V Formation has worked with SHARC Energy Systems to support the launch of the UK’s first sewage heat recovery system at Borders College.
The inauguration event took place on the 8th December at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels and Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, attended to mark the official opening of the new Energy Centre.
The system which uses a pump to amplify the natural warmth of waste water now provides around 95% of the heat needed by the Galashiels campus and does not impact on the normal operation of the local waste water network.
Backed by investment from Equitix and the UK Green Investment Bank, the SHARC heat recovery system intercepts waste water from a sewer close to the local treatment works operated by Scottish Water.
Russ Burton, CEO of SHARC Energy Systems, said: “We are delighted to see the first UK installation of the SHARC system up and running at Borders College. This has been an extremely important project for us in the UK and Europe, and we have seen a lot of interest in the system elsewhere.”
V Formation assisted with the project management of the event as well as leading the PR campaign, to maximise press coverage for SHARC Energy Systems.