The DryFiciency consortium consists of two leading European RTOs and ten industry partners including three SMEs originating from four Member States and one Associated Country. It covers all stages of the value chain for the two industrial heat pump concepts (closed loop, open loop) to be further developed and validated by full scale demonstration in real production conditions. In addition it includes two experienced partners for dissemination and exploitation of the project results.


AGRANA is an internationally oriented Austrian company which adds value to agricultural commodities to produce a wide range of industrial products for the processing sector. With around 8,600 personnel based at 53 production facilities located around the world, AGRANA maintains a global presence and generates consolidated revenues of almost € 2,5 billion.

In its three business segments, Sugar, Starch and Fruit, AGRANA supplies local producers and large international players, particularly those in the food processing industry.

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The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system and a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future.

AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of Health & Environment, Energy, Mobility and Digital Safety & Security. These technological research areas are supplemented by the competence in the area of Innovation Systems.As a national and international network node at the interface of science and industry AIT enables innovation through its scientific-technological expertise, market experience, tight customer relationships and high quality research infrastructure.

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Refrigeration and air conditioning technologies are key elements of our world. The BITZER Group has been making a contribution with innovative products and services for 80 years. Our products maintain the optimum temperatures on buses, trains and in buildings and ensure food stays fresh at all times on its way to you. Perfection and precision shape our operations – and efficiency and sustainability our way of thinking. With specialist skills and lots of passion, we promote development in compressor technology and, in this way, fulfil our responsibility as a market leader.

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Chemours is a world leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions. They are focused on a differentiated portfolio of premium products positioned to help our customers respond to developed and developing market needs. They are a new company with over 200 years of history, created from DuPont’s performance chemicals businesses.

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EHPA promotes awareness and deployment of heat pump technology in Europe. All activities aim at creating a market environment that facilitates a faster deployment of heat pump technology to unleash its benefits on a European level: efficient heating and cooling using renewable energy. EHPA also coordinates the Heat Pump Keymark – a European certification scheme for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heater.

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EPCON supplies process plants for separating different types of fluids or fluids from solid material. These are based on the principles of evaporation and distillation.

EPCON has developed unique energy efficient technical solutions and products for a number of separation and purification processes.

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FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer, supplying superior products and services to many diverse market sectors. Expertise exists in all automotive and industrial applications in addition to specialist sectors such as pharmaceuticals and wire rope.


Mars Petcare is one of the world’s leading pet care providers and employs more than 35,000 associates across 50 countries. The company owns forty-one brands in total, including four billion-dollar brands such as PEDIGREE®, IAMS®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN® and BANFIELD®. Other leading brands include: KITEKAT®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, CHAPPI®, CATSAN®, FROLIC®, PERFECT FIT®, GREENIES®, EUKANUBA®, CALIFORNIA NATURALS®, INNOVA® and EVO®.

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Rotrex A/S is a technology driven company focused on providing leading solutions for the forced induction systems market. The patented traction drive enables the Rotrex centrifugal supercharger to achieve superior efficiency, reduced emissions, and improved transient response. This allows smaller size, lower noise and less weight than that of competing products for applications within downsized engines, hybrid powertrains, fuel cell applications, performance vehicles and a multitude of additional applications.

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Our services include project definition, finding the right funding call, proposal writing as well as implementation and management of research and innovation projects, mainly funded by FP7 and Horizon 2020.
During implementation we focus on intellectual property management, dissemination, communication, production of whiteboard animations and other communication material, as well as consultancy in post-project funding. Finally, we provide our knowledge by means of compact training seminars and interactive workshops.


SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Over the last 60 years, we have created value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. Today, SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.

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Wienerberger is the world's largest producer of bricks and No. 1 on the clay roof tiles market in Europe with 202 production sites in 30 countries. We also hold leading positions in concrete pavers in CEE and pipe systems in Europe.

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