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Cavern Thermal Energy Storage enables phasing out of fossil fuels – results of environmental impact assessment published

Vantaa Energy’s seasonal heat storage facility plays a key role as the company phases out the use of fossil fuels by 2026 and progresses towards carbon negativity by 2030. The report on the environmental impact assessment of the seasonal heat storage project is now ready, and the results in the report will be presented in […]

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Artificial intelligence drives Vantaa Energy towards fossil-free energy production at the Martinlaakso power plant

Vantaa Energy and Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) continue their close collaboration on further development of solutions for reducing the environmental impacts of energy production with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI). Introduced as a result of the pilot project launched in 2020, the solutions are based on the utilisation of process data, analytics and AI. […]

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Significant investment aid for seasonal heat storage

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has decided to grant investment aid worth EUR 19,033,000 to Vantaa Energy’s Seasonal Heat Storage project. In its criteria for granting the aid, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment states that balancing of seasonal energy variation is the novelty value of the Seasonal Heat Storage project: surplus […]

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Significant climate benefits from seasonal heat storage

  The world’s largest seasonal heat storage facility is being designed for Kuusikonmäki in Vantaa to store heat from renewable energy sources. The seasonal heat storage facility is expected to be completed in 2026. It would make it possible for Vantaa Energy to phase out fossil fuels in energy production when thermal energy produced from […]

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Circular economy energy company Vantaa Energy progresses towards carbon negativity in 2030

Vantaa Energy is a circular economy energy company. This means combining the circular economy business with the energy business. The synergy of material flows and heat enables eco-efficient energy production with existing raw materials that are unsuitable for recycling. This also creates new business activities for both Vantaa Energy and several of its partners. By […]

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Finland’s first industrial-scale Power-to-Gas plant – Vantaa Energy and Wärtsilä take Finland towards carbon neutrality

Vantaa Energy and the technology company Wärtsilä signed a co-operation agreement this year on the pre-engineering of a significant Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant that produces synthetic methane. Due to be commissioned in 2025, upon completion, the P2G i.e. the electric fuel plant will be the largest in Finland and also the first to produce carbon-neutral, synthetic […]

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Vantaa Energy progressing towards carbon negativity in 2030

Vantaa Energy’s goal-oriented work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions continues with the launch of the company’s project entity, Carbonnegative 2030. As a result of the plan consisting of four main projects, Vantaa Energy with its operations will sequester more carbon dioxide than it releases into the atmosphere, taking it towards carbon negativity in 2030. In […]

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Improvement of energy efficiency in properties is a climate deed

The National Energy Saving Week is held on 11‒17 October. During this year’s campaign week, especially cities are encouraged to take energy-saving measures that help to achieve climate targets. The goal of Vantaa Energy is to phase out the use of fossil fuels in energy production by 2026 and to be carbon-neutral in 2030. In […]

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Heating network is a distribution channel for climate-friendly energy

  Vantaa Energy is a forerunner in the energy sector. It offers its customers a modern energy system and introduces new technologies with an open mind.  However, what makes it possible to bring together our innovative forms of producing climate-friendly energy and to utilise them on a daily basis is the heating network. It brings […]

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Climate-friendly energy for customers of Vantaa Energy

Vantaa Energy will phase out fossil fuels in energy production by year 2026. For customers, this means increasingly more environmentally friendly energy via the heating network. Phasing out fossil fuels is a climate deed and a significant step towards carbon neutrality: Vantaa Energy’s goal is to be carbon neutral in 2030. With Vantaa Energy’s Fossil-free […]

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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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