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!
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.