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Local Energy Markets
As part of its decarbonisation programme, Bridgend County Borough Council launched a Whole Systems Business Research Innovation for Decarbonisation (WBRID) competition to identify potential demonstration projects to test a Local Energy Market (LEM) in Bridgend and to understand how it could operate within current market rules. Challoch is working closely with BCBC to develop such a Local Energy Market (LEM) demonstration project within the County Borough.
Innovative District Heating Solutions
Challoch energy was appointed as the Technical Adviser to the Caerau District Heating Project in March 2018 as part of a team led by Hitachi Europe, providing an independent industry-led review of the feasibility of using former mine workings as a geo-thermal heat source for a district heating network. The work include an assessment of the technical, economic and deliverability of the scheme.
Pathway to a Competitive European Fuel Cell micro-CHP Market – PACE
Challoch was subcontracted by COGEN Europe to undertake work under the PACE projects’ standardisation work stream. Challoch looked specifically at standardisation issues relating to installation and included a literature review, a questionnaire and follow up interviews.
Recycling, Renewable Energy and Waste Management
Viridor is a UK company focusing on recycling, renewable energy and waste management with over 320 sites across the UK.
Challoch Energy has a long track record of working with Viridor on a variety of different projects including the following:
Working with a leading global chemical company
Challoch Energy has worked closely with Huntsman and now Venator since 2010 on numerous projects. Work has focused on energy projects on their larger sites from leading the procurement of new CHP and boiler systems, upgrading facilities and evaluating business improvement opportunities. Challoch has worked on prospects at Rotterdam, Huelva, Scarlino, Greatham, Llanelli and Calais for Huntsman.
Isles of Scilly
Smart Islands is a programme of interconnected projects aiming to support the community on the Isles of Scilly towards a low-carbon future through sustainable energy, water, sewage and waste management. The overall ambitions of Smart Islands include a 20% reduction in energy bills by 2020, new energy efficient homes and smart businesses; 40% renewable energy production by 2025; 40% of electric vehicles by 2025.
Manure Processor and Fertiliser Biochar
Working with the client, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Challoch Energy investigated the problems associated with the disposal of pig manure and looked at the production of biochar from the pyrolysis process to provide an economic solution. The project developed a roadmap for a proof-of-concept project covering six areas:
Development of Organic Rankine Cycle Generation
Challoch Energy helped Biomass Partners (UK) Ltd with the development of a biomass CHP facility at the Rotherwas Industrial Estate. The work involved helping the funder, Abundance Investments with due diligence on the project. In addition, due to grid constraints, Challoch developed and implemented a SCADA system to control the generation of the biomass plant to enable WPD to permit connection of this power plant to the network with massive reinforcement costs.