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Webinar: Heat Pumps Role in Future Global Energy Demand

Webinar: Heat Pumps Role in Future Global Energy Demand
  • Date From 3rd October 2023
  • Date To 3rd October 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 09:00 BST. Duration: 2 hours.


The emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2 are responsible for global warming which leads to the climate changes we have witnessed in recent years. Accounting for 50% of global final energy consumption, heat is the largest energy end-use and contributes 40% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. About 50% of total heat produced was used for industrial processes.

Fossil fuels continue to dominate heat supplies, while modern renewables (ie excluding the traditional use of biomass) met only 10% of global heat demand. Decarbonisation and re-electrification (Power-to-Heat) of industrial processes gain more importance and offer a high potential for waste heat utilisation. Heat pumps will be one important feature to convert low and high temperature waste heat to useful high quality process heat. Decarbonisation of thermal energy segment is critical to reduce global CO2 emissions and MAN ES is focussed on sector coupling of technologies within Carbon Capture and Green Engines and Heat Pumps are a critical vehicle for electrification of Heating and Cooling and minimise waste heat energy stream.

This talk will introduce the merits of MAN’s large scale high-temperature heat-pumps for hot water and steam production and explain the strength, advantages and application envelopes of natural refrigerants. Moreover, a refereed project will be explained and future developments will be discussed.


Raymond C Decorvet, Engineer, MAN ES

Raymond has a degree in economics. He spent 25 years in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in various companies and management positions. His expertise is business development, sales and marketing.

For seven years he worked for ABB in the data center segment looking after the largest international colocation providers. Since 2018 he has worked for MAN Energy Solutions Switzerland in Global Business Development for large scale heat-pumps and the new and innovative tri-generation energy management solution MAN ETES (Electro Thermal Energy Storage), which provides heat, cold and electricity.

Claus Jacobsen, Consultant, MAN ES 

Claus is working as a full-time consultant for large industrial companies within the renewable and sustainability sector. Presently in full-time consultancy for MAN ES and responsible for the commercial and technical development of MAN ES’ Heat Pump portfolio.

Prior to this position Claus has held executive positions Denmark’s leading renewable technology providers, as well as owner/CEO of a UK based Renewable Developer and technology provider.

Claus has an MBA with Commendation from University in Bristol and his career started in Denmark. Later followed by positions in USA, UK – a total of 18 years working and living abroad.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Clean Energy Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


09:00–11:00 BST.


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