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Reference Number EP/T022981/1
Title DEcarbonisation of Low TemperAture Process Heat Industry, DELTA PHI
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 20%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 70%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 70%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 30%;
Principal Investigator Professor PC Eames
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Loughborough University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2020
End Date 30 September 2024
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £2,004,075
Industrial Sectors Energy; Manufacturing; Retail
Region East Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PC Eames , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Professor RE Critoph , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr Z Tamainot-Telto , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr G S F Shire , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr A Sciacovelli , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor NJ Hewitt , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (0.001%)
Dr N Shah , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (0.001%)
Dr Z Ma , Engineering, Durham University (0.001%)
Dr Y Ding , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Mr D A Elmes , Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Professor A P Roskilly , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Ms J (Judith ) Evans , Fac of Eng Science & Built Env, London South Bank University (0.001%)
Professor GG (Graeme ) Maidment , Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University (0.001%)
Dr A Revesz , School of Engineering, London South Bank University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Croda International Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ASDA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Spirax Sarco UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , FutureBay (0.000%)
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Abstract The provision of low temperature industrial process heat in 2018 was responsible for over 30% of total industrial primary energy use in the UK. The majority of this, 75%, was produced by burning oil, gas and coal. Low temperature process heat is a major component of energy use in many industrial sectors including food and drink, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, manufacture of metal products and machinery, printing, and textiles. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with low temperature process heat generation and meet UK targets, in the long term, will require a transition to zero carbon electricity, fuels or renewable heat. In the short term this is not feasible. We propose an approach in which heat is more effectively used within the industrial process, and/or exported to meet heat demands in the neighbouring area allowing significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions per unit industrial production to be achieved and potentially provide an additional revenue source.We are going to perform a programme of research that will help provide a no regrets route through the transition to eventual full decarbonisation. The research consists of,i) fundamental and applied research to cost effectively improve components and systems performance for improved heat recovery, heat storage, heat upgrading, high temperature heat pumping and transporting heat with low loss, andii) develop new temporal modelling approaches to predict how these technologies can be effectively integrated to utilise heat across a multi-vector energy system and evaluate a transactive modelling platform to address the complexity of how heat can be reutilised economically within energy systems.A series of case studies analysing the potential greenhouse gas reductions and cost benefits and revenues that may be achieved will be undertaken for selected industrial processes including a chemical production facility in Hull, to assess the benefits of i) individual technologies, ii) when optimally integrated within a heating/cooling network, or iii) when combined in a multi-vector energy system.
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