Waste Heat?

At first sight, the concept of waste heat appears easy to grasp, but is everything as easy as it seems? Have you also heard of “excess heat”, “surplus heat”, “recoverable heat”, “waste-to-energy”, “recovered heat”? Are these terms equivalent or do they cause a degree of confusion? Below you will find a non-exhaustive dictionary. In the ReUseHeat

District Heating & Cooling

District heating and cooling is a proven solution for delivering heating, hot water and cooling services through a network of insulated pipes, from a central point of generation to the end user. District heating and cooling networks are also referred to as heat networks or district energy networks. They are suited to feed in locally

Facts & Figures

District energy & waste heat If the urbanisation trend continues and appropriate investments are in place, almost half of Europe’s heat demand could be met by district energy by 2050. There is on average 3 times more renewable and excess heat available than is required to meet high levels of district energy supply A transition to

EU Policy Framework

In February 2016, the European Commission (EC) published the EU’s strategy towards sustainable heating and cooling. This strategy includes a number of actions to decarbonise the heating and cooling sectors, which are grouped into four clusters: Renovation of building stock Increase of renewables’ share Recovery of waste energy Enhancement of the users’ awareness and involvement

Scientific publications

Here you will find the latest peer-reviewed articles published in the context of the ReUseHeat project. Akram Sandvall, Martin Hagberg, Kristina Lygnerud. Modelling of urban excess heat use in district heating systems. Energy Strategy Reviews, January 2021. [Link] Nielsen S, Hansen K, Lund R, Moreno D. Unconventional Excess Heat Sources for District Heating in a