100% RE Industries

Chair of HWG: Christoph Brunner – AEE Intec (AT)

Vice-chair: Marco Calderoni – R2M Solutions (IT)


Name of the HWG: 100% RE Industries

Proposed duration: From 12/2018 to 11/2020, expected duration: 24 months

Objectives / goals

Definition of a comprehensive roadmap for European industry to achieve the target of 100% RE heat and cold supply including timeframe, research topics and funding needs in order to foster the European industrial leadership Following questions and goals will be addressed:

  • Clustering the industry in regards of temperature ranges, linked heating and cooling demand, realization potential and timeframe
  • Developing of realization concepts for 100% RE for the defined industry clusters focusing on the interaction between energy supply systems and RE fuels and process requirements under exergetic considerations
  • Defining the optimal interaction between energy efficiency measure and RE
  • Overview on process technologies (state of the art, innovative, emerging) which increases the application of EE and RE in industry
  • Evaluation of the technical and economic potential of the electrification of European industry and its role of the 100% RE approach linked to feasible EE and thermal RE potentials
  • Identification of energy supply technology gaps at low, medium and high temperatures
  • Definition of research needs in order to reach the goal of 100% RE in industry
  • Identification of best practices examples of RES (and also in combination with EE) and setting up an online database
  • Identify main stakeholders in terms of energy transition in the industrial sector
  • Identification of existing barriers socio-economic, political and financing barriers
  • Identification of priority areas for demonstration of 100% RE Industry concepts
  • Evaluation of the integration of the 100% REE Industry with the other 100% RE concepts within RHC-ETIP.

Actions / description of methodology

  • Identify task-leaders within the WG, that shall constitute with chair the coordination group for the WG
  • Literature research on research papers and national policy papers
  • Performance of two to three diploma thesis
  • Stakeholder WS on European level with involvement of associations from industry sectors, technology providers and producing companies
  • Involvements of policy makers and financing institutes
  • 2 to 3 physical meetings per year
  • Regular web-meetings, of the WG or the different tasks

Work package structure

WP1 – Assessment of demand and supply

  • Clustering industry sectors in regards to energy demand, load profiles and temperature
  • Clustering of RE energy technologies in regards to availability, volatility and temperature
  • Assessment of concepts for 100% RE Industry (including EE)

WP2 –Identifying barriers and challenges and definition of potential

  • Technology: State of the art and emerging technologies for energy supply and process technologies
  • Economical and policy: Status quo of funding and financing
  • Potential: Evaluation of the potential for 100% RE in Industry categorized in sectors, technology combination and geographical areas

WP3 – Developing a Technology Roadmap for 100% RE Industry

The roadmap will include following main sections:

  • technology needs
  • research needs
  • policy needs
  • planning tools
  • implementation of roadmap
  • best practice examples

WP4- Project management and cooperation within RHC-ETIP and other stakeholders promoting 100% RE Industry

Timeline / Milestones

  • Month 6: Report on define clusters and concepts for 100% RE in industry
  • Month 12: Report on state of the art of technologies, funding and financing concepts
  • Month 18: Report on potential in Europe
  • Month 24: Roadmap and implementation plan


  • D1: Report on state-of-the-art, in particular in the combination EE/RES in industry
  • D2: Report of best practice in energy transformation in industry with RES and setting up a online database
  • D3: Roadmap for realization 100% RE in European industry