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CETES - Cost-efficient thermal energy storage for increased utilization of renewable energy in industrial steam production

CETES - Cost-efficient thermal energy storage for increased utilization of renewable energy in industrial steam production

The project aim to develop methods for identifying the most cost-efficient Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system for load shifting and exploitation of fluctuating renewable energy sources in steam production.

Thermal storage has an important role to increase the use of renewable energy in the industry, as well as to increase the utilization of industrial waste heat.
Thermal storage has an important role to increase the use of renewable energy in the industry, as well as to increase the utilization of industrial waste heat.

The goal is to develop a methodology that can be used by the industry to select the appropriate technology and identifying the potential cost-savings for a given application.

The CETES methodology will combine power-to-heat technologies, meaning electric boilers and heat pumps, with TES and by that broaden the scope towards energy storage on a wider perspective: combining thermal and electric energy systems and allowing the industry to actively participate in future fossil-free energy markets. The project will arrange a startup meeting during the HighEFF Cross-Sector meeting in October and will have a one year project period.

The project is financed by FMEII HighFF.
The HighEFF NEC Committee agreed on nominating this initiative for funding, and this was approved by the HighEFF CMT meeting in August.

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Published 17 April 2020
Research Scientist

Project duration

2019 - 2020