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Dr J Elvins
Mobile Energy Stored as Heat (MESH) aims to address the challenge of industrial waste heat recovery, storage & reuse using novel heat storage materials (HSM) which store energy indefinitely. The objective is to move heat from industrial regions to where there is demand and one clear target is home heating which must be delivered in new-build without gas by 2025. The focussed industrial site is a 760MW waste heat resource equivalent to over 500,000 home heating systems responsible for >1Mt CO2 per annum.
The MESH research work programme will underpin key decarbonisation challenges: utilisation of waste streams; development of new energy storage materials and systems; improved energy efficiency and system design & scale-up modelling to accelerate and de-risk potential implementation across multiple industrial clusters.
MESH unites leading UK academic partners with strong track records and using layered funding from multiple sources that supports contiguous TRL development. It cements a strong complimentary collaboration between Swansea and Birmingham Universities and the SPECIFIC IKC with IDRIC partners. Industrial partners will have the opportunity to analyse their waste heat utilisation potential leading to decarbonizing their operations through internal heat re-use or through valorisation of waste heat to supply surrounding communities.