SINTEF applies for 100 kNOK in funding support for arranging a conference on High Temperature Heat Pumps (HTHPs) in Trondheim, October 2019. The intention is to contribute in accelerating the implementation of industrial HTHPs, which is highly attractive since it can replace fossil fuel based energy and enable industries to operate with significantly reduced emission of climate gases. Challenges for such implementations includes a need for technical innovations to achieve lower specific investment costs and increased energy efficiency.
To address these challenges, researchers at SINTEF, DTU (Technology University of Denmark) and DTI (Danish Technology Institute) teamed up and arranged an international workshop on HTHPs in Copenhagen 2017. The workshop, for which DTU and DTI was the main organiser, attracted 60 participants who shared academic and industrial contributions to the field and discussed future needs for R&D work.
To follow-up on these R&D needs and encourage new collaborations and project initiatives between researchers and industrial players, SINTEF will arrange a similar event in Trondheim. The target group for the conference is national and international researchers within the field and industrial practitioners with an interest in HTHPs, such as technology suppliers, manufacturers and potential industrial end-users.
The purpose of the conference is to create a meeting place for high-lighting and discussing on-going activities carried out at research institutes, universities and in industry. By increasing awareness of ongoing activities, through sharing of knowledge and novel ideas among participants, the intention is to stimulates new collaboration activities for achieving more implementations of industrial heat pumps.
The conference is highly relevant for the thematic areas of energy, climate and environment, and goes in line with ENERGIX's objective of providing support for the long-term, sustainable restructuring of the energy system.