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Biomass boiler delivered for district heating project in Finland

Biomass Magazine Summary The bio-heating boiler plant delivered for Fortum to Espoo, Finland, was handed over for commercial use on May 5. Unicon Renefluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler plant generates district heating for residents of Espoo utilizing wood biomass. The new boiler plant...


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LUMI supercomputer to use district heating for cooling

DCD Summary One of Europe's upcoming 'pre-exascale' supercomputers plans to install a district heating system. Finnish data center CSC – IT Center for Science will be home to the 150 petaflops LUMI supercomputer once its suite is complete in 2021 , one of a number of systems serving as...


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Wärtsilä breaks ground of DREWAG’s 90MW power plant in Germany

Power Technology Summary Power plant to be engineered, procured and constructed by Wärtsilä in Dresden-Reick, Germany. Credit: DREWAG. Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has announced the ground-breaking of the 90MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Dresden...


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Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Sue Weekes, Smart Cities World Summary A smart district heating project in Tampere, Finland, has achieved cost-savings of 10 per cent and is helping to reduce the carbon footprint of student accommodation in the city. Tampere Power Utility is working with local company Enermix Oy to...


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Finnish official: ‘Heating is far from being just a local issue’

Euractiv Summary Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on. Why is that? First of all, I want to underline that...


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Geothermal Part of Plans to Make District Heating Carbon-Neutral in Espoo, Finland

Think Geoenergy Summary Fortum and the City of Espoo have committed to carbon-neutral district heating in the district heating network operating in the Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi regions in the 2020s. Now the development work is being accelerated with a new intermediate goal to...


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Fortum Considers Possible Strategic Options for Its District Heating Businesses in Joensuu, Finland and in Parnu and Tartu, Estonia

Webwire Summary Fortum has decided to assess strategic options, including possible divestment, of its district heating and cooling businesses in Joensuu, Finland as well as in Pärnu (100% ownership) and Tartu (60% ownership), Estonia. In line with its strategy, Fortum continuously reviews...


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1 GW capacity greenfield site announced for Finland

Will Calvert, DCD Summary Hanko Data Parks has announced a new hyperscale site in Inkoo, Finland with the capacity for up to 1GW of power on site. The greenfield site, which is owned by Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum, is part of a collection of greenfield sites set up by Hanko...


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INNIO to Supply Six Jenbacher Gas Engines for Innovative Microgrid Project in Finland

AP News Summary JENBACH, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2019--INNIO* announced today that it will supply six Jenbacher* gas engines for the LEMENE microgrid project in Finland, helping the Finnish government reach its climate goal of having 100 percent of its energy come from renewable...


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Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Joshua S Hill, CleanTechnica Summary Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that...

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