Energy efficiency in industry is rising towards the top of the EU and the Member States/Associated Countries agendas for several compelling reasons.
Among others are economic reasons, such as unstable energy prices and reliability of supply; environmental reasons, i.e. the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and intergovernmental reasons, as the industrial sector is becoming a frequent target of recommendations for international action.
Seven research centres collaborated to explore industrial heat pumps, an energy-efficient electrification technology. The EERA Joint Programme Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes served as the platform to facilitate the research work. One of the objectives, to accelerate the implementation and further development of this promising technology.