AFECO expands and opens new office

Our team and the services we provide are expanding and to reflect our increased capability we have opened a new office with workshop in Hampshire.

Our new address is:

AFECO

Unit 12 Stratfield Park

Elettra Avenue

Waterlooville

Hampshire PO7 7XN

+44(0) 239 226 7322

 

 

Waste heat to power


Client: EcoGenR8 Ltd
Location: n/a
Service division: Engineering
Sector: Power


Waste heat from industrial processes has a real value with an opportunity for revenue generation and carbon reduction. Many processes produce heat at temperatures and quantities where conversion to electricity is viable but the principal barrier to uptake is typically length of payback which can vary from 3 to 8 years.

EcoGenR8, of which AFECO is a trade name, were awarded a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Smart Grant to carry out a market assessment investigating the recovery of low grade waste heat. Smart Grants are awarded to assist businesses to engage in research and development projects in strategically important areas to enable the successful emergence of new products, processes and services and EcoGenR8 were awarded the grant to assist in the development of their waste heat recovery business, which will be delivered through AFECO.

AFECO have used the grant, which was matched by our own funding, to determine whether energy recovery systems, such as Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC’s), can be successfully matched with industrial sources of low grade waste heat and to develop a business plan to roll out a successful heat to power business. The scope included:

  • Identification of technology solutions
  • Identification and prioritising of industrial applications
  • Development of a viable technical and commercial model for identifying suitable sites
  • Building a business case and funding structure for new investment into this market

To learn more about our waste heat to power business please click here.

Grant awarded for heat recovery project

A Smart Grant has been awarded to EcoGenR8 to carry out a market assessment investigating the recovery of low grade waste heat and its viable and economic conversion into electricity. The grant was awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) with the aim of assisting businesses to engage in research and development projects in strategically important areas to enable the successful emergence of new products, processes and services.

EcoGenR8 partnered with Puntios, and Parhelian Underwriting, companies with experience in commercialising and raising finance for technology spin-outs from industry, to deliver the project which will also be assisted by and delivered through the AFECO technical team. The project will determine whether energy recovery systems, such as organic rankine cycle (ORC) engines, can be successfully matched with industrial sources of low grade waste heat, seek to identify technology solutions, priority industrial applications and build a business case for new investment into this market.

Planning granted for food waste facility

We are pleased to announce that the planning application for a food waste anaerobic digestion treatment at Thames Water’s Banbury sewage treatment works has been approved by Oxfordshire County Council.

EcoGenR8, a developer of organic waste and renewable energy projects,  is continuing to work with Thames Water, who are taking forward the development, to develop the Environmental Permit application and technical aspects of the project.

The facility will use the proven anaerobic digestion technology to treat food waste and will produce enough renewable electricity to power up to 3,900 homes in the area.  Further details are available in the projects section of the EcoGenR8 website.

 

Banbury STW food waste treatment


Client: EcoGenR8 Ltd
Location: London, UK
Service division: Engineering
Sector: Waste, Water, Power, Energy


EcoGenR8, together with planning advisors, GP Planning Limited, are working with Thames Water on proposals to build a renewable energy plant at Banbury sewage treatment works.

We propose to build an environmentally friendly treatment plant at the site. The plant would treat food waste, reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill, and generate renewable energy.

A planning application was submitted on 2nd September 2013 and is available to be viewed on Oxfordshire County Council’s website.  Alternatively, copies of the application and supporting document are available below:

The planning application is due to be considered by the Planning & Regulation Committee on 2nd December 2013.

AFECO, as a trading name of EcoGenR8 Limited, have provided technical support in developing the application.

Planning submitted for food waste facility

We are pleased to announce that the planning application for a food waste anaerobic digestion treatment facility at Thames Water’s Banbury sewage treatment works has been submitted.

EcoGenR8 has been working with Thames Water, who are taking forward the development which will convert food waste into renewable electricity to power up to 3,900 homes using anaerobic digestion.

The planning application is due to be considered by the Planning & Regulation Committee on 2nd December 2013.  Copies of the application and supporting documents are available in the projects section of the EcoGenR8 website (www.ecogenr8.com), or via Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

AFECO is a trade name of EcoGenR8 Limited.