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Heat network innovation competition

Nine innovative heat network projects are being tested across the UK as part of DECC’s Heat Network Small Business Research Initiative competition.

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Nine innovative heat network projects are being tested across the UK as part of DECC’s Heat Network Small Business Research Initiative competition.

DECC announced winning bidders earlier this year and now the successful projects will start testing their technology with the aim of improving the performance of heat networks and encouraging the use of renewable heat sources.

The projects, which include the using smart systems to diagnose performance issues and heat recovered from data centres and canals, will receive a share of £6 million as part of the total £7 million prize pool. The projects will be tested until March 2016.

The nine winners and the amount they were awarded:

Name of organisation Value of phase 2 award
Clean Energy Prospector Ltd £694,439
COHEAT ltd £349,860
E.ON Sustainable Energy Ltd £1,394,631
Geothermal Engineering Ltd £858,060
Guru Systems Ltd £569,400
Star Renewables £999,293
PassivSystems Ltd £598,860
Sycous Ltd £121,925
Zero Carbon Future £378,780
Total £5,965,248
Published 25 June 2015