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Recycling heat energy

Project in Surrey focuses on creating portable thermal storage, so waste heat can be recovered and used. 

Local governments and corporations are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce their energy use. One approach to conserving energy is by recovering waste heating from industrial processes.

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions supports researchers advancing heat storage technology through the project Integration of Mobile Thermal Storage in City of Surrey’s District Energy Network. Specifically, the project tests ways to move waste heat from industrial sites to Surrey’s district energy system. The research team’s goals include reducing the city’s carbon footprint by almost two thirds as well as integrating bioenergy into the system.

Researchers: Majid Bahrami, Maha Shehadeh

Collaborating Organizations: Simon Fraser University, City of Surrey Engineering Department