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Comprehensive model of waste heat utilization in CE regions

CE-HEAT project aims to improve the governance of energy efficiency by focusing on field of waste heat utilization in Central Europe space and through increased exploitation of endogenous RES – waste heat. This field was identified as one of the most pressing issues at the regional and local scale - with little success in the past. At the same time the waste heat utilization is recognized as important issue in latest Energy efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). In order to improve governance in waste heat utilization, better and comprehensive planning, but also monitoring tools are needed.


The CE-HEAT partnership will facilitate this process by:

  • Providing an excellent analytical and monitoring platform through establishment of GIS based regional waste heat cadastres with waste heat sources classification and a monitoring tool;
  • Providing a comprehensive solution for managing waste heat utilization projects and strategies based on the development of a waste heat utilization toolbox (leading stakeholders participation process, establishing feasibility etc.);
  • Incorporating a new approach into local, regional and national strategies by integrating a novel cadastres and toolbox into existing spatial planning and energy management systems and spreading it throughout central Europe and beyond.

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CE-HEAT News & Events

CE-HEAT at 12th SDEWES Conference


The 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 4 - 8, 2017.

Within the SDEWES Conference project CE-HEAT organizes a special event on Exploitation of waste heat potentials in Europe, which will be held on 5th of October.

The special event marks waste heat as an important energy source, which should be valorized in existing and future energy systems. The project initiative CE-HEAT rephrases the waste heat as endogenous energy that should be actively recovered when possible and should become an indispensable part of all energy concepts in future. The main objective of the special event is to provide an improved, up-to-date understanding of the fundamentals, principles and practices associated with the operation of waste heat utilization systems. 

In broader view, the exploitation of thermal energy as excess energy of industrial processes across Europe will be featured. The event will provide the dissemination of information concerned the exploitation of waste heat potentials in EU and developments in the field of waste heat recovery in specific industrial processes. The efforts of CE-HEAT initiative towards the common Central Europe (CE) waste heat sources cadastre and a waste heat platform will be presented. The event will be wrapped up by the panel discussion leading to the directions for enhancement of investment mechanisms and strategic guidelines for improvement of waste heat utilization in CE space.

International conference SDEWES_special event_CE-HEAT (pdf ~165kB)