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So What Upcoming workshop and panel!

The SO WHAT project is holding a Design Thinking Session at the YUST hotel in Antwerp, Belgium, on the evening of Tuesday, December 10th!

This event aims at bringing together European players active in the energy and industrial sectors, public authorities, ESCOs, and energy agencies.

Participants will help to define, via a participatory approach, the requirements for an integrated software to audit and map energy processes and to recover heat and cold wasted to match local demand.

In addition, there will be a networking session with drinks after the workshop, so that all the assistants can meet and interact with stakeholders.

The event is free upon registration through this link: http://bit.ly/SOWHATworkshop

And on the following day, December 11th, we are participating in the panel Smart District Heating networks as part of smart cities, at the Provincial Government Building in Antwerp.

This conference is part of the event Smart District Heating in Antwerp and it is intended for everyone involved in heating, both from the public and private sectors. The session will count with the participation of top speakers from Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. 

Don’t miss this chance and join us there!

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First So What Newsletter!

Take a look on our first Newsletter where you will find general information about the project and its main scope. Keep posted to the news we will be releasing and don’t hesitate to subscribe to our three-monthly Newsletter!

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So What project up and running!

We finally kicked off our So What project on June 4 and 5! For 36 months we will be working hard to achieve the goals expected for this project.

On the picture you can see that there were many people attending the meeting, hosted by IESVE at the Gran Canal hotel in Dublin (Ireland).

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So What project, Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU decarbonization

The SO WHAT project (acronym for Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU decarbonization) main objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated software which will support industries and energy utilities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative Waste Heat and Waste Cold (WH/C) exploitation technologies that could cost-effectively balance the local forecasted Heat&Cold demand also via renewable energy sources (RES) integration.

The SO WHAT integrated tool will be designed to support industries, and energy utilities in:

1) auditing the industrial process to understand where WH/WC could be valorised

2) mapping the potential of locally available RES sources to be integrated with WH/WC potential

3) mapping the local forecasted demand for heating and cooling

4) define and simulate alternative cost-effective scenarios based on WH/WC technologies also leveraging TES introduction

5) evaluate the impacts (in terms of energetic, economic and environmental KPIs) that the adoption of the new scenarios will generate against the current situation (i.e., baseline) both at industrial and local level

6) promoting innovative contractual arrangements and financing models to guarantee economically viable solutions and less risky investments.

To do so SO WHAT will capitalize already existing tool and knowledge from previous research experiences (REEMAIN, PLANHEAT, REUSEHEAT, CELSIUS…) and the expertise of 11 industrial validation sites from different REII/ non-REII sectors (petrochemical, chemical, metallurgic, food etc.) that will be involved in

the project to validate the tool and provide relevant insights for its development. SOWHAT tool will be built indeed following a participatory approach involving both National clusters from Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Romania (composed by local industries, public authorities/energy agencies, energy utilities/ESCOs) and external stakeholder since the very beginning of the development in order to have a wide, clear and structured promotion of WH/C also thanks to a robust training campaign and policy oriented dissemination actions.

The So What consortium is formed by 20 partners coming from 9 different European countries.