• 07.08.2020  Industrial excess heat for district heating: Database shows great potential for supplying households

    Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.


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The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society.

TEP Energy GmbH provides research and consultancy services in the fields of energy economics and energy policy with a particular focus on the role of buildings and energy efficiency.

The Institute for ResourceEfficiency and Energy Strategies (IREES) conducts interdisciplinary research into selected fields of sustainable resource use and focuses mainly on energy and material efficiency and low emission production processes.


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