Response to DOE Request for Information on Transforming Industry

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) has submitted a response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Request for Information on “Transforming Industry: Strategies for Decarbonization.” This document addresses key challenges and opportunities in industrial decarbonization, with a focus on renewable thermal technologies. The RTC’s response covers a wide range of topics, including primary barriers to decarbonization, cross-cutting strategies, and specific pathways for industries such as chemicals and food and beverage. It emphasizes the importance of electrification, thermal energy storage, solar thermal, and low-carbon fuels in achieving industrial emission reduction goals. The document also provides recommendations for government engagement, highlights the need for additional research and development in key technologies, and underscores the importance of data-driven decision-making in industrial decarbonization efforts. This response reflects the collective expertise of the RTC’s diverse membership, which includes major industrial companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling technologies.

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