Franco-German company uses waste heat from Baden

In the future, the heat generated in the BSW in Kehl will not only be used for steel production, but will also be fed into the district heating network of Strasbourg across the state border. Kehl is also served to a small extent. In this way, fossil energy sources can be replaced and the district heating supply can be made more climate-neutral.

This saves 20,000 tons of CO2: it should be in place by 2026

In the first expansion stage, up to 80 gigawatt hours of heat can be provided – enough to supply around 7,000 households. This avoids around 20,000 tons of CO2 per year. The 4.5-kilometer route, including the planned crossing under the Rhine, is to be completed by the winter heating period of 2025/2026.

The budget of around 530,000 euros and the staying power required for the complex and ambitious project have paid off for the state government. “The climate protection effects to be expected are considerable,” Baden-Württemberg’s Environment Minister Thekla Walker underscored the state’s commitment. “In the future we want to make even greater use of waste heat as an energy source and develop it systematically. The ‘Baden-Württemberg Waste Heat Concept’ provides the appropriate framework conditions for this.” (gun)

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