The electricity generated during the energy processing of residual waste will be used as part of the power supply infrastructure for up to 300 electric cars. CTP already heats its park with hot water from the production area of SAKO Brno.
"We are attracted to the project, among other things, by the synergistic ecological and therefore financial effect. Our production area is very close to the Lišeň CTPark, and it makes sense to bring hot water and electricity to it. In addition, thanks to the short distance, it will be a direct line without distribution fees. In the future, we also count on using the roofs of the CTPark and the buildings of the SAKO Brno complex for the production of photovoltaic energy for powering electric cars," highlights Filip Leder, chairman of the board of directors of SAKO Brno.
Another point of the memorandum is the future cooperation of both parties on the production of hydrogen using an electrolyzer. The produced hydrogen will be used for industrial use or as an ecological fuel for logistics transport infrastructure. The resulting collaboration is part of CTP's long-term strategy to create highly sustainable and self-sufficient parks, which it calls islands of sustainability.
The idea of this cooperation was born last year and should be put into practice at the end of 2023. "I am very positive that we are managing to continue developing cooperation with the city of Brno, when we have now also established a partnership with a municipal company that is involved in hydrogen mobility research . The unique project will bring innovative energy solutions to the premises of the former Zetor," says Michal Dospěl, regional project manager of CTP.
The city of Brno actively supports innovative projects "We have been cooperating with CTP in the area of the development of the city of Brno for a long time, and I am very pleased that this is a cooperation between a municipal company and a private investor, which thus supports sustainable and considerate business in our region. Any step in energy self-sufficiency is especially important during the current crisis. In addition, the number of electric cars will certainly increase, so the development of the necessary infrastructure is necessary," comments Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of Brno.
Thanks to the municipal company, in Brno they can produce a large amount of energy directly on the city's territory and consume it here immediately. After the completion of the third incineration line, it is possible to produce up to 42% of the energy consumed thanks to the energy use of waste, while there is no need to transport any energy to Brno from other cities or via other suppliers. "It is the way to real energy independence. I am happy about the involvement of city companies in electromobility, Teplárny Brno has installed 50 and SAKO Brno 302 charging stations over the last four years. I also appreciate the city's cooperation with the private sector, such cooperation is absolutely key if we want to achieve the goals in the area of reducing emissions that we have set out in the action plan," adds Petr Hladík, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno.
Establishing partnerships with local entities allows the developer to implement various advanced solutions and move forward the vision of sustainable parks. "The use of energy generated from waste thanks to the cooperation with SAKO Brno is an illustrative example of how the necessary can be connected with the useful at the municipal level, and thus contribute to a long-term sustainable business," adds David Chládek, CTP country head for the Czech Republic.