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Industrial Heat Recovery Strategy

The recovery of waste heat from industrial processes is an energy efficiency measure that can reduce business energy costs, improve industrial productivity and competitiveness, and increase clean economic growth, by reducing fuel requirements and helping industry avoid energy waste. 

Objectives of the consultation

The Government plans to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in opportunities for recovering and reusing waste heat from industrial processes and increase the deployment of recoverable heat technologies in industry. This will allow industry to re-use heat on-site or sell it to a third party, leading to the more efficient and productive use of energy, lower fuel bills or a new revenue stream for industry, and a reduction in carbon emissions. 
The purpose of this consultation was to: 

  • Test the proposed design of the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS);
  • Gather additional evidence on the enablers and barriers to recovering industrial waste heat, to ensure the programme is appropriately designed and maximises value for money;
  • Start to identify a potential pipeline of projects from across industry sectors.

This consultation closed on 4 January 2018.

Supporting papers

To download the consultation document, please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.