Fjärrsyn supports R&D aimed at solving problems and promoting future competitiveness for district heating and cooling. This includes studies of strategic importance for a good living environment and sustainable development of the society.
Fjärrsyn is financed by the DHC industry through The Swedish District Heating Association and the Swedish Government through The Swedish Energy Agency.
Most of the information about the program is in Swedish, but under Research & Results you can find overviews of results.
District heating and cooling contributes to keeping the use of energy down in the energy system. Without it the annual energy use increases with about 5 TWh.
Sirje Pädam, Project Manager, WSP
It is possible to increase the delivery of district heating and cooling to industries. Large volumes exist that are worth exploring and using. In Sweden the delivery to industries is relatively lower compared to the rest of Europe, so it ought to be possible to increase it.
Patrik Holmström, Manager for Business Development, Svensk Fjärrvärme
It is important that the district heating and cooling business can present a common system for verification of the source! Many of our customer today have requests, expectations and demands to show that they are working with these issues. A common system provides clarity and makes it easier to compare the effect on the environment of different types of energy.
Cecilia Nordin, Marketing Director, Södertörns Fjärrvärme
District heating is perfectly suited for the European energy system. To stop using fossil fuel is crucial if we are to reach EU’s climate goals and at the same time the phase out is a way to counteract the trade imbalance.
Sven Werner, Professor, Halmstad University
In most cases the reason for cooperation in waste heat recovery is profitability for all parties. The key is the discussions about the cooperation and often it is a matter of the personal engagement from negotiators that really want to see the project implemented.
Jenny Arnell, Project Manager, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
To understand one’s enterprise is the most important issue in the business. And to use business models is a good idea to manage the enterprise in a structured way in several dimensions. Client value, infra structure, prizing models and competence are issues that need to be managed, preferably from a holistic perspective to gain synergies.
Anders Sandoff, Lecturer, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
Here you can see how district heating can be used for more than heating a house and producing hot water. The film is in swedish, four minutes long and showes the results of previous R&D.