Electrification and renewables to displace fossil fuel process heating

Purpose of project

The primary focus of this Opportunity Assessment is to review and analyse new and existing technologies to decarbonise process heating needs for low temperature (below 150°C) heat, categorised by industry and process. The project will review options and opportunities for displacing fossil-fuels in the production of low temperature process heat through electrification and/or alternative renewable technologies.

Impact of project

If this project is successful, it is expected to lead to widespread update of process heating alternatives. For instance, displacing current technology for existing processes between 100-150°C (accounting for ~20PJ/year) with heat pumps could cut business energy bills by at least $24 million/year.

Project partners – industry and research

A2EP, Glaciem, AMPC, Climate-KIC, Alfa Laval, UniSA, UTS, QUT, RMIT

Industry Reference Group members

AGL, Alfa Laval, AMPC, ARENA, Beyond Zero Emissions, Bright Brewery, Climate-KIC, Energetics, Energy AE, Greenlands Systems Solar, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioners, Northmore Gordon, RayGen, Rocky Mountain Institute, Saputo, Simble, Sunovate, Sustainability Victoria, Sydney Water, Uni of Waikato, Veolia, Visy, Glaciem