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15 Jan 2024

How Vancouver Turns Sewage Wastewater into Renewable Energy

Vancouver's False Creek neighborhood is innovating in renewable energy [by using heat from sewage wastewater]( This system, operational since 2010, efficiently heats 6,210 apartments. Heat pumps extract warmth from sewage, providing a sustainable energy source and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This approach aligns with Vancouver's goal to become fully renewable by 2030 and reflects a growing trend in urban planning [to utilize waste heat](, showcasing a shift towards more environmentally friendly energy solutions.