All economic and geographical sectors are potentially affected by the benefits of the circular economy. Cities are nevertheless particularly central in these transformations because of the amplifying nature of the human concentrations present there.
This fact sheet is part of a series on innovative solutions for the sustainable city related to the circular economy.
The fatal energy recovery project of the Halluin waste-to-energy center (CVE) involves the construction of an energy highway that consists in recovering the fatal heat produced by the center (800 GWh per year) after treatment of urban waste-heat (UWH) in Lille and Roubaix.
This project, estimated at €60 million, will make it possible to optimize the current electricity recovery in the form of heat and to develop new heating networks along the way. The works are scheduled to start in 2018 for commissioning in 2020.
This series of factsheets has been published under the direction of the former Vivapolis network, a partnership structure initiated by the Ministry of Ecological Transition to encourage synergies between players and promote French know-how in sustainable cities internationally.
In December 2019, the Vivapolis network merged with the Institut pour la Ville Durable (IVD) to create the association France Ville Durable (Sustainable City by France). The Vivapolis sheets are now listed under the aegis of France Ville Durable.