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 partners gathered for its second General Assembly
20 May 2022

Siemens Energy hosted the M12 CO2OLHEAT General Assembly

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CO2OLHEAT introduces a new technical poster
21 Feb 2022

CO2OLHEAT presents its new poster in the sCO2 Symposium

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Events

New webinar series on sCO2 – second episode – Compressors
05 Dec 2022 - Online

The sCO2 webinar series continues!

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SET Plan 2022
09 Nov 2022 - Prague

CO2OLHEAT travels to Prague!

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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