E.C.E.X.A Heating the future
Main topic: Energy and mobility transition
The Austrian government, as well as other governments, have decided to ban heat generation from fossil fuels and to gradually replace old heat generation plants in order to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. Space heating and hot water supply currently account for almost 27 percent of the total final energy demand in Austria. Efficiency advances are therefore of great importance in this area in particular. In the future, the energy sources for heat generation, above all oil and gas, will be replaced for the most part by electricity, which will necessitate an increased demand for renewable energies in the future.
Why was the Energy Globe Award Austria 2022 awarded to ECEXA?
The environmental cluster ECEXA received the prestigious awards for its 2phIC technology immersion cooling, a process for cooling electronic components by immersion in a technical liquid. The internal evaporation process and condensation process converts the primary electrical energy directly into heat (cogeneration).
The waste heat is to be used for heat residential and commercial infrastructures.
An example from Germany: According to calculations by the Borderstep Institute, the electricity consumption of all German data centers rose from a good 10-terawatt hours in 2010 to 16 terawatt hours (16 billion kWh) in 2020, which corresponds to around three percent of total electricity consumption of Germany.
By using 2phlC technology Germany could supply around 500,000 households with Co2-free heat without any additional costs.
Clustermanager - ECEXA: Heimo Probst