Abstract—The European Union has set a target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. It is not enough to change to low CO2 emitting energy sources, to increase the efficiency of energy conversion and to accelerate the expansion of renewable sources, but it also needs to increase the energy efficiency. The utilization of residual heat still enjoys significant economic potential, which has not yet been utilized. Corresponding to the second law of thermodynamics each machine produces heat. This heat does not always contain enough energy for a second use. Therefore studies in Germany expect that a temperature level about 60°C is necessary to use waste heat.
Index Terms—Waste heat, sustainable manufacturing, reduction of CO2, energy efficiency, life cycle assessment.
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Cite:K. Schwabe, M. Walsdorf-Maul, F. Schaudienst, and F. U. Vogdt, "Using Waste Heat for Sustainable Manufacturing Based on the Example of a Conventional Industrial Bakery," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 274-277, 2013.