Some industries require temperatures of between 100 and 180 degrees. A high temperature heat pump is able to deliver this, so it has great commercial potential.
Food processing, battery production and other industriall processes all demand heating and cooling at the same time. Improving high temperature heat pumps will reduce both energy use and CO2 emissions for these and other industrial processes, and the objective of my PhD is to develop a prototype of such a “hot” heat pump.
To mitigate the effects of global warming, we need to change the way the world produces electricity. This will likely involve both more renewable energy in the grid and the capture of CO2 from power plants. I am researching how we can reliably capture CO2 from power plants that operate in a flexible manner.