UK news update January 2021

Heat pump sales are expected to nearly double in 2021, concluded from a survey conducted by the Heat Pump Association where manufacturers where asked about their advanced ordering • A new edition of the Heat Networks Code of Practice has been published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, reflecting industry learnings • Carbon capture trial at Energy-from-Waste facilities connected to district heating networks announced • Read more about sustainable heating and cooling developments in the United Kingdom in the January news update


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Heat pump sales in the UK are predicted to almost double in 2021

In a survey conducted by the Heat Pump Association (HPA), which represents around 95% of the UK market share for heat pump manufacturers, it was found that the total number of air and ground source heat pumps planned for delivery by the association’s manufacturing members in 2021 was 67,000. This is nearly twice the number of heat pumps currently held in stock by manufacturers.

The estimate demonstrates the increased confidence of heat pump manufacturers following the UK government’s announcement of the Ten Point Plan, which includes a target of 600,000 domestic heat pumps installed by 2028. In order to achieve this target, industry stakeholders such as the UK Energy Research Centre have called for better supporting policy

Read more in press release by HPA

Read more in article by Edie


CIBSE publishes new edition of the Heat Networks Code of Practice

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a second edition of Heat Networks: Code of Practice. The first edition, published jointly by CIBSE and ADE in 2015, established minimum standards to achieve improved quality of heat networks projects from concept to operation and procurement. Building on the first edition, the new edition reflects new industry learnings and feedback and provides more robust compliance processes in the form of fully integrated checklists.

Read more on CIBSE’s website


Veolia and Carbon Clean initiates joint carbon capture trial at EfW facilities connected to district heating networks

Veolia operates 10 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities in the UK, powering roughly 400,000 homes by generating electricity from the transformation of non-recyclable waste. Some of these facilities use combined heat and power (CHP) technology to provide communities with heat via district heating networks.

The new project in collaboration with Carbon Clean will utilise the EfW facilities to demonstrate the effectiveness of its patented carbon capture technology. The technology is capable of extracting and converting residual carbon dioxide from flue gas combustion into a new commodity suitable for further use.

Read more in article by Bioenergy Insight

Read more in press release by Veolia



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