Date: Thursday, 29th of October, 15:00 – 16:15 CET
Industrial processes are currently responsible for 20 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. In order to stay within the 1.5°C scenario of the Paris Climate Agreement, measures to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions from industry are urgently needed.
In connection to the Annex on High-Temperature Heat Pumps (HTHP), we would like to present a White Paper on High-Temperature Heat Pumps. This paper highlights the role heat pump technologies can fulfil in realizing significant reductions in CO2 emissions arising from industrial process heating.
The White Paper aims at bringing HTHPs on the European Agenda and to make sure that it is considered in energy system planning and the creation of regulatory frameworks. Moreover, the White Paper outlines a clear demand for a dedicated, international RD&D effort and suggests the establishment of an RD&D program to strengthen industrial heat pump applications.