When it comes to reaching the targets of the Paris agreement and decarbonizing the industry, high temperature heat pumps are the "hidden champions". Therefore, utilizing the potential of industrial heat pumps (HTHP) is highly attractive since it allows the industry to operate with significantly reduced emission of climate gases.
Heat pumps operating at higher temperatures enable the supply of energy efficient and emission free process heat, which benefits the industry and the climate goals and targets set for it. However, there are challenges connected with implementing heat pump technology, especially in high temperature applications like industrial processes and district heating. There is a need for technical innovations to achieve lower specific investment costs and increased energy efficiency while maintaining technical feasibility and stable operation.
In order to meet the future needs SINTEF, DTU Mechanical Engineering and Danish Technological Institute have teamed up to create a forum for gathering the experts in the field of high-temperature heat pumps and getting an overview of the latest developments.