communal heating Articles

  • How to take the headache and financial risk out of managing community heating

    The environmental benefits of community heating and the potential to deliver affordable energy to social housing residents are widely acknowledged, but many housing providers are put off by the complexity of managing such schemes and the financial risk involved. Social housing metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 has ...


    By ENER-G

  • Much light, little heat efficiency

    Energy efficiency in the US is much light and little heat – literally.  Government policy pays a great deal of attention to saving electricity, but focuses little on the thermal energy we waste.  “Policy is electricity-centric in the US. Unless you are making kilowatts, the most efficient investments are off the radar,” said Rob Thornton, president of the ...

  • Combined Heat and Power – Questions and Answers

     1. What are the benefits of CHP for business?   combined heat and power (CHP) is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised generation. Its long-term future in the global energy markets is secured by CHP's ability to provide a multitude of financial, ...


    By ENER-G

  • Small-scale heat and power at B.C. mills

    Fred Scott introduced the B.C. Bioenergy Network (BCBN) as an alliance between Pristine and Nexterra Energy Corp. BCBN is a network of 15–20 individuals, with 10 MW power plants located across B.C. at mill operations in forest communities. Nexterra has developed a proprietary gasification technology that “takes wood waste material and [produces] clean burning synthetic gas or syngas,” Scott said. ...

  • Fuel Cells for Hospitals, Apartments and Small Communities (100+ kW)

    A 400 kW PureCell by UTC Power When it comes to larger fuel cell applications such as hospitals, apartment buildings and small communities there are only so many fuel cell companies ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • The Aberdeen Heat and Power district energy schemes - Case Study

    District energy schemes seemed to be the right decision for the Aberdeen City Council (ACC). They had conducted a study of its housing stock and established that the multi-storey buildings (of which they have 59 in Aberdeen) were too expensive to heat. These buildings also had lower energy ratings, thus people living in them were subject to high energy bills. In 2002, as one of the results of the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Condensed matter nuclear science (cold fusion): an update

    Seventeen years after the announcement by Professors Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann of the discovery of cold fusion in March 1989, the scientific community does not acknowledge this field as a genuine scientific research theme. However, the scientific demonstration of cold fusion was made long ago by showing the evidence of excess heat production in electrolytic cells and other devices. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Synapsys - Making a splash in energy excellence

    Synapsys makes a splash in energy excellence Synapsys, UK leader in developing and supplying innovative communication interfaces for the built environment, is at the high-tech heart of a low carbon leisure centre building which has received a top accreditation for energy saving and attracted half a million visitors in its first year. The £7million new Wolverton Leisure ...

  • Harnessing marine renewable energy from Poole Harbour: a case study

    Global warming and its impact on our environment, society and economy is one of the fundamental concerns of our time. In response, the UK Government has implemented numerous targets including the 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on 1990 levels by 2050, and the increase of renewable energy to 15% by 2020. In order to contribute towards these targets, the government may seek to harness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Geothermal Energy... Power from the Depths

    The Earth's crust is a bountiful source of energy—and fossil fuels are only part of the story. Heat or thermal energy is by far the more abundant resource. To put it in perspective, the thermal energy in the uppermost six miles of the Earth's crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world! The word 'geothermal' literally means 'Earth' plus 'heat.' ...

  • Q&A: The world’s eyes turn to Minnesota on district energy

    Frank Jossi reports in Midwest Energy News that for the second time in a little more than a decade St. Paul is hosting an international conference on district energy. Ken Smith is the president and CEO of District Energy St. Paul and past Chair of the International District Energy ...

  • Case Study - Helmsley Open Air Pool

    Helmsley Open Air Pool is operated by a registered charity – the Feversham Memorial Trust – and opens from June to September each summer. The 1930s pool is 25m in length and 10m wide. The existing heating system comprised an oil boiler working in tandem with an electric heat exchanger. During the 2007 season the oil boiler broke down and was in need of replacement. To keep the pool ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Eilstorfer Bioenergie case study

    In 2011, Eilstorfer Bioenergie built a biogas plant fed on sustainable materials. It is a community installation shared by several farmers cooperating in a joint energy project. Aside from the digester, the plant comprises of three Dreyer & Bosse CHP units. One CHP unit is located at the biogas plant to ensure the supply of heat required for the digester and adjacent pig rearing ...

  • Resolving the conflict between energy and the environment

    This article examines the forces responsible for America's ongoing energy crisis cycle (now over three decades old and still creating impasse), and suggests ways in which industry leaders, environmentalists, government, and the public can work together to eliminate the need for energy development. THE CHALLENGE FOR CORPORATIONS Underlying the progress that has been made in the past 30 years and ...


    By AHC Group

  • Fuel for Schools: A Biomass Success Story

    On our blog, you have learned about different types of biofuel, the process for creating biofuel, and the global benefits of using biomass technology. Now it’s time to see all of this information put into practice. Different areas of the country have supported a program called Fuel for Schools, which encourages the use of renewable, local resources to provide heat to schools. ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Rotork valve automation at solar power plants - Case Study

    Overview Spain is now the world's largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough technology combined with a thermal storage system using molten salt batteries to maximise their power generating capacity. The parabolic trough is constructed as a long parabolic mirror with a Dewar tube running its length at the focal point. ...


    By Rotork

  • China and US cooperate on building efficiency

    Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU BEIJING, CHINA - After touring the "America House," a U.S. designed demonstration of cutting edge "zero energy" building technology, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Experience on coal reburn in a utility boiler

    Reburning is an in-furnace combustion modification technology for the reduction of NOx. By staging the introduction of the fuel, an environment is created where NOx generated by the combustion of the main fuel supply is subsequently consumed by the hydrocarbon radicals arising from the reburn fuel under reducing conditions. ENEL has retrofitted unit No. 4 of Vado ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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