By Katja Nathalie Jensen, Køge Dagblad
A large workshop filled with 500-kilo bales of straw is not usually something that attracts many curious glances. Tuesday, the bales were, however, an entire photo sensation when almost 20 Ukrainian district heatin directors, representatives from the Ministry and one mayor were on a study trip to Borup Heating Plant.
The visit is part of a five-day tour of Denmark to see what the country is capable of within district heating.
“The plant here in Borup is straw-fired, and it is interesting for the Ukrainians, who are gradually moving away from using gas supplies from Russia. So far, Ukraine has otherwise not focused on renewable energy”, says Pia Zimmermann from Danish Board of District Heating, the Danish district heating export organization, which together with the Export Council has organized the study tour.
The Ukrainian delegation’s visit to Denmark is not only a nice presentation. During the week, the group visits companies such as Danfoss, Grundfos, Ramboll and BROEN, and the goal is clear: to increase Denmark’s exports to Ukraine.
By 2020, the World Bank invests almost 2.7 billion Danish kroner in the efficiency improvement of the district heating system in 10 major Ukrainian cities.