HighLift – a very high temperature heat pump for industrial use: Key results from a Horizon2020 Fast Track to Innovation Project

Tor-Martin Tveit, Stefano Vittor*, Cornelis A P Zevenhoven

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The HighLift project was a cooperation between AstraZeneca, Olvondo Technology, and Åbo Akademi University, and partly financed through the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Fast Track to Innovation. The project developed the next-generation very high temperature heat pump, suitable for
combined heating and cooling, waste-heat recovery, and steam generation up to 10 barg. Here we present some of the key results of the project. The project aimed to increase the system efficiency, improve the reliability, cut production costs, refined quality control, and improved ICT platform for the very high
temperature heat pump. Supporting theoretical and desktop studies address energy efficiency, life cycle assessment (LCA) and market potential for the HighLift technology. In this extended abstract some key development results from the project are presented. The focus will be on the high operating temperatures of the heat pump.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd High-Temperature Heat Pump Symposium
Subtitle of host publication Book of Presentations
EditorsB Elmegaard, M Bantle, B Zühldorf
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic) 978-87-7475-697-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd High-Temperature Heat Pump Symposium: HTHP 3 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 29 Mar 202230 Mar 2022
Conference number: 3

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NameHigh-Temperature Heat Pump Symposium


Conference3rd High-Temperature Heat Pump Symposium
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  • heat pump
  • high temperature


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