22 May 2008

LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIAL HEAT PUMPS – MARKET ANALYSIS, POTENTIALS, BARRIERS AND BESTPRACTICE EXAMPLES


The aim of this paper is to deliver information about possible application of heat
pump systems in industry based on a market analysis, an estimation of potentials, bestpractice
examples and a barrier analysis. The target groups are planners, consultants,
energy managers and representatives from industry.
A market analysis is done to illustrate the state of the art of large scale industrial heat pumps,
investment costs and operating expenses as well as to provide information about
manufacturers and other information centers. For selected applications in different branches
of industry best-practice examples are examined. Content of these studies are for example
economic efficiency, reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions. Furthermore a detailed
barrier analysis in regard to further distribution of large scale heat pumps is carried out and
possibilities to overcome these barriers are investigated and presented. The described work
identifies beneficial applications for heat pumps in the industry sector and estimates the
potential of heat pumps in Germany.