Industrial Waste Heat Recovery Project

New analysis from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce – funded by The Atmospheric Fund and developed in cooperation with local heavy industry, the City of Hamilton, and other stakeholders – shows the feasibility of using waste heat from the Bayfront Area, including the potential for a district energy system to serve the heating and cooling needs of adjacent buildings.

Research confirmed that the estimated recoverable waste heat generated by participating companies is enough to heat approximately 45,000 homes for an entire year, displacing gas, which would reduce carbon emissions by approximately 200,000 tonnes per year.

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Heat Wasted by Hamilton’s Bayfront Area Industries could heat 45,000 local homes


Project Background

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a grant from The Atmospheric Fund to spearhead a project to drive local energy efficiency improvements, business competitiveness and reductions in GHG emissions.

The two-year project (2019-2020) will help manufacturers operating in Hamilton Industrial Bayfront Area adopt new and emerging approaches to waste heat capture and utilization. Working separately and together over time, local manufacturers will demonstrate leadership at the intersection of economic growth and environmental stewardship.

The Hamilton Chamber is the manager for this project and accountable to The Atmospheric Fund.

“Hamilton’s industrial sector already exhibits world-leading manufacturing processes,” said Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “Through identifying additional ways to optimize waste heat, we can enhance the competitive advantage of Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Area while further reducing harmful emissions.”

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The project will produce three key deliverables:

  1. A baseline inventory of industrial energy practices and plans in the study area
  2. A map that locates and characterizes sources of waste heat in the study area
  3. A final report with recommendations on how to capitalize on waste heat options

Media Contact:

Marie Nash, Chief Operating Officer, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce