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Excess heat potentials of industrial sites in Europe
Facilities of energy-intensive industries including those for the production of steel, cement, paper, glass, chemicals and others are spread across Europe. The combination of high flue gas temperatures, continuous operation and highly concentrated point sources make the excess heat from such industrial plants a very attractive source for district heating. Despite this, excess heat sources from industry are currently only rarely exploited and major potentials are being wasted.
Here, this sEEnergies report aims to contribute by providing the most detailed, comprehensive assessment of the excess heat potentials available for Europe. More specifically, they aim to analyse the available excess heat from heavy industry in Europe and assess its suitability for use in district heating systems.
Authors: Tobias Fleiter (Fraunhofer ISI), Pia Manz (Fraunhofer ISI), Marius Neuwirth (Fraunhofer ISI), Felix Mildner (Fraunhofer ISI), Urban Persson (HU), Katerina Kermeli (UU), Wina Crijns-Graus (UU), Cathelijne Rutten (formerly UU)
Keywords: excess heat potentials, industrial sites, district heating
- Waste heat
Type of Content
- Report / Study