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‘Geothermal Energy Project Vogelaer’ is geothermal energy extracted from the earth's crust. The core of our earth is extremely hot (2,000 to 10,000 ˚C). This heat flows through conduction to the crust of the earth. This energy supply is virtually inexhaustible and therefore very sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The ‘Geothermal Energy Vogelaer’ project involves the realization of a geothermal double system (combination of multiple wells) and heat distribution system whose sources are at a depth of 2,500 meters and extract hot water of approximately 85 degrees.
The heat of this water will be used by heat exchangers to heat several horticultural companies in a sustainable way. Horticulture companies ensure optimal water cooling to about 35 degrees. Thereafter, the cooled water is pumped back to the original reservoir at approximately 2,500 meters depth.
With this project, approximately 13.5 million m3 of natural gas can be saved per year and represents a CO2 emissions of 24 kilo-tons per year (equivalent to the consumption of approximately 9,000 households). This means that the participants' products are grown permanently and contribute significantly to a cleaner and healthier future.
Fachjan B.V. Is one of seven participants in ‘Geothermal Energy Project Vogelaer’. After a long preparation period, two wells were drilled in Poeldijk in the spring of 2016 to a depth of over 2400 m. The distribution network has been working hard to connect several participants, including Fachjan.
Fachjan has already significantly reduced gas consumption in recent years. Above, Fachjan expects geothermal energy to further reduce gas consumption by another 80%.