High temperature heat pumps in energy intensive industries:

High temperature heat pumps in energy intensive industries:

FUCHS lubricants show the way

In a recent DryFiciency online seminar of experts on high temperature heat pumps in energy intensive industries, core components were analysed that have successfully been developed and adapted for upgrading idle waste heat streams to process heat streams at temperature levels of up to 160°C.  FUCHS Schmierstoffe has been successful in the development of lubricants for the DryFiciency high temperature heat pumps.

19 April 2021|Views: 2301|Tags:

Industrial heat pumps for greener European industry

From lab to reality

The first of many seminars that are dealing with the exiting results of the DryFiciency project Veronika Wilk of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), showcased the flagship project DryFiciency from lab to reality. DryFiciency focuses on high temperature heat pumps that are able to supply process heat up to 160oC. Three demonstrations in industrial drying are being advanced as the drying processes are very energy intensive and offer huge potential for energy efficiency and therefore to the utilisation of HPs in industrialisation. A number of activities have been underway from component and prototype design to commissioning and demonstration.

09 April 2021|Views: 2788|Tags:

Waste heat solutions for Europe’s green recovery


There is enough waste heat available in Europe to meet the demands of much of the industry and the entire building stock. 

Following the energy efficiency first principle, it is essential that this surplus energy is put to good use. Waste heat can be recovered and reused in numerous industrial processes as well as in district heating systems.
In the online seminar on 19 March, DryFiciency joined forces with REWARDHeatReUseHeat and R-ACES in a discussion on the opportunities to realising the potential of waste heat, and how they can be leveraged using the latest technological solutions. 

07 April 2021|Views: 1610|Tags:

DryFiciency Core Components

Presentation Video now available

The DryFiciency Partners AIT, FuchsChemoursBitzerRotrex and Heaten shared the development and adaption of technologies for upgrading idle waste heat streams to process heat streams at temperature levels of up to 160°C.

07 April 2021|Views: 2568|Tags:


Presentation video now available

This online seminar demonstrated the potential of the available solutions – how heat pumps can help make industry and energy circles and processes more robust for reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

30 März 2021|Views: 1602|Tags:

Heat pumps: No-way or Norway?

Michael Bantle explores the key drivers towards the increased acceptance of heat pumps

During the recent EHPA and DryFiciency seminar towards greener energy, Michael Bantle Senior Researcher SINTEF Energy Research, explored the key drivers towards the increased acceptance of heat pumps (HP).  Specifically, in Scandinavia HP experience a high acceptance, with heat pumps becoming the „standard“ solution for building heating as well as several industry segments. This has also resulted in a number of Start-Up companies & projects for High Temperature Heat Pumps (HTHP).

15 März 2021|Views: 4267|Tags:

We are on the edge of an electrification era – is industry prepared?

Dr Silvia Madeddu from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research shows that electricity is easier and faster to decarbonise than non-electric fuels

In a recent seminar on the Industrial heat pumps for greener European industry hosted by EHPA and the DryFiciency project, Dr. Silvia Madeddu of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), presented the compelling case for industry to get ready for the new era of electrification currently underway.

10 März 2021|Views: 2076|Tags:

Pioneer EU Heat Pump Technology successfully put to the test with novel turbo compressors

As part of the EU milestone to make leaps in energy efficiency savings and a 55% GHG emissions cut by 2030, real time industrial high-temperature heat pump test will go through its demonstration paces at Lindum in Norway next month. The Horizon 2020 DryFiciency open loop, high-temperature heat pump demonstrations are the first-ever validations in industrial settings for utilizing heat of up to 155 degrees Celsius, using technology developed by a consortium of Nordic champions Rotrex, Epcon and Scanship led by the leading Scandinavian research organisation SINTEF.

03 Dezember 2020|Views: 2240|Tags:

Strengthening Industrial Heat Pump Innovation in Europe

Veronika Wilk (AIT) and Michael Bantle (SINTEF) discuss the effect of Heat pumps for decarbonizing Industrial Heat

Veronika Wilk and Michael Bantle joined a white paper presentation on the importance of heat pumps on strengthening industrial heat pump innovation in Europe demonstrated by the DryFicicency project.

02 November 2020|Views: 2328|Tags:

First industrial high-temperature put to test at Wienerberger

Dryficiency heat pump success

The first industrial high-temperature heat pump has been put in to demonstration at Wienerberger Österreich GmbH, Utterdorf site, located in Upper Austria. The heat pump utilises industrial processes‘ waste heat for increased efficicency gain.

30 Oktober 2020|Views: 1916|Tags: