Analysis of Renewable Energy Options for Industrial Process Heat

In Australia, industry accounts for 44% of endvuse energy, and just over half of that is process heat. There are renewable energy options for all of that heat use. Today ARENA released our study on renewables for industrial process heat. ( Download from ARENA’s site). This work was lead by ITP Thermal, working with in conjunction with Pitt&Sherry, the Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sustainability Advice Team and Beyond Zero Emissions. It highlights technology options for renewable process heat applications across Australian industries and provides indicative cost estimates for renewable energy compared with fossil energy.

Comparison of Dispatchable RE Options released

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With every increasing uptake of variable PV and Wind generation and every increasing recognition of the need to decarbonise the whole energy system by around 2050, action needs to move to the options for Dispatchable Renewable Electricity. ITP lead a team that completed this study of options that was released by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency yesterday: Comparison-Of-Dispatchable-Renewable-Electricity-Options-ITP-et-al-for-ARENA-2018.pdf . The ARENA website (https://arena.gov.au/projects/comparison-of-dispatchable-renewable-electricity-options/ ) also allows download of 2 associated spreadsheet tools.