The WSED conference adresses policies, innovation and business in specialised conferences and interactive events. It connects people from business, the public sector and research and empowers them to embrace the change.
Compressors from Viking Heat Engines and Bitzer – specially engineered to reach up to 160 °C – have been delivered to an experienced Austrian heat pump manufacturer and work is underway to build the first industrial, high-temperature heat pump systems to be installed at DryFiciency’s demo partner sites.
Leading industry experts belonging to the heat pump, installation and energy sector from all over Europe gathered at Fuchs Schmierstoffe in Mannheim with partners of the DryFiciency project on 5 December 2018. In their role of the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) to DryFiciency consortium, they presented and discussed the latest trends and developments for improved energy efficiency in the industrial drying market segments.
The #DecarbIndustry webinar took place on 29 November 2018. It was attended by 60 people who raised interesting questions and brought fruitful discussions. The webinar aimed at promoting the best examples and European projects in which is involved. The goal is to share knowledge of the best innovative application of heat humps in the industrial sector and promoting their replicability across Europe, stepping towards the decarbonisation path.
The DKV conference, one of the main conferences for the refrigeration and heating industry in the DACH region, was visited by 615 people from Europe, Australia, Brazil and the United States. The two research organisations within DryFiciency, AIT and SINTEF, were invited to present findings from the DryFiciency project. The presentations attracted interest and are available for download at the bottom of this article.
Chillventa in Nuremberg is the international trade fair for refrigeration, ventilation and heat pumps. Industry, wholesalers, trade associations and educational institutions in the field are given the opportunity to network, uncover innovations, present products and catch up with trends in the industry every two years.
DryFiciency was presented by a number of project partners which had for its result that a number of industry representatives, especially manufacturers of heat pumps expressed interested in the project.
The conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018: Innovative industries for smart growth” aimed at discussing future trends and developments within Key Enabling Technologies and reshaping the research and innovation system to strengthen production in Europe.
Veronika Wilk, scientific coordinator, presented the DryFiciency project in the session 1.2 on Sustainable and efficient energy .
On 15th of October 2018, a panel debate on large heat pumps for industrial processes was organized during the Chillventa Congress. The panel, moderated by Thomas Nowak (European Heat Pump Association), gathered together industry representatives: Dr. Veronika Wilk (Austrian Insitute of Technology), Eric Delforge (Mayekawa) and Alexander Cohr Pachai (Johnson Controls), discussing the reasons for the up to now underdeveloped market segment. ?
AMT Kältetechnik GmbH, an experienced engineering and construction company of industrial and commercial heating and cooling solutions, has won the public bid to build and integrate DryFiciency’s two novel closed-loop heat pump systems capable of reaching temperatures of up to 160 degrees Celsius.
Find out more about the progress and the results of the first period. Additionally, we reveal the motivation of the component manufacturers for involvement in DryFiciency. Read more here.