The Netherlands wants to be gas-free in 2050 in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Currently heating causes a lot of CO2 emissions, especially when provided by gas boilers. The heating of most households and industrial buildings in the Netherlands is, however, still provided by gas boilers. District heating networks aim to produce heat in a more sustainable way to lower carbon emissions. However, in small district heating networks heat comes from Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP), using gas to generate heat and electricity. As it is the goal to become gas-free by 2050, this is no longer a sustainable option, as the electricity mix in The Netherlands is changing to more renewable energy, the energy created by the heat network is less renewable compared to other solutions.
If you are a company working on sustainable hardware solutions for district heating networks, this challenge is for you. Join the Ennatuurlijk Sustainable Heat Challenge and contribute to a more sustainable heating system in The Netherlands.
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