Renewable and Waste heat valorisation in Industries via Technologies for Cooling production and energy Harvesting (RE-WITCH)

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01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027
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The overarching aim of RE-WITCH is to deliver cost-competitive, game-changing solutions in the field of sustainable industrial cooling and heating. To do so, RE-WITCH will demonstrate advanced thermally-driven industrial cooling technologies based on ADsorption and ABsorption processes driven by an optimised mix of low-grade waste and renewable sources (innovative high vacuum flat plate solar collectors). Such solutions will be demonstrated in 4 demo sites encompassing food and beverage sectors as well as industrial sectors where heat-to-cold solutions are not yet widely explored (bio-refinery, pharmaceutical). The activity will be completed by studying the replicability of proposed technologies in replication sites even integrated with DHN. The project will be delivered by an industrial-driven consortium of 26 partners from 10 countries, and it is composed of some of the most innovative SMEs, LEs and R&D centres in the field of industrial renewable H&C leveraging experience from industrial and EU-funded projects (HYCOOL, SO-WHAT, Indus3Es). The multi-disciplinary composition of the consortium ensures that all the challenges (technical and non-) will be addressed to ultimately bring RE-WITCH solutions to the market by 2029. Innovative open-access modelling platforms and engineering solutions will be also developed to facilitate the design, upscale, replication and integration in industrial processes of the proposed technologies. Thanks to a stakeholders’ driven dissemination and communication campaign, RE-WITCH will ultimately demonstrate transformative technological solutions that unlock the combined potential of low-grade waste and renewable heat use in industries, hence also targeting the integration of heat-to-cold technologies into relevant EU Policies.


Energy efficient industry, absorption, adsorption, waste heat recovery, industrial solar thermal, renewable heating and cooling


Acronym: RE-WITCH

Project ID: 101138697

Call: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-06

Total value of the project: 9 493 621.88 EUR (LEI part: 150 375.00 EUR).




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101138697.

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LEI Representative
Rolandas Urbonas 406-AK +37037401832

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Rimantas Bakas 443-AK +37037401930
Andrius Smaguris
Petras Leknius
Stasys Gasiūnas 17-BRK +37037401921