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15 MWth Biomass Heat Plant in Lelystad Begins Operation

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The 15 MWth wood-fired heating plant in Lelystad, the Netherlands, turnkey supplied by HoSt and commissioned by heat supplier Primco, has begun producing stainable heat for the district heating network of the city of Lelystad. Up to 30,000 tons of wood...


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The Netherlands opens the door to geothermal sector with 2050 natural gas ban

Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary The Netherlands has announced its intention to ban natural gas by 2050 and, in doing so, it is paving the way for the geothermal energy and waste heat sectors to expand. The country's heating demands are currently widely served by natural gas, but...


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Netherlands to ban natural gas by 2050

Lloyd Alter, Tree Hugger Summary It's part of a much bigger energy transition, and sounds a lot like wishful thinking. Eighty-nine percent of Dutch homes are heated by natural gas fired boilers; according to Eline van den Ende, residential heating accounts for ten percent of Dutch CO2...


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District Cooling Market expected to grow significantly

True Industry News Summary Recently, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation or Empower, one of the most notable providers of district cooling services, announced that it will be providing 3,900 Refrigeration Tons (RT) district cooling services to Wasl Tower. Notably, the Wasl Tower...


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Successful completion of geothermal doublet in the Netherlands

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin) Summary A Joint Venture by Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman Equipment reports having successfully completed a geothermal doublet with a turnkey solution in the...


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Amsterdam district heating goal gets data centre boost

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Amsterdam’s district heating goals are to receive a boost with plans to use excess heat from a data centre to replace gas-fired central heating. According to Dutch press reports, some of the heat from a data centre operated by global firm...


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Nuon agrees heat network deal in the Netherlands

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam and Nuon have signed a new agreement aimed at supplying residual heat from the port of Rotterdam to the greater Leiden area in the Netherlands. Rotterdam’s port area generates a large volume of residual heat, a lot of...


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Dutch city’s heat network expanded

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary BAM and the municipal energy provider of the Dutch city of Roosendaal , Thermaflex have cooperated in the expansion of an innovative, low-temperature district heating network . The residents of the Nieuwe Wipwei district in Roosendaal...