4th International Conference on Industrial Waste Heat Valorisation, 23-24 May 2016, Kortrijk, Belgium

Since many years, UGent research group Thermal Energy in Industry (TEI) has been elaborating practical oriented research in the field of industrial waste heat valorization. Results of own work as well as from other groups, together with promising developments and reference applications by companies are presented on a regular base via a series of conferences. These conferences are not conceived to be “for and by” academics but especially to inform industrials about technology (almost) ready for use in industrial processes.

Topics in this 4th (2016) edition:

  • Heat pump assisted drying
  • Recent developments in high temperature industrial heat pumps
  • Thermal storage in discontinue industrial processes and to respond to variable energy prices

By attending this conference, you will be well prepared to optimize your thermal processes on energy efficiency and costs as well as to better prepared to the coming energy transition.

Preliminary program and practical information on

Registration on Deadline Wednesday 18 May.

Time frame and participation fees (separate registration for all three of these activities is possible):

  • Monday 23 May, 14:00-17:00: Workshop with live demonstration of a lab scale drying process with several optimization possibilities, EUR 50
  • Monday 23 May, 18:30-23:00: Conference dinner with surprise act, EUR 75
  • Tuesday 24 May: Practical oriented lectures about the 3 conference topics by well qualified researchers and manufacturers, EUR 240

All prices are excl. 21% VAT.


- Heat Pump Forum 2016, 18-20 May 2016, Paris, France

The 9th edition of EHPA’s annual Forum will take place in Paris, France, one of the biggest heat pump markets in Europe and will be held under the patronage of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.

The EHPA Heat Pump Forum 2016  will showcase the   underestimated potential of heat-pump technology and look at the successful European and national climate and energy policies that benefit from heat pumps. 

Confirmed speakers include:
Marie Donnelly, Director for new and renewable sources of energy, DG Energy, European Commission
Martin Forsén, President of EHPA, NIBE
Fréderic Gastaldo, CEO of Swisscom Energy Solutions
Prof. Kornelis Blok, Ecofys
Rod Janssen, Chairman of Energy Efficiencu in Industrial Processes (EEIP)
Thierry Nille, President of AFPAC 
Chantal Degand, Deputy Director of strategy for energy retail and services, EdF

The event will address in particular:

  • new business models for low emission heating & cooling
  • successful coupling of energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • the current market development of heat pumps in Europe
  • a technical session on heat pumps in different industry sectors and the market of natural refrigerants
  • the results of the GreenHP project

Check the programme here.

Do not miss the chance to meet senior representatives from: the French government, European Commission, national and European policy makers, heat pump manufacturers, component manufacturers, research institutes.

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- 25/09/2015: 4th International Conference: Low Energy and Waste Heat Use in Communal and Industrial Energy Supply Systems, Bremen, Germany

- 10-12/08/2015: 8th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference (ADC 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- 17-19/06/2015: 1st Nordic Baltic Drying Conference (NBDC 2015), Gdansk, Poland

- 19-21/05/2015: 47th International Detergency Conference (IDC), Düsseldorf, Germany

- 10/03/2015: 3rd Flemish User Group meeting was held in UGent Campus Kortrijk, Belgium.

- 04/12/2014: PTS-Seminar “Energieeffizienz und Produktivität steigern beim Entwässern, Pressen und Trocknen", Munich, Germany.

- 07/11/2014: Texcare Forum in Frankfurt, Germany.

- 02/10/2014:  2nd Flemish User Group meeting was held in UGent Campus Kortrijk.

- 19/08/2014: PFI Workshop "Experiences with heat pumps in CHPs”

- 09/07/2014: 1st ATB User Group meeting, Potsdam, Germany

- 22/05/2014: International Symposium "From Waste to Process Heat", Kortrijk, Belgium