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.

TSB awards funding for pasteurisation process

EcoGenR8, a developer of waste treatment and renewable energy supplies providing robust yet innovative solutions to the water and waste sectors in the UK, has received funding to optimise their proprietary pasteurisation process.

The funding has been awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which is a business-focused organisation dedicated to promoting technology-enabled innovation across the UK and is intended to enable the rapid, effective and sustainable application of technology.

EcoGenR8 have developed an energy optimised pasteurisation system that ensures regulatory compliance whilst maximising net energy production when combined with anaerobic digestion for the biosolids and biowaste industries. The system is designed to balance cost, energy efficiency and digester performance to maximise the end-to-end process performance. The funding will allow EcoGenR8 to further optimise the design and maximise heat transfer and hence overall energy efficiency and provide independent validation of the improved technology design, ensuring it is ready for full-scale market applications.

AFECO is a trade name of EcoGenR8 Limited.

Goshall pumping station control panel

Client: JR Pridham Services Ltd
Location: Goshall, Stour Marshes, Kent, UK
Service division: Controls
Sector: Water


The Environment Agency (EA) are a public body whose aims are to protect and improve the environment. As part of this role, the EA are responsible for the operation of a number of pumping stations, one of which is Goshall pumping station, located in the Stour marshes in Kent. The EA have made a number of operational improvements at the pumping station, including the installation of a new remote monitoring station. As part of these upgrade works, the pumping station required a new control panel to be designed, built and installed on site.

JR Pridham Services are an EA approved contractor, offering a wide range of services that include electrical engineering, instrumentation and control. Pridhams were requested to design, build, install and commission the new pumping station control panel, the design and build component of which was subsequently awarded to AFECO to deliver on their behalf.

Due to space constraints on site the panel had to be built as two separate units, one housing the pump starter and the other housing the controls. The panels were designed, built and FAT tested to be fully compliant with the EA requirements and delivered within the allocated budget and timeframe.

The services provided by AFECO to this project included:

  • Design and build of two Form 4 panels in GRP
  • FAT testing
  • SAT testing
  • Documentation
  • CAD drawings (GA’s & schematics)