Malt house Croatia (Boortmalt Group)
1st of december 2021
Solar thermal collectors area
23 400m² - 6 ha
Hot water storage volume
Expected annual production
Planned commissioning date
CO2 emission avoided per year
3 960 tCO2-e
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
- Boortmalt Group malthouse, world leader in malting with 27 production sites on 5 continents
- Badass Barley Malt production site
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.
Integration of 2 types of heat pumps:
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.