Fjernvarmeindustrien’s annual meeting

Date: 10/09/2018

Together with Grøn Energi, Fjernvarmeindustrien held its annual meeting, which is organized for the 7th time. The meeting took place on September 5th in Odense, as an all-day event ending with dinner.

This year the meeting was entitled: Should surplus heat be more than hot air? Local cooperation makes all the difference.

There is enough surplus heat from local businesses, however, it is used to a small degree. Which parameters are needed in order to make it attractive to use the surplus heat in the district heating; which opportunities does that give to the industry; and is it possible for the many new data centres to break the norm and contribute to the district heating regionally?

The meeting was divided into two parts, where PART I included site visits at Albani and Tasso, as well as presentations by Fjernvarme Fyn regarding. surplus heat projects, including the new Facebook data center.

PART II continued at H. C. Andersen’s Congress Center. Here the topic was highlighted: Should surplus heat be more than hot air? The topic was seen from several angles: surplus heat from data centers and the potential for surplus heat and where it can be utilized. The speakers and their topics at the meeting were:

Anders Eldrup, Grøn Energi: Welcome
Jens Holger Helbo Hansen, SKAT: What will the rules be for surplus heat to district heating with the new energy agreement? In the new energy agreement, the intention is to get far more industrial surplus heat into district heating. Today, surplus heat covers 3% of district heating. The potential is 4-6 times larger. The planned data centers are part of the explanation. But how do we succeed?
Anders Kofoed-Wiuff, EA Energy Analyse: Utilization of surplus heat from data centers at Kassø. Two data centers are established at Kassø that has surplus heat enough to heat all of the south Jutland.Utilization of surplus heat will require both transport of heat and close cooperation in the region.
Morten Abildgaard, Viborg Fjernvarme: Balanced district heating. Analyzes of the future district heating system in Viborg – demand-based temperature control and heat pumps based on surplus heat or outdoor air.
Nina Detlefsen, Grøn Energi: What role does transmission in district heating play in the future? Large utilization of excess heat from large sources often requires that the heat is transported over greater distances. Is it technically possible and is the economic basis present?
Brian Elmegaard, DTU Mekanik: Optimization of processes and fluids in heat pumps. THERMCYC is a major, cross-cutting research and development project aimed at more efficient utilization of low-temperature heat sources.
Prof. Bernd Møller, Europea-Universitetet: Potential for surplus heat in Europe. The Heat Roadmap Europe project contributes with local heat supply strategies to European cities. For the first time, a new heat atlas is used. The result is a geographical, technical and economic assessment of surplus heat for district heating for (almost) the entire EU.
Kristina Lygnerud, Halmstad University & IVL Swedish Environmental Institute: Swedish experiences from industrial waste heat recovery to district heating (1974-2014). Sweden is the country in the world with the largest share of industrial waste heat recovery in district heating. What can we learn from the Swedish experience?
Kirsten Stolberg, CP Kelco: Experiences with the use of surplus heat from pectin production to the district heating network. The world’s largest pectin factory now supplies surplus heat to the district heating network in Køge and Solrød Municipality. With the establishment of heating circuit and heat pumps, the waste heat is utilized from the production for the benefit of both climate and local environment.
Anker Boye, former Mayor of Odense: Anecdotes from life in Odense. The meeting finished with a talk by Anker Boye, who in addition to his long political life in Odense is also chairman of District Heating Funen. Anker Boye took the participants on a tour of Odense and talked about the city’s development and political life. The evening arrangement also took place at H. C. Andersen Congress Center. Here, everyone had the opportunity to network when participating in the dinner event.

Download presentations below.







Allan Stihøj, Fjernvarme Fyn
Jens Holger H Hansen, SKAT
Anders Kofoed, Ea Analyse
Morten Abildgaard, Viborg Fjernvarme
Nina Detlefsen, Grøn Energi
Bernd Möller, Europa University
Kristina Lygnerud, Halmstad University 
Brian Elmegaard, DTU Mekanik
Kirsten Stolberg, CP Kelko
Anker Boye, former Mayor Odense