SPF Competencies Energy Systems
Industrial Processes and Energy Efficiency Measurements
The industrial sector consumes about 20 % of Switzerland's total energy demand, of which half is needed to provide process heat up to 250 °C and is mainly provided by fossil fuels. To reduce CO₂ emission and to support a climate-conscious industry, the integration of renewable energy sources for power generation is essential.
One promising technology are solar thermal systems to provide heat for industrial processes, which the SPF Institute supports as a competence center for solar process heat. SPF contributes with this expertise to the SCCER EIP, Swiss competence center for energy research – efficiency in industrial processes.