The Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) has shared its latest report on the potential for decarbonising process heat.
This is the final report for a project we delivered with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA): Renewable energy for process heat - Opportunity study.
The project was the second phase of work that produced 20 pre-feasibility studies and seven full feasibility studies. A2EP engaged independent experts to assess technical and commercial viability.
The report draws on analysis and learnings from the feasibility studies conducted during the project for a range of food, beverage and industrial processes. It identifies opportunities to displace fossil-fuelled systems along, highlighting the significant potential for industrial heat pumps to provide heat, particularly for applications <90 degrees Celsius, and thermal batteries to complement the heat pumps and manage peak loads. It also lists obstacles to uptake and strategies for overcoming them.