15 May 2023

Presentation No 525 – Achievement report of NEDO R&D Project on Innovative Thermal Management Materials and Technologies – 14th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Chicago, USA

The importance of industrial heat pumps toward decarbonization has begun to be widely recognized
worldwide. Japan has developed, and applied industrial heat pumps ahead in the world. This paper overviews
the current technology and market status of industrial heat pumps in Japan. It reveals that heat-pumping
technology has matured to some degree. However, it shows the importance of accelerating the adoption. This
study also clarifies the issues for its widespread adoption by questionnaire survey and barrier analysis and
discusses measures for the future.