Industrial drying with zero emission

25% of the world’s CO2 emission is from industry – 66% of this to evaporate water. Examples: drying and baking of food, animal feed production, construction materials such as plaster boards, industrial laundry, and even in battery production.

The drying industry is based on fossil fuels as the primary energy source. Alternatives such as electrification are unfeasible due to grid limitations and a negative business case.

Most industrial drying processes with substantial water evaporation stand to gain a significant energy saving from Circular Energy Systems’ technology.

“Our solution captures waste energy and upcycles it back into the drying process, while being zero emission and retrofittable on existing equipment. The resulting energy saving is up to 80%, and otherwise evaporated water is reclaimed and can be recycled back into the process,” explains Morten Ryge Bøgild, Founder, Circular Energy Systems.

The funding from the Vissing Foundation will contribute to enabling the team at Circular Energy Systems to move closer to the mission to transition industrial drying to zero emission with the first pilot installation in 2025 at a bakery.