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SO WHAT hosts the final workshop “Supporting opportunities for waste heat and cold valorization” – Constanța, 17 November

31 October 2022

The SO WHAT project (Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorization Towards EU decarbonization) is hosting its final event on November 17 from 9:00 to 15:30 (CET) / 10:00 to 16:30 (Romanian time), in Constanța, Romania, where it will address waste management challenges & solutions.

The venue will be organized in a hybrid format. In this sense, attendees can choose if they prefer to join the project event face-to-face at the Ovidius University of Constanta in Romania or ONLINE.

During the session, policies encouraging waste heat recovery will be analyzed, an approach to SO WHAT objectives will be presented, as well as the assessment carried out in industrial sites and, finally, the tool development will be showcased. Similar initiatives, working together as part of the ALLIANCE4ECEI (Alliance for Energy Cooperation in European Industries) will also be involved in this event, together with the pilot sites where SO WHAT technologies have been tested and validated. HERE is the official page of the conference.


10:00-10:10 EU policies encouraging waste heat recovery

10:10-10:20 Introduction to SO WHAT project. Arianna Amati

10:20-10:45 Industrial sites assessment and technology database. Adriano Sciacovelli

10:45-11:10 An approach to waste management business model analysis. Sofia Klugman

11:10-11:35 How to maximize the impact of waste management. Francisco Morentin

11:35-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:25 SO WHAT tool: main features and feasibility studies. Nick Purshouse

12:25-13:30 Alliance for Energy Cooperation in European Industries: addressing waste heat recovery from different perspectives.

  • CORALIS – Marcelino Gallego
  • WE DISTRICT Jon Martínez
  • INCUBIS Emil Lezak
  • R-ACES Fabrizio Guarrasi
  • EMB3Rs Mafalda Coelho

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-14:35 Speech from the Mayor of Constanta Vergil Chițac

14:35-14:50 Romanian demo sites experience. Eden Mamut

14:50-15:05 Swedish demo sites experience. Sofia Klugman

15:05-15:15 Italian demo sites experience. Sabina Fiorot

15:15-15:30 Belgium demo sites experience. Bob de Maeijer

15 :30-15 :45 Portuguese demo sites experience. Pedro Santos

15:45-15.55 Spanish demo sites experience. Pablo Fernández

15:55-16:05 UK demo sites experience. Oliver Milling

16:05-16:15 Wrap up & conclusions. Arianna Amati



SO WHAT (acronym for Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorization Towards EU Decarbonization) has developed an integrated software to identify and simulate how industrial waste heat and cold can cost-effectively balance with the local community’s forecasted energy demand, and how this can be integrated with renewable energy systems. The tool, designed to support different stakeholders in auditing and mapping their energy processes, assesses the impact of energy processes on both a technical and non-technical level and help to reduce the cost of energy audits. The tool is being validated by 11 demonstration sites testing the software in real operating conditions in industrial facilities.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 847097.

For more information, contact Mariana Fernández – SO WHAT Project Communications Manager (info at


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