The climate goals must be met no matter what. Reasons enough for the Dutch government to boost the use of renewable energy more. The same goes for the use of waste heat. The goal? A resilient and sustainable energy future for the Netherlands.

In this blog, we look at the Dutch government and how they encourage the use of waste heat. From subsidies to regulations; we look at the policy measures that pave the way for a wide range of waste heat applications.

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Subsidy schemes and waste heat projects

To promote the implementation of waste heat applications, the Dutch government has set up several subsidy schemes. Companies investing in projects to utilise waste heat can claim financial support. These subsidies not only encourage companies to use residual heat efficiently, but also contribute to reducing the overall CO2 emissions from the industrial sector.


Heat act

The Dutch Heat Act plays a central role in regulating the heat market and promoting heat exchange. By providing clear frameworks for the supply and transport of heat, the government encourages the development of heat networks. This contributes to more efficient use of waste heat by making it easier to exchange heat between different industries and urban areas.

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Energy performance and environmental standards

The government imposes strict energy performance and environmental standards on industries and companies. Tightening these standards increases the pressure on organisations to improve their energy efficiency and embrace more sustainable practices. This encourages companies to consider waste heat as a valuable resource and use it in innovative ways, contributing to the overall sustainability of energy supply.

Local cooperation and knowledge sharing

The government actively supports the formation of heat clusters, in which companies and institutions share their waste heat. Encouraging local cooperation and knowledge sharing creates synergy opportunities that increase the overall efficiency of waste heat projects. This not only promotes sustainability at the local level but also contributes to a more integrated and resilient energy infrastructure.

Research and innovations

To promote the development of new technologies for utilising waste heat, the government invests in research and innovation. This includes funding research projects, encouraging technological innovations and stimulating the application of new ideas in practice. This incentive paves the way for continuous progress in the field of waste heat applications.

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Source: Nederlandse Overheid

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