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Finland’s largest Power-to-Gas plant – Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy to continue planning towards an investment decision

Rendering of P2G plant of Vantaa Energy, producing synthetic methane for the needs of district heating and transportation in connection with the utility’s waste-to-energy plant © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish utility, Vantaa Energy Ltd, have signed a co-operation agreement for pre-engineering and development of a Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant for Vantaa Energy. The plant […]

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Fuel from the air?

Electrofuels are fuels that have been produced by decomposing water into hydrogen and oxygen with the aid of electricity. The process is called electrolysis. Hydrogen can be used as such, but it can also be converted to a form that is easier to store and more readily suitable for current areas of use, i.e. synthetic […]

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Vantaa Energy aims to be carbon neutral already in 2030

Vantaa Energy is taking another giant leap in its climate targets and has now set a goal of being carbon neutral in 2030. The innovative energy production solutions of the Fossil-Free 2026 project for transforming the energy sector help to achieve this goal. Vantaa Energy’s journey towards climate-neutral energy production started at the beginning of […]

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Vantaa Energy’s seasonal thermal storage proceeds to the next round in a very competitive EU proposal call

Vantaa Energy’s seasonal thermal storage project has proceeded to the second round of the EU Innovation Fund’s first call for projects. Getting to the second round was extremely competitive—only the most promising 70 projects out of 311 applicants made the cut. Through the fund, the EU supports innovative technologies that help mitigate climate change — […]

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Innovations speed up Vantaa Energy’s journey to a fossil-free future

Vantaa Energy’s Fossil-Free 2026 project is on schedule and its key subprojects are well underway. Innovative solutions, such as an AI-enhanced bio power plant, geothermal heat and the world’s largest seasonal heat storage system will speed up the transition to a fossil-free future in Vantaa. Climate change will not wait. That is why Vantaa Energy […]

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Looking for an alliance partner to Vantaa Energy’s STES project – to change the energy sector and thereby the world

The largest seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) in the world Vantaa Energy is planning to quarry a 50–60-metre deep network of rock caves for a seasonal storage facility for heat. The facility will store natural water, and energy can be stored in its temperature change with district heating circulation. The facility to be built underground […]

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EU intends to promote heat storage – Vantaa Energy to build the world’s largest seasonal heat storage

The European Union intends to support the development of innovative heat storage solutions to mitigate climate change. This commitment is warmly welcome, as such technologies are vital for speeding up the phase-out of fossil fuels. Vantaa Energy is currently building the world’s largest seasonal thermal energy storage system, which can, for example, store solar heat […]

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Extension of Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy plant progressing on schedule

Works of the extension of Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy plant are progressing on schedule, currently proceeding from earthworks to constructing the buildings of the new plant. In future, waste from trade and industry in addition to mixed waste from households will be utilised in energy production in Vantaa. The extension project of the waste-to-energy plant is […]

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Vantaa Energy to phase out fossil fuels already by 2026

Vantaa Energy is taking another leap in its climate targets by phasing out fossil fuels by 2026. The rapid schedule is enabled by the utilisation of excess energy produced in waste processing, seasonal storage of heat, and the use of geothermal ground-source heat and solar energy. Last autumn, Vantaa Energy took the decision to end […]

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Use of peat in energy production in Vantaa will end in 2021

The use of peat in the Martinlaakso biopower plant will become history next year when a system developed for the management of combustion and corrosion will be introduced at the plant. Commissioned in 2019, peat at the biopower plant has accounted for about 10 per cent of the total fuel volume in order to slow […]

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Construction of Vantaa Energy’s geothermal heating plant started

(Drilling of the geothermal heating plant in the Varisto is in progress. Photo by Jaakko Jaskari) The construction of Vantaa Energy’s geothermal heating plant in the Varisto district of Vantaa kicked off in early September. The heating plant is scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2020. The construction work is carried out by Quantitative […]

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