. The agreement aims to help the German green frontrunner accelerate its transition to a low-carbon, energy effective society and simultaneously increase Danish exports of energy technology.
The partnership agreement spans areas such as energy […]

November 16th, 2017|

Climate projects need to be cross-disciplinary

Move from silo mentality towards holistic masterplanning of cost-efficient district heating and integrated energy systems, stated Ramboll’s CEO at the World Climate Summit-part of the COP23 climate conference. 

“Many solutions contribute to a low-carbon energy transition, but experience shows that you get the best results if your approach is cross-disciplinary”.

That […]

November 15th, 2017|

Exciting German study bodes well for heat networks

Professor Matthias Finkenrath is leading a team in southern Germany dedicated to producing more effective district heating networks. He spoke to Decentralized Energy about the KWK Flex project.

Finkenrath and his colleagues are using a software they have named DeepDHC (acronym denotes district heating and cooling) to facilitate thermal load […]

November 15th, 2017|

CEO of the year award goes to Ramboll

Jens-Peter Saul has been awarded ‘CEO of the year, Large Firm’ by the leading business association in the engineering sector, ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering).

Group CEO of Ramboll Jens-Peter Saul was awarded European CEO of the year by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)  at the European CEO […]

November 13th, 2017|

Delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Energy visits Energy City Frederikshavn

Energy City Frederikshavn welcomed 15 government officers from the Chinese Ministry of Energy. They visited Frederikshavn to learn about the city’s transition to 100% renewable energy and, in relation to this, to hear about cases from the local businesses VICTOR DST and MAN Turbo & Diesel.
“A visit like this […]

November 10th, 2017|

Arcon-Sunmark supplies first large-scale installation in Vietnam

Arcon-Sunmark has just initiated the construction of the first large-scale solar heating installation in Vietnam. The installation will supply industrial process heat to a factory situated south of Ho Chi Minh City. At Arcon-Sunmark this is regarded as a breakthrough with a major potential.

The solar heating installation comprises 5,000 […]

November 9th, 2017|

UK hospitals to save £1.3m per year with CHP

A UK hospital trust is set to save as much as £1.3m ($1.7m) per year through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia that includes two combined heat and power (CHP) units.

For the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which has 734 beds and serves a population of 365,000 patients […]

November 9th, 2017|

District heating could save UK almost £30bn says report

Cost reduction measures could save up to 40 per cent in capital costs for UK district heating networks, or almost £30bn ($39bn).

That is the conclusion of a new report from the country’s Energy Technologies Institute, the result of an 18-month project to roadmap the wide-scale deployment of district heating […]

November 8th, 2017|

Huge export potential in surplus heat from data centres

A decision by the Danish Tax Appeals Agency has opened up for recovery of surplus heat which was previously wasted, both in Denmark and abroad. Ramboll is advising Denmark’s third largest district heating company, Fjernvarme Fyn, to recover surplus heat on a greater scale than ever before in the […]

November 6th, 2017|
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