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29.01.2018

New steam turbine for Emscher Hybrid Power Plant in Bottrop

The Emschergenossenschaft’s project to turn its wastewater treatment plant in Bottrop into an energetically self-sufficient hybrid power plant is making headway. A new steam turbine has been installed as a further component to generate power and has been successfully commissioned. An output of around four megawatts was already obtained after the first weekend of operation. The plant is expected to generate around 29 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

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24.01.2018

Research project is looking for prospects for biogas plants

Bioenergy is the most important renewable energy source in Germany, with a share of 59 per cent of the country’s total renewable energy supply. Thus far, the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) has particularly incited and promoted expanding and operating bioenergy plants to produce electricity. However, the 20-year determined remuneration will expire for the majority of the installations between 2025 and 2035. A new research project is now looking for solutions for the time after the EEG-based remuneration scheme ends.

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24.12.2017

Growth for the Nordbahntrasse

WUPPERTALBEWEGUNG received a very special present shortly before Christmas: the Federal Environment Ministry has allocated 3.6 million euros to fund the expansion of the route of Wuppertal’s Nordbahntrasse running over the Schwarzbach Street and through the Wichlinghauser Tunnel. Now nothing stands in the way of transforming the former railway line into a bicycle and pedestrian walkway.

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24.01.2018

Editorial note: Change in project management

Dr Rebekka Loschen, head of project management at KlimaExpo.NRW, will switch to the Office of Research & Transfer at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences on 01.02.2018. Dr Michael Walther will replace her as team leader.

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23.01.2018

Energy use in the neighbourhood of the future

How does climate-friendly energy work in the neighbourhood of the future? KlimaExpo.NRW discussed this question with around 100 guests at Energieforum West 2018. Jörg Heynkes from Klimaquartier Arrenberg presented his ideas, along with Christian Remacly from RheinEnergie AG, Stephan Becker, Stadtwerke Herne, and Jürgen Köhne, AGIS PlanenBeraten. Marcus Fuchs from RWTH Aachen University provided a scientific view of the subject. Finally, Nils Dering, LANUV NRW, presented the new Energieatlas.NRW and its benefits for the housing industry. An interested audience, committed speakers and lively discussions made the KlimaExpo.NRW workshop a great success.

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