December 15 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CET
Decarbonising high-temperature heat is very challenging. Demand is huge and concentrated in a few places, often not very sunny. The plants were often designed around natural gas. What solutions exist, with what potentials and what costs?
Work by Christian Breyer’s group at LUT University for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, in the context of the Renewable Energy Directive revision shows that for a ‘REF’ scenario achieving climate neutrality by 2050, 1000 TWh of industrial heat demand is met largely with industrial heat pumps and bioenergy (Figure 19). Do we agree?
Chair: Rainer Janssen, EUREC President
- Gerwin Drexler-Schmid (AIT), ‘Energy efficiency and decarbonization in industrial high temperature processes’ (online)
- Nicke Eberhard (DLR), high-T heat pumps (in person)
- Rainer Janssen (WIP), RE4Industry project (CORDIS entry) (in person)
- Sarah Meitz (AEE Intec), Solar reactor technology to produce hydrogen (online)
- Eric Lecomte (European Commission), policy officer B.5 DG ENER (with responsibility for high-temperature heat decarbonisation among other topics), delivering remarks relating high-T heat to REPower EU, Horizon Europe and SET Plan (esp IWG 6)
Participation by European Commission:
- Philippe Riviere, policy officer B.3 DG ENER (Ecodesign and EcoLabelling of heat pumps)
- Invited: Garbine Guiu Etxeberria (DG RTD) in charge of the Horizon Europe partnership Processes4Planet
>EUREC will organise another event on “Digitalisation of the energy system” on 15 December. More information here.
- December 15
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CET