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Malt house Croatia (Boortmalt Group)

  • DECARBOMALT site at Boortmalt Nova Gradiška
  • DECARBOMALT site at Boortmalt Nova Gradiška
  • DECARBOMALT site at Boortmalt Nova Gradiška

Key Figures

  • Project start

    1st of december 2021

  • Solar thermal collectors area

    23 400m² - 6 ha

  • Hot water storage volume

    4 000m3

  • Expected annual production

    19,6 GWh

  • Planned commissioning date

    Q1 2024

  • CO2 emission avoided per year

    3 960 tCO2-e

  • Project coordinator


  • Project summary

    The DECARBOMALT project will build a solar thermal heating plant, heat pumps and a storage facility to provide renewable heat to an energy-intensive  malt production plant in Croatia.

    The flagship industrial project will bring existing technologies together for the first time at such a scale so as to deliver more than 50% of the total process heat needs of the site at a competitive price

    It is co-financed by the European Commission’s Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes (€20 billion over 2020-2030) for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, under its first call for projects.

  • Heat customer introduction

  • Solar thermal integration

    The solar thermal plant combined with a storage tank and two types of heat pumps will allow the air used for drying the malt to be preheated.

  • Key innovations

    Integration of 2 types of  heat pumps:

    •  water-water
    •  water-air
  • Innovation Fund grant

    4 499 338 EUR

  • This project is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or  European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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