The WEDISTRICT project is integrating different green technologies in district heating systems across Europe.
At each of the project’s test sites, different technologies are being trialed to bring decarbonisation best suited to local resources. The Spanish test site is focusing on solar energy and biomass boilers, the Polish test site onsubstituting a current central stated coal based with biomass boilers, the Romanian test site will be powered by a geothermal pump, while in Sweden where district heating powered by renewables already exists, the challenge will be to integrate waste heat from data storage centres into the district heating system, integrating a cogeneration system based on fuel cells.
The expected impact is a reduced dependency of district heating and/or cooling systems on fossil fuels and reduced greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions. In order for Europe to become a climate-neutral continent by 2050, innovative approaches are now needed to exploit this potential in the different geographical regions of Europe.
- H2020-EU.3.3.2. - Low-cost, low-carbon energy supply
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- EU contribution
- €14.972.90078% of the overall budget
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- Innovation and Networks Executive Agency