First sewage heat recovery project approved on the Non-Domestic RHI Scheme
Posted on 31 October 2016
Infinitas Design is delighted to have been involved in the design and development of the first sewage heat recovery heat pump system in the UK. SHARC Energy Systems owns the SHARC sewage filtration technology, which can utilise waste municipal water to generate heating for use in space heating and domestic hot water. The sewers can also be used to reject heat if cooling is required.
The first project is an 800kW heat pump project using sewage from a main sewer close to Scottish Borders College, Galashiels. The heat pumps are providing 100% of the space heating and hot water demands to the college via a 500km heat network around the campus serving 5 gas boiler plant rooms. SHARC Energy Systems are providing an ESCo arrangement to the college to supply heat for a 20-year period.
The Borders College project was approved on the RHI scheme in October 2016 after the application was submitted by Infinitas Design Ltd on SHARC Energy System’s behalf.