Novel Approach for District Heating and Cooling Technology

Ionel I., Popescu F., Dungan L. I. , Varga L.

6th WSEAS International Conference on CELLULAR and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS and BIOENGINEERING/8th WSEAS International Conference on ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS and DEVELOPMENT/International Conference on Bioscience and Bioinformatics, Athens, Greece, 29 - 31 December 2010, pp.162-163 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-163


This article refers to a novel approach concerning the District Heating (DH) and District Cooling (DC) technology, starting with the present-day situation, when bio energy is expected to replace fossil generated energy. It reflects on the basic features of district heating and district cooling and on the ways the systems are expected to evolve throughout their subsequent stages of development - showing why they are key infrastructures for a resource efficient European energy system; both of today and of the future, under the circumstances of controlling the CO2 emission. District heating and cooling provide a flexible infrastructure able to integrate a wide range of (renewable) energy sources on large scale.