Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.
A new brochure has appeared based on the FORECAST model with key figures describing the current state of the transition towards a low-carbon heating and cooling sector in Europe.
brochure provides a detailed breakdown of the energy demand for heating and
cooling in 2015 with figures ranging from the share of energy carriers,
end-uses, subsectors to types of process heat by temperature level. As such, it
presents selected results of forthcoming publications of the Heat Roadmap Europe project. The
brochure was designed by Euroheat and Power and the content developed by the
FORECAST team (Fraunhofer ISI and TEP Energy) together with researchers from
Armines (France) and Utrecht University (Netherlands). The brochure is
available to download here