2nd Conference on High-Temperature Heat Pumps - 2019 - Background
The reduction of climate gas emissions is a global challenge and a measure to minimize the impact of global warming. The energy demand of the industry is responsible for around a third of the climate gas emission of the world and to successfully decarbonize this sector, new technologies must be introduced. Today's industry moves towards an energy system based on renewable energy sources, which enables the integration of high temperature heat pumps for processing heat supply and thereby reducing the demand for fossil fuels significantly.
Utilizing the potential of industrial heat pumps (HTHP) is highly attractive since it allows the industry to operate with significantly reduced emission of climate gases. However, there are challenges connected with implementing heat pump technology, especially in high temperature applications like industrial processes and district heating. There is a need for technical innovations to achieve lower specific investment costs and increased energy efficiency while maintaining technical feasibility and stable operation.
The HTHP-conference will address these challenges and show successful concepts and cases where heat pump technology is implemented.