A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential, commercial and industrial use. Despite the name, all heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They work well in nearly all types of climate.
EHPA aims for quality. Together with its member it tries to show both the end-consumers and policy makers that heat pumps are quality products that are very energy efficient and are using the available renewable energy sources as much as possible.
EHPA is the voice of the heat pump sector in the European Union and advocates for a faster deployment of heat pumps. We want EU laws that enable heat pumps to become the number one heating and cooling solution in Europe. Everyone, everywhere should have access to sustainable, affordable heating.
EHPA members meet at the annual general assembly.
EHPA organises the annual conference Heat Pump Forum, and several heat pump related events every year.
EHPA co-organises and supports the European Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg.
EHPA is present at major trade fairs in Europe.
An EU-funded project aims to overcome the barriers to the deployment of heat pump technologies for heat upgrading in the industrial sector
Increasing the energy efficiency of European industry is crucial to achieving Europe's climate goals. Waste heat recovery and heat upgrading are important steps towards saving energy and decarbonising the industrial sector. However, even though different heat pump technologies for heat upgrading exist, technical, economic and regulatory barriers prevent them from being used.
The EU-funded PUSH2HEAT project, which kicked off on October 1, 2022, will address this challenge.
"The industry's potential for industrial decarbonisation through high-temperature heat pumps is huge. For applications of up to 200ºC, heat pumps could potentially deliver 730 terawatt hours per year – which is 37% of the process heat required by European industry. This could potentially avoid 146 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The real market, however, is still limited. Therefore, we will identify how to overcome the existing barriers by scaling up four heat upgrade technologies and assessing the difficulties and solutions encountered" – said Maider Epelde from Tecnalia Research and Innovation, coordinator of the project.
These technologies, with a supply temperature range from 90°C to 160°C, will be demonstrated in four selected industrial sites from the sectors food, paper and chemical industry.
The four year project will also demonstrate which business models can help push the use of heat upgrade systems. Its final goal is to increase the market potential of waste heat valorisation.
Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation coordinates PUSH2HEAT. The project consortium gathers heat upgrading technology manufacturers, industrial end-users, business-oriented companies, research companies, universities and representatives of the heat pump industry.
PUSH2HEAT is a project funded through the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under the Grant Agreement No. 101069689