The CO2OLHEAT project will bring about pioneering technology changes that will result in the first-ever EU sCO2 WH2P application installed in a real industrial environment. Moreover, the project will give the REIIs the opportunity to become flexibility actors on the electricity grids and to evolve from consumers into prosumers.
This technology will pave the way to the following improvements:
The project will bring into a real industrial environment a technology that will be able to produce a completely clean energy. Even if carbon dioxide itself is a greenhouse gas, when it is withdrawn from the environment and isolated in a closed power cycle, it does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.
CO2OLHEAT aims to became a game-changer in the waste heat use, mainly because its unique technology will be able to contribute towards a very small environmental footprint.
The project will allow for
As it is shown in the figure above, approximately 30% of the theoretically available WH in EU is suitable for CO2OLHEAT WH2P applications. If they could recover as little as 5% of this waste heat, it would result in immense primary energy savings as well as CO2 emissions reductions.
|REIIs when 5% of WH recovered
|CEMEX in CO2OLHEAT project
|Primary energy savings (GWh/year)
|CO2 reduction (tCO2/year)
CO2OLHEAT WH2P application will offer an enhanced value proposition in a form of numerous financial benefits.
(All the above values are expected impacts valid for a 2MW module and 8.000 operating hours/year, as it will be demonstrated in the CO2OLHEAT project; when scaling up to 10-15MW, the values can get more favourable)