News | February 11, 2021

Available now: overview of existing technologies for (re-)use, upgrading and storage of heat

The development of technologies and devices for heat integration has gained momentum in recent years. With the help of Findest, the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology made an overview of the heat (re-)use and storage technologies including their relevant characteristics and links to literature and suppliers. This overview, made in 2019 for the members of the ISPT Heat Integration Platform, has now been made publicly available on the ISPT website. It includes heat exchangers, heat pumps, heat transformers, heat buffer and storage technologies and other heat conversion technologies.

Many new technologies and components have been developed, both by research institutes as by a growing number of suppliers of heat integration technologies. Within the Heat Integration Platform of the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT), innovation and practice are actively linked. In fact, heat is the biggest energy consumer for many companies in the agri-food, paper, chemical, horticultural and food sectors.

Reaching a carbon neutral heat supply for all temperature levels is key in realizing a circular process industry by 2050. This can only be done when innovative heat technologies get vastly integrated in industrial processes. With the help of Findest ISPT managed to map all technologies that are both readily available and under development. By making this overview publicly available, ISPT helps accelerate the spreading of this knowledge and the application of innovative technologies across various industries and disciplines.

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