This paper highlights the role heat pump technologies can play in realizing significant reductions in CO2 emissions arising from industrial process heating.
Industrial heat pumps are a highly energy efficient, cutting edge technology to provide process heat. Driven by electric power, heat pumps are a key electrification technology which are able to replace a large share of fossil fuelled industrial process heating. The research institutes involved in RD&D of heat pump solutions propose a European industrial heat pump program, designed to accelerate the implementation and further development of this low carbon technology.
Unlocking the benefits of heat pump technology requires a set of coherent measures. This includes creating a regulatory framework that facilitates the acceptance of industrial heat pumps, setting up a European information and knowledge base on heat pump technologies and process integration as well as the establishment of an RD&D program that supports the strengthening and growth of industrial heat pump applications.
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