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.
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 in New Zealand (PHiNZ)
How can New Zealand can make process heat more energy efficient and climate-friendly? Investigations by the EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) 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.