||Start date: 01/10/2017
End date: 30/09/2021
|IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can use excess heat available from various sources (such as thermal power generation, waste-to-energy, industrial waste heat), as well as excess heat from urban facilities.
However, only few small-scale examples of urban waste heat recovery are present across the EU.
ReUseHeat is a research project funded by the European Union's H2020 Programme under grant agreement 767429 that aims at demonstrating first of their kind advanced, modular and replicable systems enabling the recovery and reuse of excess heat available at the urban level in 4 demonstrators:
- Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid: the idea is to recover heat coming from the cooling process and contribute to fulfill, for example, the heating demands which in turn are high for space heating in winter periods and for domestic hot water during the whole year
- Brunswick demonstration site: its data centre has an extensive cooling demand, which in return produces excess heat, and it perfect to test ReUseHeat technologies
- Nice: in this city, ReUseHeat will showcase its innovative waste heat recovery process to serve a neighbourhood through a low temperature (15-25°C) district heating network with waste heat coming from the sewage system
- The Bucharest metro: there, an innovative heating network that can recover the waste heat from the ventilation system of the metro network will be developed.
As partner of ReUseHeat, we are going to provide empirical data on how unconventional sources of heat in urban areas can be put into commercial use in order to:
- perform capitalization workshops in different cities where best practices, bottlenecks and barriers from previous urban waste heat investments are transferred to demo responsible partners
- to monitor the progress in the realization of the demonstrators phase by phase, identify critical issues, implement corrective measures thus contributing to the successful demonstration of four innovative solutions for waste heat recovery from unconventional sources (data centre, underground station, sewage collector and services buildings) and to define a panel of lessons learnt from the implementation phase to be transposed to the REUSEHEAT handbook.
The knowledge acquired thanks to the four demonstrators will be consolidated into a handbook that will contain innovative and efficient technologies and solutions, suitable business models and contractual arrangements, estimation of investment risk, bankability and impact of urban waste heat, recovery investments and authorization procedures.
EUROHEAT & POWER Belgium
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE United Kingdom
FUNDACION CARTIF Spain
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING SA Romania
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD Sweden
AALBORG UNIVERSITET Denmark
RINA CONSULTING SPA Italy
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT France
. ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE France
METROPOLE NICE COTE D'AZUR France
METROUL SA Romania
VEOLIA ENERGIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH Germany
BRAUNSCHWEIGER VERSORGUNGS- AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT & CO. KG Germany
GAS NATURAL SDG SA Spain
DANSK FJERNVARME FORENING Denmark