ReUseHeat Project - Newsletter #7

Let's not waste heat!


Urban waste heat sources are increasingly important to reach 2050 targets as fossil fuels are being phased out. The ReUseHeat project financed under the European H2020 framework, is generating knowledge on how excess heat from data centres, sewage water treatment, service sector buildings and metro stations can be reused in district heating systems. The project aims to overcome both technical and non-technical barriers to the unlocking of urban waste heat recovery investments across Europe.

With this newsletter, we are delighted to inform you that our demonstrator in Madrid is going live despite the COVID-19 pandemic, ReUseHeat is being featured in various webinars, and our latest project reports and scientific articles are available online! Read more and stay in touch!

Data Centres

The data centre has a significant cooling demand, producing excess heat - which will be fed to a low temperature district heating network


Underground Transport

Waste heat produced in the tunnel of the metro network will be recovered and reused in a local low-temperature district heating network


Waste Water Management

An integrated urban planning concept will include the innovative recovery of waste heat from a sewage system


Tertiary Buildings

An advanced solution based on heat recovery from a hospital's cooling production process will be linked to the nearby district heating



DEMO Severo Ochoa Hospital. MADRID

ReUseHeat demonstrator of the service sector heat recovery (hospital) is going live in April 2021!

Each solution has been adapted to the installation and operation of the hospital facilities.

Installation of the entire system, the connection to the current heating and refrigeration circuit will help collect the monitoring data.

On the picture, you can see the final works done with valves, devices and sensors, to connect the new pipelines.


Help us improve the ReUseHeat web-based visualisation tool!

To foster urban waste heat recovery projects, it is of great importance to quantify and locate the urban waste heat potential from non-conventional sources in the countries of the European Union. In this sense, a web-based visualisation tool has been created with real information about the potential of urban excess heat using data collected within the project.

The data collection is still in progress. We would like to invite waste heat owners across the EU to help us gather information about their residual heat by filling in the ReUseHeat questionnaire.


Waste heat solutions for Europe's green recovery

On 19 March 2021, ReUseHeat joined forces with DryFiciency, REWARDHeat and R-ACES in a discussion on the opportunities to realising the potential of waste heat, and how they can be leveraged using the latest technological solutions.

Kristina Lygnerud shared learnings to date from the four ReUseHeat demo sites and brought her perspective on the appropriate business models for waste heat recovery.


Time to Push! Stakeholder Engagement

When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different stakeholders, and each is to be engaged in a particular way. In the framework of the Euroheat & Power Congress Virtual Thursdays, at 10:00 CET on 15 April, the Celsius Initiative is partnering up with the REWARDHeat and ReUseHeat projects to address the question of how utility companies can better engage with the end-users.

Christian Keim (EDF) will present the ReUseHeat Dashbord which represents a first of a kind solution to raise acceptance and awareness of sustainable district heating among end-users.



Focus on project results

An updated report on Efficient Contractual Forms and Business Models for Urban Waste Heat Recovery with a checklist on how to make LTDH contracts has been added to the project documents & newsletter section of the ReUseHeat website.


A revised report on Accessible urban waste heat includes three additional unconventional heat sources: rejected heat from refrigeration processes in the food production sector, rejected heat from refrigeration processes in the food retail sector, as well as rejected heat from the cooling of buildings in the residential sector.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767429

You received this newsletter because you are subscribed to the ReUseHeat mailing list. If you do not wish to receive it in the future or you wish to better manage the information you get from us, you can change your preferences at any time following this link ExampleEMarketingManageProfileLink and view our data policy here.

Cvent - Web-based Software Solutions