is unique as the world’s first near-market industrial high temperature heat pump based on a reversed Stirling engine design.
This represents a radically different technology to anything that is on or near to market today.
Stirling technology facilitates a paradigm shift by supplying significantly higher output temperatures that are required for a myriad of industrial processes in a manner that is independent of fossil fuel sources.
«The advantage of HighLift technology are the financial and environmental gains achieved through savings on cost and emissions of alternate energy sources»
The project will adress and implement the technical and commercial roadmaps that we have developed with AstraZeneca and other industrial test users to enable a rapid and successful commercialization of HighLift.
Technology maturation & final prototyping objectives (WP1)
to optimize HighLift subsystems, integrate them into an improved HTHP prototype and undertake a detailed simulation of the full system function. We thereby aim to raise the TRL of our technology from its current TRL7 to TRL8.
Piloting & validation objectives (WP2)
to demonstrate and validate technical performance and benefits through a large-scale pilot in industrial settings with Consortium partner AstraZeneca, elevating HighLift from TRL8 to TRL9.
Commercialization readiness objectives (WP3-5)
enable us to successfully bring the HighLift produkct to the market and reach sales traction beyond the proposed EU H2020 FTI project
WP1 Technology maturation
WP2 Large-scale piloting
WP3 Supply chain development
WP4 Commercialisation and communication management
WP5 Project & innovation management
Implementation of Commercial Plan Commercial innovation activities: Securing BA/VC funding, sourcing of suppliers, etc.
HighLift technology concept
HighLift R&D begins
TRL 1 - 2 HeighLift is developed to meet industry need for cleaner high temperature (>160°C) heat e.g. for steam driven processes OT founded as Single Phase Power AS
Prototype 1 & 2
TRL 3 - 4 First complete pump prototypes are assembled and demonstrated at TINE. Validated max. Carnot coefficient of performance. Deviation from modeled power consumption 4-8%.
Prototype 3 full system
TRL 5 First full installation to user auxiliary systems undertaken at Lerum. 3 full installations at AZ R&D center in Sweden. Validated service interval 1500h, max COP 45%
TRL 6 - 7 Validated with test user - 4000h service interval, max COP 50%. TINE per unit steam purchase agreement negotiated
TRL 8 - 9 HighLift market prototype: Ready for wide market introduction. Target performance indicators: service Interval 8000h max COP 60%.
Direct sales of HighLift to target customers. Escalation in HighLift sales with partnerships to international agents.
Prediction of Stirling-cycle-based heat pump performance and environmental footprint using exergy analysis and LCA
Compared to other heat pump systems, the Stirling-cycle-based heat pump has several benefits. The use of Stirling-cycle-based heat pumps in high temperature applications, e.g., above 120°C, and waste heat recovery at an industrial scale is of increasing interest due to the promising role in producing thermal energy with zero CO2 emissions.
Evaluation of the Environmental Sustainability of a Stirling Cycle-Based Heat Pump Using LCA
Heat pumps are increasingly seen as efficient and cost-effective heating systems also in industrial applications. They can drastically reduce the carbon footprint of heating by utilizing waste heat and renewable electricity. Recent research on Stirling cycle-based very high temperature heat pumps is motivated by their promising role in addressing global environmental and energy-related challenges.
Simulation of pressure imbalance phenomena in a double-acting α-cycle Stirling engine
This article presents an exploratory process of finding root causes of an undesirable pressure imbalance in an industrial high temperature heat pump based on a reverse Stirling engine using a simulation model of the process.
HighLift Project to present at ECEEE Industrial efficiency, Gothenburg Sweden 2020
Environmental impact of high temperature industrial heat pumps – from a global warming potential (GWP) perspective
HighLift Project to present at IEA HP 13, Jeju South Korea, 2020
Environmentally friendly steam generation using VHTHPs at a pharmaceutical research facility
HighLift Project presenting at the ECOS2020, Osaka Japan, 2020
Performance improvement of an industrial Stirling engine heat pump