Opendata, web and dolomites

Highlift SIGNED

Stirling heat pump for high temperature industrial use

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Highlift project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the Highlift project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "Highlift" about.

tons    consuming    innovative    pilot    hthp    600    highlift    simultaneously    water    reduce    readiness    total    operation    fuel    hot    economic    co2    pump    commercial    efficiency    customers    134    near    configuration    chain    2025    25    waste    tests    lifts    highest    industry    demands    180    reduces    reliability    generate    acute    quality    intensive    energy    cut    accepts    2012    market    optimises    emissions    polluting    roll    96    full    boilers    eq    heat    pumps    recapture    hours    fossil    temperature    engine    maturation    30    industrial    drawn    generation    alpha    profile    feasible    shown    supply    174    2m    65    cloud    prototype    consumption    sustainable    output    refined    stirling    strategy    downstream    70    validation    environmentally    save    commercialisation    single    constant    business    saturated    input    inefficient    83    producing    multinational    cylinder    supplied    steam    electrical   

Project "Highlift" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 3036
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Total cost 3˙364˙048 €
 EC max contribution 2˙439˙511 € (73%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-01-01   to  2021-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    OLVONDO TECHNOLOGY AS NO (DRAMMEN) coordinator 1˙114˙725.00
2    ASTRAZENECA AB SE (SODERTAELJE) participant 930˙244.00
3    ABO AKADEMI FI (ABO) participant 394˙542.00


 Project objective

Industry is the highest heat consuming sector, and its need for high temperature process heat is on the increase. However, 83% of industrial process heat is still supplied by inefficient and polluting fossil fuel boilers. The Highlift project will develop a next-generation high temperature heat pump (HTHP) based on an innovative 4-cylinder alpha configuration Stirling engine design. Highlift accepts low temperature (30´C) input water drawn from industrial waste heat recapture systems and use electrical energy to generate saturated steam at over 180´C. Such temperature lifts are not possible with any other HTHP today. The Highlift project optimises the industrial design via 1) increased system efficiency, 2) improved reliability, 3) 30% cut on production costs, 4) refined production quality control, and 5) improved Cloud-based operating system. We will pilot the near-market prototype at a single high-profile multinational industrial end user with high demands in terms of constant, intensive operation and high output temperature requirements. The project will simultaneously undertake a market maturation process including up- and downstream supply chain development, in-depth target market analyses, and validation of the business and commercialisation strategy. This will bring the HighLift technology to full commercial readiness at the end of the project. Over 25,000 hours of tests with industry since 2012 have shown that it is feasible to use Highlift to generate hot industrial process steam in an economic and environmentally sustainable way. Highlift reduces energy consumption to supply high temperature process heat by 50-70% and will cut industrial CO2 emissions when producing high temperature steam by 70-96%. Our planned commercial roll-out of 174 Highlift heat pumps by 2025 will save our customers a total of €134.2m, and reduce up to 65,600 tons of CO2 (eq) emissions.


List of deliverables.
Manuals/video for safe operations; interim Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-02 09:09:45
Highlift product & project webpages Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-03-19 19:19:40

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Highlift deliverables.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "HIGHLIFT" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "HIGHLIFT" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.;H2020-EU.2.1.)

ENHANCEplayer (2018)

An Artificial Intelligence Enhancing Video Quality Locally to Limit Internet Traffic Tied to Video Streaming

Read More  

De-RISC (2019)

De-RISC: Dependable Real-time Infrastructure for Safety-critical Computer

Read More  

PillSense (2019)

Accelerating market introduction of the first real-time diagnistic and monitoring device for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)

Read More