Scottish Water Horizons welcomes sewage heat recovery grant
Scottish Water Horizons has welcomed the Scottish government's announcement that it, along with alliance partner SHARC Energy Systems, has been awarded grant support to facilitate the installation of heat from sewer systems at five locations across Scotland.
Funding from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), managed through the Scottish government, has been granted to enable the development of five new projects that will play a pioneering role in transforming heating systems at various commercial and local authority sites by enabling sewers to be used to generate renewable heat.
Paul Kerr, head of Scottish Water Horizons, said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded funding to enable the acceleration of this innovative technology at key locations across Scotland. Using the sewer network as the primary source of heat, together with SHARC Energy Systems’ technology, enables customers closest to the network to benefit from this innovative heating solution.
“Our alliance with SHARC Energy Systems is helping to deploy this proven technology on a wider scale, providing an innovative lower cost heating solution which will help contribute to a sustainable circular economy, tackle the threat posed by climate change and provide additional employment within local areas.”
Russ Burton, chief operating officer of International Wastewater Systems, the parent company of SHARC Energy Systems, said the announcement of the LCITP was “a significant step for the business”.
Work will now progress to finalise the legal and contractual formalities and each project will need to be completed and operational by September 2018.
- Researchers hope to recycle phosphorus from sewage Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have embarked on a project which aims to recycle phosphorus from... Read More >
- Glasgow's Shieldhall Tunnel becomes operational Scotland's biggest sewer superstructure has become operational in a feat of engineering hailed as 'extraordinary' by... Read More >
- Labour Party vows to begin nationalising water within 100 days of winning election The Labour Party will begin nationalising water and energy companies within 100 days of taking office, shadow chancellor... Read More >
- Where there's muck, there’s brass Tim Broadhurst, CCO of CooperOstlund, on utilising sewage and sludge as a renewable energy feedstock and how to maximise... Read More >
- Going green at Severn Trent's Minworth STW With a £60 million investment aimed at producing 30 per cent more green energy from its largest sewage treatment works,... Read More >
- Veolia putting efficiency into effect As part of Anglian Water's Energy Efficiency and Optimisation framework, Veolia is using its global experience to assist... Read More >
- Finding value in liquid waste streams Matt Hale, international sales and marketing director at HRS Heat Exchangers, looks at how value can be extracted from... Read More >
- Innovation Zone: Boosting biogas production Regulatory changes mean that now is a good time for technologies that can help boost biogas production from sludge. Here... Read More >