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What is the (BEIS) Industrial Heat Support Programme and what is it for?

What is the (BEIS) Industrial Heat Support Programme and what is it for?

What is the (BEIS) Industrial Heat Support Programme and what is it for?  The Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy At the start of this year, the Government released a Green Paper outlining their vision for post-Brexit industry within the UK, cementing the need for a Modern Industrial Strategy to improve the country’s...

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ORC Needs to Piggyback on CHP Market Success

ORC Needs to Piggyback on CHP Market Success

Darren Bryant CEO of Heatcatcher comments ORC needs to piggyback on the success of the CHP market. Over 2000 UK businesses have installed combined heat and power (CHP) systems with a total generating electrical generating capacity of 5.5 GW according to the Association of Decentralised Energy. The worldwide market for CHP gas engines...

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ORC Energy Efficiency Improvement for AD Plants

ORC Energy Efficiency Improvement for AD Plants

Energy efficiency improvement measures are a condition of Environmental Permits issued to Anaerobic Digestion plant operators. Organic Rankine Cycle generators recovering the high temperature exhaust gas from the Biogas electricity generators has proven a commercially viable energy efficiency improvement for several AD plants in...

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Choosing the best techniques for waste heat recovery

Choosing the best techniques for waste heat recovery

Darren Bryant, CEO of Heatcatcher UK, discusses best available waste heat recovery techniques for the glass industry and outlines UK government initiatives to help manufacturers with funding. Heatcatcher started designing, building and operating Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) systems in the lime and cement industry, commissioning...

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How Government can support businesses to realise savings through greater energy efficiency?

How Government can support businesses to realise savings through greater energy efficiency?

Building our Industrial Strategy BEIS green paper asks, how Government can support businesses to realise savings through greater energy efficiency?  Last week the UK Government published its green paper setting out its proposal to build a modern industrial strategy. Focussed on 10 pillars of strategy, the 7th pillar delivering...

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Government to support heat recovery from British Glass Industry

Government to support heat recovery from British Glass Industry

BEIS the department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy is expected to launch later this year the first phase of the Industrial Heat Support Programme, offering up to 40% funding support for studies assessing the technical and economic feasibility of recovering and reusing heat from the exhausts of glass furnaces. The second...

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Optimising exhaust gas Waste Heat Recovery with computational fluid dynamic modelling

Optimising exhaust gas Waste Heat Recovery with computational fluid dynamic modelling

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology is proven in the field of waste heat recovery (WHR). Its ability to recover low grade heat from combustion flue gas, kiln and furnace exhausts makes it an ideal technology choice for WHR from industry. However recovering the waste heat from industrial process comes with a number of technical...

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Electricity from 80°C hot water

Electricity from 80°C hot water

Converting hot water above 80°C into electricity is now a commercial reality following the recent developments in smaller scale low temperature Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology. The reduction in ORC unit and integration costs of plug and play containerised solutions from 10kWe to 100 kWe now makes additional carbon free...

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ORC Generators - Synchronous or Asynchronous?

ORC Generators - Synchronous or Asynchronous?

The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) expander converts the recovered thermal energy from a low grade waste heat source into kinetic energy, which is then converted into electrical energy by a generator. There are many different combinations of expander technologies and working fluids used in ORC technology to achieve this, this article...

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Optimising WHR systems with direct heat exchange

Optimising WHR systems with direct heat exchange

The worlds electrical consumption is rising, with up to 40% of the fossil fuel energy lost as waste heat in the exhaust gas [1], by using Waste Heat recovery (WHR) technologies there is an abundance of thermal energy for conversion to low carbon electricity. Following the recent Paris COP21 climate change agreement, industry will...

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A Guide to working fluid selection for Organic Rankine Cycle ORC generators

A Guide to working fluid selection for Organic Rankine Cycle ORC generators

In the face of growing need to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel the demand for alternative renewable and low carbon sources of electricity generation is always increasing. Advanced technologies for the conversion of low grade heat sources into power like Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generators have been proven and successfully...

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Waste Heat Recovery 100,000 Tonnes of Decarbonisation for the UK Cement Industry

Waste Heat Recovery 100,000 Tonnes of Decarbonisation for the UK Cement Industry

Cement production can be divided into the two basic steps of clinker production and grinding. Clinker is made in a rotary kiln using fossil and non-fossil fuels to heat raw materials to 1,450°C, the clinker is cooled and then ground with other materials to produce cement powder. The combustion of the fossil fuels and indirect...

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Heat Recovery Technologies – Economic support needed to decarbonise the UK Chemical Industry

Heat Recovery Technologies – Economic support needed to decarbonise the UK Chemical Industry

The UK chemicals sector covers a diverse range of processes, from large volume complex processes producing basic chemicals to smaller batch processing for speciality chemicals and pharmaceutical ingredients. The UK Governments Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap to 2050 for the Chemical Industry published in...

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Waste Heat Recovery Innovation – how grant funds help

Waste Heat Recovery Innovation – how grant funds help

Following the UK government spending review and the pledge of innovation funding to develop low carbon technology and a focus on the re-use of industrial waste heat to help towards decarbonisation targets, the innovation work to improve the return on investment for WHR technologies such as Organic Rankine Cycle ORC generators continues....

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Heatcatcher installs Heliex Power technology at Clinical Waste Incineration Site

Heatcatcher installs Heliex Power technology at Clinical Waste Incineration Site

Annual energy saving measures of 1,352 MWh, reducing 730 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissionsSeptember 2015: A new waste heat to power project completed in August, saw Heatcatcher Ltd, a technology integration company based at the Sussex Innovation Centre, chosen by Heliex Power Ltd, to integrate its innovative steam screw expander...

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UK Government Tax Incentives for Waste Heat to Electricity technology

UK Government Tax Incentives for Waste Heat to Electricity technology

On 18th March 2015 the UK Government confirmed, in the Budget 2015, that a number of changes to the (ECA) Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme for energy saving technologies would come into effect in the Summer. These changes included the adding of the new “Waste heat to electricity conversion equipment Technology Sector”...

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Darren Bryant CEO presents at Global CemPower 2015

Darren Bryant CEO presents at Global CemPower 2015

The 3rd Global CemPower Conference on electricity issues in the global cement industry has successfully taken place in London on 1-2 June, with delegates from 18 countries and representatives of over half a billion tonnes of cement production capacity in attendance.The Global CemPower Conference is unique in cement industry meetings...

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Heatcatcher shortlisted for IMA Europe 2014 Recognition Award for Innovation

Heatcatcher shortlisted for IMA Europe 2014 Recognition Award for Innovation

Heatcatcher’s ORC project at Thrislington was a runner up at the Industrial Minerals Association Europe awards dinner on the occasion of the IMA-Europe 20th Anniversary celebrations in Brussels on 23rd September 2014. The IMA-Europe Recognition Award was created in 2006 to acknowledge external bodies for their contribution...

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UK’s First Waste Heat To Power System Completed at Thrislington Plant

UK’s First Waste Heat To Power System Completed at Thrislington Plant

Heatcatcher Ltd completes waste heat to power system for Steetley Dolomite Brighton based company delivers on £1.3million generator contract New system results in 25% improvement in electrical efficiency Annual Energy saving measures of 3,000 MWh – equivalent to the energy required by 150 homes CO2 output reduced...

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