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.
The ITP team has prepared a CSP industry background report to inform a roadmap study lead by Jeanes Holland and associates. our report is on the publications page.
Download report It is also available on ARENA’s knowledge sharing website along with the roadmap document prepared by JHA and reports by other contributors.
There has been a lot of interest in hydrogen in Australia in the last few months. A small contribution from ITP on the subject is this recently released report of Hydrogen R&D in South Australia. https://itpthermal.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/itp_sa_h2_rd3-0_141118.pdf
Giles Parkinson at Renew Economy has written a nice article based on our study of Dispatchable RE Options: https://reneweconomy.com.au/batteries-hydro-hydrogen-what-are-australias-best-options-for-energy-storage-34053/