News Digest Item
08 Feb 2017

“Hamburg considers innovative heat storage scheme”

An extensive underground thermal heat storage system proposed in Hamburg could supply roughly a quarter of the city’s heating needs with waste heat from industrial and power plants, Jeffrey Michel reports for “If successful, it would make Vattenfall’s plans to realise a CO2-neutral district heating network superfluous,” Michel writes. The Hamburg Institut, a local ecological planning office, and Consulaqua, a subsidiary of the municipal waterworks Hamburg Wasser, propose storing heat in a saltwater aquifer under the city, which has around 1.7 million inhabitants. The city aims to make its heat operations climate-neutral by 2050.

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