Energy Recovery & DHC

5 energy sources you have never thought of

Less than 30% of the energy consumed on the planet is converted efficiently. The rest is discharged into the atmosphere in the form of waste heat. Excess heat produced by chillers in a supermarket can end up providing space heating and hot water for flats instead of being released into the air, where it contributes to global warming. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is studying the EMB3Rs project. It will analyse data collected from the supermarket and 30 apartments close by that contains heat profiles for the surplus heat, space heat and domestic hot water consumption. And it will determine how much surplus heat heat can be used by consumers and how profitable this exchange would be for both, the supermarket. And how profitable it would be. for both, both. the supermarket and the consumers. It is estimated that commercial refrigeration systems account for about 12% of UK carbon emissions. Imagine the huge number of supermarkets we have in cities, says Tiago Sousa.

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On the road to making ceramic production greener
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On the road to making ceramic production greener

Ceramic production has had a bad reputation when it comes to environmental issues. But that is starting to change. Gabriele Frignani is responsible for applied research at SACMI FORNI SpA*,. He is co-ord.

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Mapping energy use for a fossil fuel-free Europe
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Mapping energy use for a fossil fuel-free Europe

Heat Roadmap Europe provides the data that engineers need to decarbonise heating and cooling systems. The project has inspired EMB3Rs and is redesigning our energy sector. Heating and cooling is probably the most diverse sector of Europes energy system.

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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?
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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?

SSE and Equinors plan to build a hydrogen power station in the UK. To help navigate this topic I have provided a guide to hydrogen colours. It does not seem to make too much sense to use electricity to make hydrogen to then convert it.

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HPHE and greener furnaces: a combo that can make emissions plunge in the aluminium industry
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HPHE and greener furnaces: a combo that can make emissions plunge in the aluminium industry

Insertec is a leading manufacturer of industrial furnaces based in the Spanish province of Biscay. It is a crucial partner in one of the three case studies where ETEKINA is testing a new range of heat pipe heat exchangers.

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How data can increase the re-use of waste energy
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How data can increase the re-use of waste energy

EnergyLab Nordhavn sits on the edge of Copenhagen, overlooking the Øresund Strait. The large-scale research and demonstration project has been a hive of activity for the last five years. It is based on Copenhagens power.

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What is cold local heat?
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What is cold local heat?

Cold local heating is a heat supply with relatively low temperatures. The principle of heat supply is particularly interesting with regard to climate protection. It allows waste heat from industry or renewable energies to be used. There are no or only minor losses in the pipeline.

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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry
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How reusing waste heat can take aluminium one step closer to becoming a greener industry

New waste heat recovery technologies can take the industry one step closer to achieving cleaner production methods. Aluminium is the second most highly produced metal and one of the most recycled commodities in the world. In some industries, over 90% of it is recycled .

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Four young scientists talk about the future of waste heat recovery
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Four young scientists talk about the future of waste heat recovery

Scientists in four European countries have been working on the ETEKINA project. They have developed three new heat pipe heat exchangers (HPHE) They aim to recover between 57% and 70% of waste heat streams in three specific sectors.

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Finding new players in an old market: the energy potential of a Swedish case study
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Finding new players in an old market: the energy potential of a Swedish case study

The EMB3Rs platform will help a district heating company in Sweden identify the most efficient way of connecting medium-sized non-traditional excess heat providers to a mature network. A big part of this achievement is due to an extensive network of local district heating.

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