Author: Thermopolis Ltd.

VISU International Bioenergy Day was a two-day event, which took place on 10th and 11th October in South Ostrobothnia, Finland. The event was organized by Thermopolis Ltd, Finnish Forest Centre and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences as part of the VISU project (funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas).

The first day contained a bioenergy seminar and a networking session for new project ideas within the topics of bioenergy and energy efficiency. The event enabled awareness-raising about the low-temperature district heating and further discussions about the current state in different countries. Several nationalities were represented in the event, for instance, LowTEMP partner organisations Tartu Regional Energy Agency (Estonia) and Public Institution Housing Energy Efficiency Agency (Lithuania) were present.

The second day included seven site visit places in rural areas. Three of the site visit destinations were smaller rural district heating networks, which were fueled mainly by wood chips. The day climaxed with a site visit to a 10 MW district heating plant. This district heating plant represents innovative heat recovery technology with its combination of flue gas scrubber and a heat pump.