SHARC Energy and Borders College Powering on with Green Heat Milestone

By District Energy posted 05-23-2019 00:00


Globe Newswire


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharc International Systems Inc.  (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) ("SHARC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that SHARC Energy and Borders College are celebrating the delivery of 2 gigawatt hours (“GWh”) of renewable heat delivery from their pioneering SHARC™ wastewater heat recovery plant installed at the Galashiels Campus to generate low carbon, green heating for the college.

With 223 tonnes of carbon savings achieved since the system was commissioned, the project has provided SHARC Energy a significant opportunity to test and learn the limits of the system in a live environment and has become a powerful demonstration of how wastewater heat recovery can support the decarbonisation of heat in the UK.

Commenting on the milestone achievement, SHARC’s UK Managing Director Russ Burton said, “As a pioneer in this space, the early adoption by the Borders College team, alongside the support of Scottish Water Horizons, provided us with a great opportunity to learn some valuable lessons across the whole process, including the use of a town sewer resource through to retrofitting heat pumps to an aging gas heated building. We have widened our capability and gained confidence in managing the sensitivities of sewer facilities so we can develop this major energy resource that exists in every urban centre across the world. Wastewater heat recovery represents a significant opportunity to replace natural gas consumption, especially in the developing heat network sector, and we would like to thank both Borders College and Scottish Water Horizons for having the vision to appreciate the potential of the technology. The 2GWh is a significant achievement and reaffirms low-carbon wastewater heat recovery as an important weapon in the fight against climate change.”

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