News Archive

04 Aug 2015

4GDH can help Denmark reach goal of 100% renewable energy

4th Generation District Heating (4GDH) plays a key role in the transition of Denmark and Copenhagen’s energy supply to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. This is one of the conclusions of the report “Copenhagen Energy Vision: A sustainable vision for bringing a Capital to 100% renewable energy” by researchers from the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group at Aalborg University and the 4DH Research Centre.

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23 Jun 2015

Aalborg University student wins DHC+ award

SusanaSusana Paardekooper, student at the Sustainable Cities Master’s program at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, has won the DHC+ Student Award with her project “Optimal Heat Pump Use in European Cities”. Her main finding was that in dense urban areas, individual heat pump application and a gas-based system are more expensive than implementing a district heating system and using large scale heat pumps to fuel it.

The 24-year old student concludes that large scale heat pumps, combined with district heating, are the cheapest way to achieve energy efficiency and decarbonisation in cities. The heat pumps in the district heating system also provide an opportunity to integrate intermittent renewable energy into the system.

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22 Jun 2015

Keynote speakers confirmed for 4DH conference

The keynote speakers at this year's International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating in Copenhagen are now confirmed.

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09 Jun 2015

First 4DH PhD finishes doctoral thesis

The first of the 12 PhD-candidates in the 4DH project, Urban Persson at Chalmers University of Technology, finished his PhD-degree in January.

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04 Jun 2015

Sign up for 4th annual conference now

A preliminary programme is now available for this year’s international conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating in Copenhagen 25-26 August. Additional information is available in the official Invitation and Introduction. And don’t forget to sign up before 1 August!

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