SINTEF applies for funding support for a symposium on High Temperature Heat Pumps (HTHPs) in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2022. The intention is to accelerate the implementation of industrial HTHPs. This technology 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 already 2017 and 2019. The past symposiums, attracted 60-100 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, the organizer group (SINTEF, DTI, DTU) will arrange the symposium for the third time, hereby aiming for a higher degree of international participants due the involvement of European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) as co-organizer.
The target group for the conference are national and international researchers, industrial stakeholders and end-users with an interest and potential for integration of HTHPs. The purpose of the symposium is to create a meeting place for high-lighting and discussing on-going activities carried out at research institutes, universities and in industry.
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.