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PetroBio Supplies Wood Pellet Burners to Norwegian District Heat Facility

Bioenergy Insight Summary Sweden-based PetroBio will supply two pellet burners for a new district heating plant in the city of Jessheim, Norway. Jessheim is located between Oslo and Gardermoen Airport. The medium-sized city is growing steadily and now requires heating for households and...


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Aqua Secures Nordic Data Centre Deal

ResponseSource Summary Hampshire based engineering company, The Aqua Group, has been selected as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres being built across Norway (three) and Finland (four) over the coming years. Aqua will...


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Enel and EnergyNest explore thermal energy storage opportunities

Energy Industry Review Staff, Energy Industry Review Summary Among innovative technology providers developing a thermal energy storage system, Norway-based cleantech company EnergyNest is currently one of the partners selected by multinational energy provider Enel for the analysis of the...


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How these 'ecocities' make environmental living a reality

Isabella O'Malley, The Weather Network Summary Geothermal-heated sidewalks and efficient public transit powered by bioenergy might sound too good to be true, but for some ecocities this is just a normal part of commuting to work. As developing regions accumulate wealth and develop into...


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Excess data center heat is no longer a bug -- it's a feature!

Fredric Paul, Network World from IDG Summary Every data center admin knows that dealing with excess heat is one of the biggest, most expensive factors involved in running a modern data center. For decades, engineers have been looking for new ways to mitigate the issue, and now Norway is...


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This town will get its heat from an unlikely source: A Data Center

Adele Peters, Fast Company Summary In a new town called Lyseparken, being built from scratch on vacant land near Bergen, Norway, a data center will help heat surrounding businesses–part of a design that could create the world’s first energy-positive city. “Our first goal was to make a...


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DigiPlex data center will help keep Oslo warm

Max Smolaks, DatacenterDynamics Summary Nordic data center operator DigiPlex has announced plans to recover waste thermal energy from its campus in Ulven, Oslo, and use it to heat residential properties. The company has agreed a partnership with a subsidiary of utility provider Fortum,...


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New concept aims to create 'energy positive' cities

Mark Sutton, ITP.net The Spark Power City data centre will feature a stone core. (Snøhetta/Plompmozes) Summary A new concept for data centres could see excess heat provide energy to create ‘energy positive' cities. The concept, which is currently undergoing testing in Norway, will...


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Norway: Oslo’s Green Transformation and Tiny Solar Thermal Contribution

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Globally, Scandinavian countries have been leading in a lot of areas such as freedom of the press and social equality. Norway’s capital Oslo is now striving to become a big city example in green transformation and environmental protection. As far back...


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Norway to become the first country to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020

Terje Solsvik, Reuters June 15, 2017 Summary OSLO (Reuters) - Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday. The ban will cover new and old...