High-Temperature Heat Pumps

The reduction of climate gas emissions is a global challenge for today's and future generations in order to minimize the impact of global warming. In fact, the discussion is no longer IF there is a global warming effect rather than HOW MUCH global warming will occur.

The energy demand of the industry stands for around 1/3 of the world's climate gas emissions and for a successful decarbonization of this sector, new technologies need to be phased in. Today's industry moves towards an electrified energy system based on wind, solar and other renewable sources, and more frequent recovery of industrial waste heat. This enables the integration of high-temperature heat pumps for process heat supply hereby reducing the demand for fossil fuels significantly.

Utilizing the potential of industrial heat pumps is highly attractive since it allows the industry to operate with significantly reduced emission of climate gases. However, there are challenges connected with implementing heat pump technology, especially in high-temperature applications such as 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.

The High-Temperature Heat Pump Symposium addresses these challenges and show successful concepts and cases where heat pump technology has been implemented.

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  • Annex 48 - Industrial Heat Pumps

    To understand the worldwide activities of industrial heat pumps, which have to contribute actively to the reduction of energy consumption and GHG emissions through the increased ut…

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  • Annex 58 - High-Temperature Heat Pumps

    Annex 58 provides an overview of available technologies and close-to-market technologies regarding high-temperature heat pumps as well as an outline of the need for further RD&…

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  • White paper: Strengthening Industrial Heat Pump Innovation - Decarbonizing Industrial Heat

    To improve the prospects of industrial heat pumps, eight European research institutes have collaborated on a whitepaper which outlines the status of the technology and steps needed…

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  • Webinar: Strengthening Industrial Heat Pump Innovation in Europe

    Watch the webinar (2020) discussing the outcome of the white paper: Strengthening Industrial Heat Pump Innovation - Decarbonizing Industrial Heat

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