Low-emission process heat technology profiled

A new suite of research on innovative process heat technology that doesn’t use fossil fuels has been released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Process heat, in the form of steam, hot water or gases, contributes approximately 9 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, with about 60 per cent of the energy required provided by fossil fuels.

EECA’s chief executive Andrew Caseley says there has never been a better time to start switching to renewable energy for process heat needs.

“Innovations in technology mean there are excellent alternatives to using carbon-intensive fuels for process heat activities such as sterilisation, pasteurisation, drying and heating. We’re highlighting the opportunities, applications and case studies of how some of these technologies work in real-world situations.”

You can find more information on the Process Heat in New Zealand initiative here