IV Conference & Expo - Waste Heat Recovery and Utilization in Industry and Tertiary Sectors - Energy Efficiency in heating systems.
Bogotá - April, 17th and 18th.
Energy management on thermal systems
- Reduction of thermal energy consumption.
- Waste heat recovery.
- Reduction in emissions due to energy consumption.
- Thermal process integration
Energy consumption in industry
Energy consumption in industry in Colombia represents 19% of total energy consumption in the country (Ministry of Energy, 2012). Thermal energy use in direct and indirect heating processes represent a big part of the share of energy consumption in industry. Some of the more energy intensive sub-sectors are: chemicals, cement and ceramics, paper, textile, food and beverages.
Source: Colombian energy efficiency policy (ministry of energy, 2015).
Waste heat recovery and utilization
Studies carried out by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and by the Energy & Mining Planning Unit (UPME) determined that there are opportunities to improve efficiency in the use of thermal energy by applying more efficient techniques and technologies, including waste heat recovery.
The consumption of thermal energy is directly related to greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, energy consumption is a factor that affect production cost thus it also affect competitiveness of the productive sector in Colombia.
The Colombian Council of Energy Efficiency (CCEE) is organizing the IV Conference and Expo – Waste heat recovery and utilization in Industry and tertiary sector. The purpose of this event is to promote the development and application of more energy efficient techniques and technologies within the country. By doing this we will contribute to: the fulfillment of national green house gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, improve the productivity and competitiveness of the productive sector and promote a more efficient use of energy resources available in the country.