On Tuesday 17 May, the Dutch government announced that from 2026, when central heating systems must be replaced, people will have to switch to a more sustainable alternative.
We believe this is good news for the energy transition because it is a short-term call for action.
Cooll from Enschede is testing the successor to the high-efficiency boiler that saves 30% on gas consumption.
Saving on gas consumption is more topical than ever and can be achieved in various ways. By making homes more sustainable with insulation, but also by introducing modern heat solutions with a higher efficiency.
The GROHW website regularly features partners from the collective and this week it was Cooll's turn.
Cooll: 'Everyone should be able to participate in making their home more sustainable'
One in five homeowners cannot afford to make their home more sustainable. This is evident from a detailed analysis by the DNB published this week. Various news sources such as Dagblad Trouw report that the group of homeowners with a relatively low income and who live in poorly insulated houses are hit hardest by the high energy prices.
In the last quarter of 2021, Cooll's heat pump was subjected to various extensive tests by two independent institutes, namely Fraunhofer and KIWA.
This week there was a party at Cooll, our colleague Bart Custers had been with us for 10 years. We put him in the spotlight and thanked him for his efforts over the past 10 years, in which we have taken major steps together in the development of the successor to the high-efficiency boiler.
The Van Dorp Groep invests in Cooll's heat pump technology; a compact adsorption heat pump that can replace the current HR boiler, without requiring major adjustments. The investment is part of a financing round that should lead to upscaling and a large-scale global market introduction. Van Dorp and Cooll are also entering into a long-term partnership. For example, Van Dorp will install the first series of heat pumps in 50 homes.
In the GROHW partnership, Cooll will test its super-efficiency boiler in practice with green hydrogen as an energy carrier. A collective of 10 local companies and (knowledge) institutions are working on the energy transition with green hydrogen as the most important building block. All parties are jointly developing a total hydrogen chain, from production to use, on a local scale.
In September, the Cooll team was expanded with no fewer than four new employees. Jelmer Dijkstra would like to introduce himself!
Cooll has registered for the Heat Pump Award with the demonstration project that we carried out in Uden at the beginning of this year. Help us win the audience award and vote for our project!