Warsaw, Pgnig Termika to cooperate in waste-to-heat project
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Wodociagi Warszawskie, the water and sewer utility of Poland's capital Warsaw, said it has signed an agreement with the city's heating supplier Pgnig Termika to cooperate in a project of heat recovery from wastewater and its use for the needs of the city's inhabitants.
The first stage is the preparation of analyses to verify the sustainability of a future project, the water utility said on Wednesday. Then, if the results are encouraging, heat recovery pumps will be installed in some sewage treatment plants in the capital.
Wodociagi Warszawskie has already established a partnership with another city heating supplier, Veolia Energia Warszawa, with the objective to start using the heat from the sewer for the city's needs. Veolia has successfully implemented such a solution in the village of Szlachecin, near Poznan.
Pgnig Termika, part of Poland's oil and gas major PKN Orlen (WSE:PKN), is looking for solutions to diversify its fuel mix such as the use of biogas and hydrogen but this will be the first venture in energy from waste heat, deputy CEO Paweł Przychodzen said.