Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling

In mid-July, the EU will issue key proposals to address heat decarbonisation – the so-called “Fit for 55” package. It is a critical moment, as this legislative package will determine the direction of heating and cooling policies in the EU for decades to come. Moreover, it will be essential in keeping the bar high on energy and climate

Read the ReUseHeat Newsletter #7

It’s time for the seventh project newsletter! Read it here to find out about our demo site news, contribute to the ReUseHeat survey on urban waste heat potential and download the latest project reports and scientific publications. Don’t forget to participate in the Celsius Talk on Stakeholder Engagement (more information here)! Click here to subscribe

Celsius Talk on Stakeholder Engagement

When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different stakeholders, and each is to be engaged in a particular way. In the framework of the Euroheat & Power Congress Virtual Thursdays, this April the Celsius Initiative is partnering up with the REWARDHeat and ReUseHeat projects to address the question of

Waste heat solutions for Europe’s green recovery

On 19 March 2021, ReUseHeat joined forces with DryFiciency, REWARDHeat and R-ACES in a discussion on the opportunities to realising the potential of waste heat, and how they can be leveraged using the latest technological solutions. The discussion involved projects focusing on both industrial waste heat recovery (R-ACES and DryFiciency) and urban waste heat recovery

ReUseHeat at the V Madrid Subterra International Congress

Underground energies in large urban developments Madrid will be facing in the next years the development of large urban developments in which underground waste energies can play a significant role. For the first time in Spain, the A5 highway emblematic burying foresees the use of the clean, CO2 free and renewable energy from the underground

New open access article: Unconventional Excess Heat Sources for District Heating in a National Energy System Context

A team of researchers from the Department of Planning, Aalborg University has recently published an article based on the D1.5 of ReUseHeat “Urban excess heat utilisation in future energy systems” (access the original report here). This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources of the open access publication Energies 2020, 13(19), 5068; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13195068.   Abstract

ReUseHeat Newsletter #6 is out!

Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the project implementation. Spoiler alert: ReUseHeat partners will keep working and sharing their results until September 2022! Read about our demo site change in Berlin, a new web-based visualisation tool, the latest policy webinar and “key innovations” of ReUseHeat included in the European Commission’s Innovation Radar! The

ReUseHeat creates a web-based visualisation tool

ReUseHeat aims to promote a cost-effective and technically viable decarbonisation of the current heating and cooling system by demonstrating modular and replicable solutions enabling the recovery and reuse of waste heat available at urban level from different sectors in order to cope with the current and future challenges of climate change.   To foster this

ReUseHeat is part of the Innovation Radar

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation framework programmes. The goal of this initiative is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and business person to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding.   The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information

Policy Webinar: How can waste heat recovery help decarbonise cities? Best practices & policy recommendations

The EU produces more waste heat than the demand of its entire building stock. Conservative estimates suggest that industrial waste heat could cover at least 25% of district heating generation. Moreover, there is significant heat recovery potential from unconventional waste heat sources, i.e. waste heat from data centres, metro stations, service sector buildings, or waste-water

New open access article on The Role of Low Temperature Waste Heat Recovery in Achieving 2050 Goals

ReUseHeat partners Edward Wheatcroft, Henry Wynn (London School of Economics), Kristina Lygnerud (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute), Giorgio Bonvicini (RINA Consulting S.p.A.) and Daniela Leonte (Tractebel Engineering) have recently published an open access article on  The Role of Low Temperature Waste Heat Recovery in Achieving 2050 Goals: A Policy Positioning Paper. This article belongs to

Read the ReUseHeat Newsletter #5

It’s time for the fifth project newsletter! Read it here to find out about our ongoing activities, new project partner and demo site and latest waste heat news. Don’t forget to participate in the Celsius Talk on Forerunner Groups (more information here)! Click here to subscribe to the future project newsletters.

ReUseHeat to support the Celsius Forerunner Groups

You are kindly invited to the upcoming Celsius Talk marking the launch of the Celsius Forerunner Groups on Thursday March 26th at 10:30 CET. Based on the premise that cities and districts are in a position to take the lead in the energy transitions, the Celsius Initiative is now creating forerunner groups where cities and

Join the ReUseHeat webinar on low temperature policy!

ReUseHeat features four technical demonstration sites but also emphasizes the importance of understanding the urban waste heat investment risk, business model and contract. The project hosted a policy event on low temperature waste heat recovery in Brussels which provided important input to the understanding of necessary urban waste heat boundary conditions. The input has been

ReUseHeat stakeholder webinar on data centre

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CET Next stakeholder webinar in ReUseHeat will address the data centre in Braunschweig, Germany: it is close to commissioning phase and we want to share the experiences to date. Please also note that this demo, the data centre, has recently been awarded with the Global District

ReUseHeat wins one of the Global District Energy Climate Awards!

The 2019 Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed on 24 October 2019, during the 1st Sustainable District Energy Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. The finalists were selected from cities and communities across the globe which demonstrate local district energy leadership in providing clean and sustainable energy solutions.   ReUseHeat application ReUseHeat – excess heat recovery from

ReUseHeat Newsletter #4 is out

It’s the time of the fourth ReUseHeat Newsletter! There, you will find information on our upcoming stakeholder webinar on business models, ReUseHeat policy workshop on the potential of waste heat recovery investments, our new project partner and new metro demo site, opportunity to replicate ReUseHeat solutions with our expert support, as well as new ReUseHeat

Join us at the ReUseHeat policy workshop on 2 October 2019!

The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can utilise excess heat available from various sources, including excess heat from urban facilities (i.e. data centres, sewage collectors, cooling systems of tertiary buildings, underground stations). However, due to some regulatory challenges, lack of large-scale replicable demonstrators

ReUseHeat featured in Hot Cool 2 2019 magazine

Urban waste heat recovery is a key to smart cities but to get there, many challenges need to be managed. The industry needs to go beyond its tradition of technical orientation and grasp the window of opportunity of the low temperature heat recovery. The opportunity allows the companies stepping over the threshold of technology to

ReUseHeat quantified EU28 urban waste heat potential

The ReUseHeat report Accessible Urban Waste Heat shows a significant heat recovery potential from unconventional excess heat sources. Approximately 1.2 EJ (or 340 TWh) per year are possible to recover from data centres, metro stations, service sector buildings, and waste water treatment plants. This corresponds to more than 10 percent of the EU’s total energy

ReUseHeat offers free pre-feasibility studies*!

From 15 April to 15 July 2019, ReUseHeat re-launches its survey on urban excess heat sources. Entering information in the questionnaire, the participants will be screened and *if seen as appropriate,* they will be rewarded with a pre-feasibility study! We invite urban excess heat owners (with particular focus on data centres, sewage water collectors, tertiary

Read the third ReUseHeat Newsletter

It’s the time of the third ReUseHeat Newsletter! Read about the first ReUseHeat workshop in Brussels with Heat Roadmap Europe 4; ReUseHeat meeting and exploitation plan workshop in London; the opportunity to win free pre-feasibility studies on excess heat recovery for district heating; and discover new ReUseHeat reports! Click here to view the online version.

ReUseHeat meeting and exploitation plan workshop in London

The project consortium met in London, United Kingdom, on 6-7 March 2019 to discuss work progression, synchronize the upcoming deliverables and tasks, as well as to work on the ReUseHeat exploitation plan under the guidance of a SSERR (Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results) expert Andrea di Anselmo. At the exploitation workshop, two key

Project meeting in Braunschweig

The ReUseHeat project celebrated its first anniversary during its meeting in Braunschweig (Germany), the picturesque location of one of the project’s four demonstration sites. An overall update of activities was made. If you are interested to learn more about the feasibility of waste heat recovery, you can read one of the latest project reports covering

Read the second ReUseHeat Newsletter

It’s time for the second project newsletter! Read it here to get updates on the project progress to date, the four unconventional waste heat sources and the technical workshops that took place at the respective demo sites. Don’t forget to participate in the survey and help us collect valuable information on urban excess heat sources

ReUseHeat at the event “BY & FOR CITIZENS”

The BY&FORCITIZENS conference on “Smart Regeneration of Cities and Regions” was successfully held on 20-21 September in Valladolid (Spain). This 2-day event gathered relevant local, national and EU stakeholders and created a forum to gain comprehensive insights into the opportunities and challenges of Smart Cities and Communities initiatives across Europe. Keynote lectures, presentations, round tables

ReUseHeat workshop in Nice

The fourth technical workshop of the ReUseHeat Project took place in Nice on 26 June 2018! The workshop, dedicated to waste heat recovery from sewage networks, was attended by 10 people from both ReUseHeat Consortium and external participants. The workshop succeeded in transferring to the external participants information about the ReUseHeat project. In addition, insights

ReUseHeat presented during GENERA 2018

The International Fair of Energy and Environment took place in Madrid between 13-15 June. Throughout these three days, there were 21 sessions belonging to the GENERA 2018 Technical Conferences. These conferences aimed to analyse the transition to a sustainable energy model. On 14 June, the conference “Energy efficiency in urban environments as a tool to

ReUseHeat at Nordic Clean Energy Week

This year Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers hosted the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial and Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM9/MI-3). Major economies from around the globe met in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö May 23 – 24, 2018 to accelerate the green transition.

First ReUseHeat workshop in Bucharest

The first technical workshop of the ReUseHeat Project took place in Bucharest on 15 March 2018! The workshop has been attended by 25 people among ReUseHeat partners and local stakeholders involved in the implementation of the demonstrator dedicated to Waste Heat Recovery from the Bucharest underground network. The workshop succeeded in facilitating the cooperation among