Heat pumps offer the unique possibility to efficiently produce thermal energy at a usable temperature level when applying a fractional amount of electric input and are coequal to other renewable technologies. Current temperature limits for heat pumps are however around 80°C, which is limiting industrial and large scale applications. The aim of HeatUp is to extend the temperature range for heat pumps beyond 200°C by using natural working fluids like butane, ammonia (NH3) and water (H20).
HeatUp is financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The project started in May 2015 with a project period of 4 years and a total budget of 16 MNOK.