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Münsterland is climate land

This is the district of Coesfeld

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The district of Coesfeld in North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the middle of the Münsterland, covers an area of 1112 square kilometres. A total of about 220,000 inhabitants live in the eleven towns and municipalities of Ascheberg, Billerbeck, Coesfeld, Dülmen, Havixbeck, Lüdinghausen, Nordkirchen, Nottuln, Olfen, Rosendahl and Senden. Embedded in the Münsterland park landscape and with good connections to the regional centre of Münster and the northern Ruhr area, the district of Coesfeld enjoys a healthy economic and labour market situation. This and the regional identity that has grown up make the district of Coesfeld a region worth living in and loving with a high quality of life.

Special projects in the Coesfeld district

In the district of Coesfeld, there are many showcase projects that contribute to more climate protection in the region. And these affect almost all areas of everyday life - from waste to mobility to heating in educational institutions.

Biogas upgrading plant

BGAA at the site of the former landfill Coesfeld-Höven

In order to utilise the approximately 45,000 tonnes of biowaste and green waste produced in the Coesfeld district not only as material, it was decided after extensive testing to add biowaste fermentation upstream of composting. After appropriate processing, the biogas obtained is fed completely into the natural gas grid and thus also used for energy. Fossil natural gas is replaced 1:1, which means that in addition to the contribution to climate protection, lower biowaste fees can also be realised for the citizens. The use of biowaste as renewable energy to generate electricity and heat saves about 5,000 tonnes ofCO2 annually. The energy generated from the biogas, approximately 17,000,000 to 23,000,000 kWh, can supply up to 1400 standard households with thermal energy. The project is also the result of a successful cooperation between the district of Coesfeld as a municipality and the private companies RETERRA, REMONDIS and Thyssengas and is a prime example of municipal climate protection as well as an important contribution to the energy transition. Further information can be found here.

Münsterland Express Bus "X 90

Faster on the road and better connected

The "X 90" express bus is intended to supplement the existing public transport services along the axis of the current S 90 express bus line - which links the district municipalities of Olfen, Lüdinghausen and Senden with the city of Münster, but also connects the Münsterland region with the Ruhr region in the direction of Datteln.

From August 2020, the express bus X 90 will also operate, which will generate considerable time savings for customers compared to the S 90, as it will be operated on a straightened route with significantly fewer stops. For this reason, a further component of the project is the comprehensive development of the area through alternative mobility offers and the creation of mobile stations as attractive connection points for the various means of transport - as a model in the municipality of Senden. Further information is available here.

"eCOEmobil" - Electromobility for the District of Coesfeld

ReducingCO2 emissions from the transport sector

Almost half of theCO2 emissions in the district of Coesfeld are caused by the transport sector. In 2015, the district took this as an opportunity to take a closer look at the topic of mobility and to take measures to reduceCO2 emissions from the transport sector. In addition to promoting cycling and public transport, electric mobility should also be strengthened. A survey showed potentials in the field of charging infrastructure for this purpose: Before the start of the project in December 2015, there were only a few charging stations for electric cars in the district, some of which were only accessible to the public in company car parks or underground car parks and therefore not accessible or only accessible for a limited period of time. Due to different billing and tariff systems, users had to enter into several contracts in order to be able to charge their vehicle at the various charging stations - circumstances that inhibit the expansion of electromobility. This is where the "eCOEmobil" project comes in, implementing a district-wide charging infrastructure for electric cars with a uniform billing system to pave the way for climate-friendly mobility. Further information is available here.

Conversion of heating system

Heat supply of the Richard-von-Weizsäcker Vocational College

With a pre-calculatedCO2 saving of almost 90 percent, the heat supply of the Richard-von-Weizsäcker Vocational College in Lüdinghausen was realised in 2018 in combination with extensive renovation measures (including partial renewal of the window and door systems and replacement of the corridor and staircase lighting with LED lighting). Previously, two boilers operated with fuel oil were installed for heat generation at the site. Taking into account climate compatibility and economic efficiency, the old, inefficient heating system has now been replaced by a wood pellet heating system. As part of the renewal measures, a new heat pipe with measurement, control and regulation technology has also been realised, as well as the renewal of the heat distribution. Thanks to the conversion of the heating system to renewable energies with a pellet boiler, the emission of greenhouse gases is reduced to a minimum. As a result, aCO2 saving of almost 90 percent can be achieved. This means an annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of around 146 tonnes. Further information is available here.

Contact persons

Cornelius Dahm, Klimaschutzmanager
Abt. 01 - Büro des Landrats
Kira-Kristin Funcke, Klimaschutzmanagerin
Abt. 01 - Büro des Landrats

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