CO2OLHEAT

Unlocking the potential of industrial waste heat and its transformation into electricity via supercritical CO2 (sCO2) cycles

CO2OLHEAT is an EU’s H2020 funded project addressing energy efficiency challenge and decarbonisation of the European REIIs – Resource and Energy Intensive Industries. It focuses at their unused waste heat and its transformation into electricity in an efficient and cost-effective way. The cutting-edge sCO2 technologies will be employed to design and demonstrate the EU’s first-of-its kind sCO2 plant in a real industrial environment.

This pioneer power plant will generate completely clean energy while saving significant amounts of primary energy and thus also CO2 emissions.

21
Partners
10
European countries
€18,8M
Budget
1
Demo site
6
Replication sites
4
Years

Demonstration site

Prachovice - Czech Republic

The CO2OLHEAT project will be demonstrated in a real industrial environment in CEMEX cement plant in Prachovice. This facility has a wide untapped waste heat potential, that is currently not exploited and it is rejected by means of water-cooling towers.

The project will introduce the concept of the circular economy and industrial symbiosis in waste heat management. The CO2OLHEAT 2MW power block will be able to cover approximately 10% of the plant’s electricity needs, translating into 750.000 € savings per year, thus allowing short payback period (estimated between 4 and 8 years).

Replication sites

Glass industry
Turkey
Aluminium industry
Greece
Steel Industry
Spain
Waste incineration
Belgium
Power generation
France
Power generation
Spain

Consortium

News

CO2OLHEAT Consortium proposes recognising WH2P activities as sustainable under the EU Taxonomy framework
27 Sep 2021

The CO2OLHEAT Consortium, supported by a number of other companies, responded to the call for feedback on the Sustainable Finance Platform's criteria, that will complete the EU Taxonomy.

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Events

CO2OLHEAT on Şişecam 36th Glass Symposium’s agenda
12 Nov 2021 - Online

Rene Vijgen, the CO2OLHEAT project coordinator, will deliver the project presentation during Şişecam's 36th Glass Symposium.

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CO2OLHEAT will be featured at the International Gas Turbine Conference
11 Oct 2021 - Online

CO2OLHEAT will have its booth at the 10th International Gas Turbine Conference.

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Flag of Europe This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101022831