Heating and cooling are the largest sources of energy demand in Europe and, at the moment, they are mainly covered by fossil fuels, while low carbon energy sources like waste heat and cold recovery and renewable energy sources remain marginal.
Nevertheless, current studies showed that, in the European Union (EU), the amount of heat wasted by industries in the form of hot water or flue gases would be sufficient to cover the entire EU’s heating needs.
This would foster the EU’s decarbonisation while reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. To achieve this, several projects are developing technologies and software tools to facilitate waste heat and cold recovery, as well as the integration of cooling and heating demand with renewable energy sources.
The aim of the webinar is to explore different solutions to enhance a smart and sustainable energy use in industrial contexts, as well as WH/C recovery and reutilization, to find synergies between the work the different projects are carrying out, and to raise awareness among stakeholders on the new tools under development.
Likewise, the webinar will include time for discussion and questions from the audience. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to optimize energy use and recovery in industrial environments.
- 11:00 – 11:05 Introduction to the webinar and projects
- 11.05 – 11.20 Waste heat, an introduction on its relevance
- 11:20 – 11:40 Thematic area 1 Tools to empower WH recovery: the perspective of relevant EU research projects [SO WHAT, S-PARCS and EMB3RS]
- 11:40 – 12:00 Thematic area 2 Cooperation and industrial parks: [S-PARCS and INCUBIS]
- 12.00 – 12.10 Conclusions
- 12:10 – 12:30 Questions & Answers