CHP systems launched for golf clubs20th August, 2013 by Jenny Yu
A Lincolnshire company is launching a new generation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems aimed at golf clubs.
Volter UK (trading as Arbor Heat and Power) is launching ArborElectroGen®, which, the company states, sees a return on the investment in less than 5 years.
Richard Griffin, CEO (pictured), says the system also incorporates the latest environmentally friendly technology.
“Using biomass in our new generation systems for heating and power results in very low net ‘lifecycle’ carbon emissions in relation to conventional sources of heating, such as gas, oil and even plant oil,” he said.
“Currently, the generation of heat alone accounts for nearly half of the UK’s carbon emissions and there is a legal requirement to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050 under the Climate Change Act. Meeting these targets will require a major shift away from fossil fuel heating systems to lower carbon forms of heating, which our systems are built to deliver, particularly for commercial and industrial applications.
“In addition to carbon savings, biomass CHP also offers significant benefits for users, including operational fuel cost savings, reduced fuel price volatility and a solid return on their investment. The system can make use of resources that may otherwise be treated as waste wood to further improve the economics.”
Having successfully secured support and funding from key development partners in the UK, Germany and Finland, Arbor Heat and Power is already in detailed discussions with a number of clients about installing innovative electricity and heat solutions from wood and other sustainable biomass sources.
There are also several sizes of unit available.