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So What develops tools to take advantage of unutilized heat and cooling flows

Techniques that exploit industrial residual heat and residual cooling are well developed, but in a pan-European perspective, only a fraction of the available potential is utilized. The project aims to develop an IT tool to facilitate cooperation between industries and energy companies to take advantage of these residual heat and residual cooling flows.

The tool should be able to simulate and compare different alternative collaborative prospects and provide support for choosing the most suitable technology for exploiting residual heat and cooling.

The tool will be developed using participatory methodology that involves four demo sites in Romania, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, as well as a so-called “lighthouse” cluster in Sweden consisting of Göteborg energi and Varberg energi. The Lighthouse cluster will highlight practically applicable solutions, both technical and commercial.

IVL is responsible for developing business models at the demo sites and studying general barriers to collaborative efforts around residual heating and showing how agreements can be reached that will overcome these barriers. IVL also coordinates the Swedish lighthouse cluster.

Project facts

  • Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU decarbonization – So What
  • Budget: Total: 3,4 MEUR, IVL's share: 6 MSEK
  • Financed by: EU Horizon 2020, grant agreement number: 847 097
  • Partners: 20 partners i nio länder. Göteborg energi, Varberg energi, IES Research and Development, Fundacion Cartif, Rina consulting SPA, The University of Birmingham, Sustainable innovations Europe SL, Vertech group, Sustentepopeia Unipessoal Lda, Adeporto – Agéncia de energia do Porto, Kelvin Solutions, Fundacion Asturiana de la energia, Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatscheppij Antwerpen, Medgreen, Martina and Rosso SPA, Servicio intermunicipalizado de gestao de residuos do Grande Porto, Radet Constanta, Materials processing institute, Eleukon global
  • Period: 2019 - 2022


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