Dave has been a strong advocate that a low carbon energy system has to involve heating and cooling for over seven years. A background in industrial refrigeration and finance underpins the view that this will be most likely achieved by harnessing energy sources that are commonly available in the UK such as surface water found in rivers and seas. Involved in the world’s largest 90C heatpump in Drammen, built by Star in 2010, Dave has observed the UK market with a mixture of enthusiasm and bemusement. Strong Government support for low carbon solutions has not yet stimulated the market. Dave will present the technology of Drammen, cite several UK case studies and explore what is happening in the UK and what more needs to happen to deliver both an 80% decarbonisation of heating but also an integrated energy market recognising heating, cooling and electricity’s interconnection whilst not pinning societies hopes on solutions that are likely to experience feedstock shortages and emissions challanges.
24-May-2017Routes for decarbonizing heat