SPIRIT is a EU funded Project under the Horizon Europe Programme (GA n. 101069672). The project kicked off in September 2022 and it lasts for 42 months. It has the ambition of enabling industrial heat pump technology to become the reference climate neutral technology to cover industrial heat demand for temperatures up to 160°C by 2030. The project wants to implement three full-scale demonstrations of heat pump technologies integrated at three different process sites in the paper and food & beverage sectors with sink temperatures between 135°C and 160°C.
The Consortium consists of 17 partners: 3 industrial end-users, 4 technology suppliers, 5 knowledge providers, 1 actor involved in market analysis, 1 player engaged in the development of business models and 2 associations committed in the dissemination of the projects’ results. These partners represent the main actors in the value chain of heat pump technologies and will enable the SPIRIT project to achieve its targeted industrial, technical and non-technical objectives as well as the future commercial and economic success of large-scale heat pumps.