The new ReUseHeat project presentation brochure is now available online.
There is clearly a lot to be done at European level and beyond on implementing this quite simple philosophy instead of massively importing fossil fuels.
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 (e.g. thermal power generation, waste-to-energy, industrial waste heat), as well as excess heat from urban facilities. However, only few small-scale examples of urban waste heat recovery are present across the EU.
The objective of ReUseHeat is to demonstrate first of their kind advanced, modular and replicable systems enabling the recovery and reuse of excess heat available at the urban level.
ReUseHeat chose to focus on four largescale demonstrators, showing the technical feasibility and economic viability of excess heat recovery and reuse from data centres, sewage collectors, cooling system of a hospital and underground station.