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July 06, 2020
The Barcelona Synchrotron Park joins the new WEDISTRICT EU program
Thanks to its experience in the field of district heating and cooling, the Barcelona Synchrotron Park participated in the 2016-2020 THERMOS EU project dedicated to develop a free open-source tool for planning thermal energy systems in urban areas rapidly and cheaply.

Last month, our park officially joined the new WEDISTRICT EU program via a cooperation agreement with the project consortium (22 partners, 9 countries) that aims at demonstrating that innovative 100% fossil free heating and cooling solutions are possible for new and existing district heating & cooling systems.

The contribution of the park will be as a “demo follower” in order to perform a virtual demonstration case. Among the different technologies that will be studied there is the recovery of waste heat in data centres, such as those operating in our park, by using fuel cells that raise the temperature of waste heat -making it adaptable to our DH&C network- and produce electricity to power the data centre.

With EU funding of €15M, the WEDISTRICT program started in late October and will end in March 2023 with 10 technologies developed and tested in 4 different sites, one in Luleå (Sweden) to test the Data Centers excess heat integration in existing district heating.

Contact in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park: Carlos Dapena
 

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