District Energy

News and features about the equipment and technologies that are driving the expansion of district heating and cooling. Technologies covered include cogeneration, biomass, geothermal, combined-cycle gas, wind, solar and waste-to-energy.

Promising results from carbon capture project for biomass CHP plants

A new research project is studying the feasibility of using carbon capture technology at biomass CHP plants in Denmark.

Slovakia coal plant refitted with gas engines for CHP

A coal-fired district heating plant in Slovakia is to be upgraded to a CHP facility running on gas engines.

Record factory becomes district heating energy hub

A former record factory that pressed tracks by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd has been turned into a state-of-the-art district heating hub in west London.

Amsterdam set for $455m district heating boost

Vattenfall is to optimize and connect the district heating networks in Amsterdam.

UK gas ‘must completely decarbonize’ to hit climate goals

Total decarbonisation of UK gas is vital in the next three decades if the country is to meet its emissions reduction targets.

ENGIE develops major UK district energy project

French energy giant ENGIE has signed a major deal to develop and operate a series of district energy schemes over 40 years in the UK.

ENGIE backs £320m UK heat networks strategy

Energy giant ENGIE has given its backing to a £320m UK government heat networks project.

District heat solution for Finland CHP plants

Technology company Valmet is to deliver a district heat network optimization solution to two CHP plants in Finland.

Veolia wins extension for waste-to-energy plant in France

Veolia will continue to operate a 180 GW-hour per year waste-to-energy facility in Greater Rouen, France, having been awarded a contract worth an estimated $136.24m to do so.

Southeast London in line to gain new heat network

The borough of Lewisham in southeast London is examining the potential for a new district heat network. The borough has taken the first steps in developing the project with energy potentially being generated from the area’s waste incineration plant.

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