Nearly three quarters of end use energy in industry is used for heat supply. Approximately one-third of this heat requirement falls below 250°C, in which renewable technologies for heat supply, such as solar thermal, PV, heat pumps or CHP, can be effectively integrated. The Process Heat group, located within the Solar and Systems Engineering Department and under the direction of Felix Pag, is currently researching methods to optimally size, design, and integrate renewable and energy efficient technologies into industrial heat consumers, with a main focus on solar derived thermal energy.
In both national and international projects, integration concepts are being developed with industrial partners to identify heat recovery potentials and renewable energy possibilities, with the goal to reduce the fossil fuel consumption for both economic and ecological reasons. Furthermore, the group is in constant contact with project planners and policy makers to provide expert advice to help advance to adoption of renewable process heat within Germany and the World.
- urbanHeat - Decarbonization of process heat in the context of a holistic heat supply for urban quarters
- AnanaS - Analysis of the combination of solar thermal energy and combined heat and power generation for a low-CO2 supply of industrial process heat
- EffGas - Energetic optimization of gas pressure regulating stations (GPRMS) and development of measures in the German context
- SolarAutomotive - Solar process heat for the automotive and supplier industry
- Research assignment Solar process heat
- Analysis and development of the market for solar process heat in Germany
- Provision of consultancy services for the design and implementation of low/medium temperature solar thermal pilot plant integrated in the oil production
- SolFood - Solar heat for the food industry
- Greenfoods – Towards Zero fossil CO₂ emission in the European food & beverage industry
- Solar thermal heating of gas pressure regulating stations
- Development of renewable energy technologies to meet Kuwait oil sector requirements. Phase 1
- SOPREN - Solar process heat and energy efficiency
- Renewable process heat for breweries