Innovations

Electrical heating technology is evolving at pace, bringing cost-effective, sustainable energy options to supplement or optimise process heat currently being supplied by fossil fuels.

Some technology can provide the same service - such as drying or sterilisation - without the need to use process heat.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SCAN - ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROCESS HEAT

An inventory of technologies around the world that could be suitable to New Zealand industry for energy efficiency and/or decarbonising in process heat.

International Technology Scan [PDF 7.9MB] [PDF, 7.9 MB]

NEW ZEALAND’S PROCESS HEAT OPPORTUNITY

Process heat is New Zealand’s second biggest opportunity to reduce energy-related carbon emissions after transport.

Process heat(external link)

  • Process heat in New Zealand (PHiNZ)

    How can New Zealand can make process heat more energy efficient and climate-friendly? Investigatios by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

  • Technology demonstration co-funding

    Co-funding of up to 40% is available to support the early adoption of proven technology or an innovative process improvement opportunity that has yet to be widely deployed in New Zealand – including process heat projects.