• Poor timber, branches and tops are collected from the district's forests

  • ..and are chipped in the district heating plant at Follum

  • The chips are burned, and this heats the water that is distributed through the district heating grid

  • Modern furnaces provide good combustion

  • Hot water is distributed to customers through insulated steel pipes

  • Nearly pure steam emerges from the smokestack at Hvervenmoen

  • Just as good heating – only more environmentally friendly and less expensive!

What is district heating?

A heating plant produces hot water by means of a combustion process. The heated water is transported to customers via insulated pipes to prevent the loss of heat. A heating plant can use various types of fuel for the production of energy. Examples of fuel include: wood chips, slaughter waste, straw, manure, household waste, etc.

Vardar Varme AS uses raw wood chips, bark and demolition wood from the Ringerike region to generate environment-friendly heat for the town of Hønefoss. Ringerike is Norway's largest forestry municipality and using wood from here for heat production helps create a better environment and cleaner air for our town, while contributing to a reduction in the global CO2 emissions.