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 utilization in industry, the IEA HPT TCP Annex 48 focuses on the practical application and integration of industrial heat pumps in different industries around the world.
Project period: 2016 - 2019
The main objective of Annex 48 was to overcome the still existing difficulties and barriers for the larger scale market introduction of industrial heat pumps. Focus was concentrated on a limited number of process industries with large potential, and the results were concentrated on the development and distribution of condensed and clear information material for policy makers, associations and industries.
The aim of the Annex was also to create a better understanding of the opportunities and to use these in the right way in order to reduce the use of primary energy consumption and the CO2-emisions as well the economy of industrial processes.
Seven countries participated in Annex 48; France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Denmark. Read more about Annex 48 on the Annex website below.