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Re-Witch creates the coolest cold from the cleanest heat

Re-Witch is a project, funded by EU’s research and innovation program Horizon Europe, with focus on using renewable energy and waste heat in industries to produce cooling and energy harvesting.

The overarching aim of project Re-Witch is to deliver cost-competitive, game-changing solutions in the field of sustainable industrial cooling and heating. To do so, Re-Witch will demonstrate advanced thermally-driven industrial cooling technologies based on ADsorption and ABsorption processes driven by an optimized mix of low-grade waste and renewable sources (innovative high vacuum flat plate solar collectors). Such solutions will be demonstrated in four demo sites encompassing the food and beverage sectors as well as industrial sectors where heat-to-cold solutions have not yet been widely explored (bio-refinery).

The activity will be completed by studying the replicability of proposed technologies in replication sites even integrated with District Heating Networks (DHN).

Partners in ten countries

The project will be delivered by an industrial-driven consortium of 26 partners from 10 countries and it is composed by some of the most innovative SMEs, Large Enterprises and R&D centers in the field of industrial renewable H&C leveraging experience from industrial and EU-funded projects (HYCOOL, SO-WHAT, Indus3Es).

IVL’s role is mainly to identify important factors for efficient contracts between relevant stakeholders and to develop business model concepts for the demo sites.

Logotyp för EU-finansierade forskningsprojektet Re-Witch med slogan "The coldes cold from the cleanest heat".
EU flagga med texten Funded by the EU

Funded by the European Union Horizon Europe programme, under Grant agreement n°101138697. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Project facts

  • Project name: Renewable and Waste heat valorisation in Industries via Technologies for Cooling production and energy Harvesting (RE-WITCH)
  • Budget: 9,5 million Euro
  • Funding: The EU through the program Horizon Europe.
  • Project partners: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Universita Degli Studi Di Genova, Sorption Technologies Gmbh, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Technische Universitat Berlin, Hochschule Fur Angewandte Wissenschaften Munchen, Bs Nova Apparatebau Gmbh, Stam Srl, Gruppo Sigla Srl, Pragma -Iot Ae, Idp Ingenieria Y Arquitectura Iberia Sl, Browar Glubczyce Spolka Akcyjna, Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza Ganadera Del Valle De Los Pedroches, Mil Oil Hellas Anonymi Etairia Kaysima Lipantika, Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Ciaotech Srl, Institute For European Energy And Climate Policy Stichting, Food-Processing Initiative E. V, Dr. Jakob Energy Research Gmbh & Co. Kg, Gradyent B.V, Cartiera Dell'adda Srl, Lietuvos Energetikos Institutas, Net EU Contribution, Tvp Solar Sa, Ost - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, The University of Birmingham
  • Period: 2024 - 2027


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