• 07.08.2020  Industrial excess heat for district heating: Database shows great potential for supplying households

    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.


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New facts and figures brochure gives an overview of energy demand for heating and cooling in Europe


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.

The 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


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