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

Urban excess heat sources

ReUseHeat conducted a survey for identifying the potential of urban excess heat sources by contacting relevant actors and stakeholders across the EU, with a particular focus on the four ReUseHeat demonstrators. In this survey, the data of different facilities were integrated in an open and public database, contributing to taking a step forward towards the

Scientific publications

Here you will find the latest peer-reviewed articles published in the context of the ReUseHeat project. 1. Urban Sustainability: Recovering and Utilizing Urban Excess Heat. Lygnerud, K and Langer, S. Energies, November 2022 [Link] 2. Comparing district heating options under uncertainty using stochastic ordering. Volodina, V., Wheatcroft, E., Wynn, H., University Paper. October 2021 [Link]

ReUseHeat Handbook

The long awaited ReUseHeat Handbook for increased recovery of urban excess heat is publicly available here. It is the culmination of the ReUseHeat project work and consolidates information from low-temperature waste heat recovery sites. Apart from technical validation, the ReUseHeat project has generated knowledge about the urban waste heat potential in Europe, main stakeholders, how to write efficient contracts and

Training Modules

The ReUseHeat training modules in the form of videos were developed as part of the exploitation and replicability activities in order to share the knowledge and experience obtained during the study and implementation at the four demonstration sites. These modules include presentations of the demo sites and relevant quotes from internal and external partners. For

Waste Heat Map

ReUseHeat partners Halmstad University and Aalborg University have mapped European Union’s urban waste heat potential in a new map (UK included). This unique tool displays all low-grade heat sources available in cities and includes also industrial waste heat and heat from waste incineration plants. Access the European Waste Heat Map here. Cite as: Moreno D., Nielsen