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Eera event 13 December 2022 - Online

White paper launch: Industrial Thermal Energy Storage

Join us for the launch of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme for Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes white paper on “Industrial Thermal Energy Storage – Supporting the transition to decarbonise industry”.


One quarter of total final energy consumption in the European Union is consumed by industry. Within that quarter, over 80% is consumed by heating and cooling processes. The continued, wide-scale use of gas, oil, coal, and other fossil fuels for industrial thermal processes leads to an estimated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of 513 Mt CO2 equivalent per year,  12% of total GHG emissions.

Thermal energy storage (TES) can assist in the decarbonisation of industrial heating and cooling, and  increase energy system flexibility and security. The full roll-out of industrial TES could enable a potential 1,793 TWh of fossil fuel replacement by renewable energy and/or surplus heat. So why aren’t more organisations implementing TES?

This webinar launch will present the key findings from the EERA JP EEIP White Paper “Industrial Thermal Energy Storage – Supporting the transition to decarbonise industry” which has assessed the potential of TES to support decarbonisation goals across the European Union. The Paper provides insights from industry experts on

  • The role TES can play in decarbonising process industries
  • Case studies featuring TES in use
  • Challenges and Barriers to the use of TES
  • TES in action, new technical solutions
  • Proposed actions to roll out adoption across the industry

 Presenters include:

  • Professor Tony Roskilly, Chair of Energy Systems, Durham University
  • Dr Zhiwei  Ma, Assistant Professor, Durham University,
  • Dr Hanne Kauko, Senior Research Scientist, Sintef, Norway
  • Dr Alexis Sevault, Senior Research Scientist, Sintef,  Norway,
  • Dr Salvatore Vasta, Research Engineer, CNR-ITAE, Italy and Coordinator of EERA JP on Thermal Energy Storage
  • Professor Herbert Zondag, Senior Scientist at TNO, Netherlands and University of Eindhoven
  • Dr Yvonne Van Delft, TNO and Coordinator of EERA JP EEIP

To register for this event, please click here.

Further details about the work of the EERA JP EEIP can be found here Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes - Home (

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13 Dec 2022


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Jacki Bell
Durham University