September 2022 – February 2026
Aim & Objectives
SPIRIT aims to lower all technical and non-technical barriers to establish heat pump technology as the reference (climate neutral) technology for upgrading heat to supply temperatures up to 160°C by 2030. SPIRIT will demonstrate energy demand reduction of individual processes by at least 30%, electrify the industrial heat supply and, consequently, considerably reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions.
SPIRIT will demonstrate three full-scale (>0.7 MWth) industrial heat pump systems that upgrade industrial waste heat to valuable temperatures (135-160°C).
The project will proceed with developing modelling tools to perform intefration studies with solar heat as source.
SPIRIT will develop alternative innovative business models to foster industrial-urban symbiosis analysing solutions to re-use the upgraded heat also outside the industrial processes as for example district heating networks.
- Danish Technological Institute,
- German Center for Avion and Space,
- EHPA, NV Mayekawa Europe,
- European Academy of Bolzano,
- Euroheat & Power,
- Technical University of Denmark,
- Tiense Suiker, TLK Energy,
- GEA Refrigeration,
- Spilling Technologies,
- SMURFIT KAPPA Paper Services,
- SMURFIT KAPPA Czech,
- Stella Polaris AS,
- TVP Solar.
The project has received funding from EU’s Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101069672.