ETIP on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP)

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors – including the related industries such as district heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, and hybrid systems – to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling. The RHC-ETIP aims at playing a decisive role in maximising synergies and strengthening efforts towards research, development and technological innovation which will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the sector. 

Biomass Technology Panel

The Biomass Technology Panel of the RHC-Platform brings together industrial and R&D stakeholders of the biomass sector, to define a common strategy to increase the use of biomass based heating and cooling in Europe in 2020 and beyond. The Panel was launched on 15 April 2009 and is by Bioenergy Europe (formerly the European Biomass Association) (

The Biomass Technology Panel is composed of four Issue Groups:

  1. Biomass fuels (whole supply chain)
  2. Technologies for residential heating
  3. Technologies for industries and district heating
  4. Non technological issues (markets, policies, communication, training)