Many industrial processes offer opportunities for making use of waste heat, which can be incorporated back into operations, used to generate power or cooling, or fed into the district heating network. Modern utilisation concepts overcome the technical challenges involved and thus enable environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient district heating production. As a result, industrial companies can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and make a major contribution to the sustainable thermal energy revolution.
The best technologies for each particular situation depend on the relevant circumstances on site such as the temperatures reached, users’ requirements, and other factors such as a company’s electricity procurement costs. This is a complex process, but if carefully analysed and planned, a waste heat project can provide a company with more efficient energy use and reduced costs.