In the Danish city of Odense, tech firm Facebook is putting the waste heat to good use

Facebook, which went public with the project, said its site is providing about 100,000MWh of heat each year. Madeleine Cuff explains latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Facebook data centre serves up heating for 7,000 Danish homes, cutting carbon emissions Tech companies have gone to extreme lengths to help their data … Continue reading In the Danish city of Odense, tech firm Facebook is putting the waste heat to good use

London to start using waste heat from underground metro system to heat homes

Undoubtedly London’s “Tube” creates heat, most obviously in summer when it can be sweltering underground. A scheme has been developed to take waste heat to heat homes and businesses in the borough of Islington. Yes, there is enough even in winter.  Jillian Ambrose explains in an article in The Guardian.   Underground line to heat … Continue reading London to start using waste heat from underground metro system to heat homes

A burning issue in Scandinavia

District heating from urban waste is an increasingly attractive option but Lars Bevanger writes on the Deutsche-Welle website about the disputes that can arise when there is competition between good neighbours for the feedstock.   First-world problem? Norway and Sweden battle over who gets to burn waste While many countries struggle to get rid of … Continue reading A burning issue in Scandinavia