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Storage, transformation and transport of heat along the thermochemical route
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ECN Energy Efficiency in Industry 1998
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ECN-RX--98-013 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Paper presented at IEA-Annex 10, "Phase change materials and chemical reactions for thermal energy storage", first workshop, Apr (), , , Vol., p.-.

Dutch national energy policy aims at a 33% energy saving by the year2020. About 80% of the total energy demand involves the production of heat. Therefore, thermal energy is the obvious target for energy conservation research and development. More (waste) heat could be utilised if it would be available at the right time, at the right temperature, and in the right place. The adoption of respectively efficient heat storage, transformation and transport technologies can result into savings of industrial energy consumption for heat and cold production, in the built environment and in greenhouses. ECN is developing these technologies which are crucial for a sustainable society. In addition to the application of traditional technologies ECN has chosen to focus on phase change materials and on the thermochemical approach using the reaction enthalpy connected with reversible chemical reactions

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