How can we reach a point where industrial surplus heat is fully utilized?
As we work towards operating cruise ships with zero emissions, it is important that we reduce the energy use of the hotel systems on board. We have modelled the hotel system of a cruise ship in a building simulation tool in order to evaluate various energy efficiency solutions, including passive measures, heat pumps and thermal energy storage. Passive measures utilise the building’s structure or materials to reduce energy consumption, for example by increasing or decreasing solar heat gains.
Through several research projects, SINTEF, together with NTNU and our industry partners, aims to support an agile adoption of natural refrigerants in heat pumps and refrigeration systems for the maritime sector, replacing substances that contribute to global warming.
With so many new, power-intensive industries like data centres and battery factories, we need to expand the power grid quickly and efficiently. This can give power companies the opportunity to impose new demands on the industry regarding how they manage their energy consumption.