6th H-CHP Partners meeting, in Reykjavík, Iceland, 17th-20th February 2020

The sixth H-CHP partner project meeting took place in Reykjavik,Iceland. Pictures show the integrated gasification unit at the University of Iceland on a trailer. We have the system portable in order to be able to visit stakeholders for demonstration and promotional purposes. The following is a short description of how the system works. The syngas from the gasifier is led into the bottom of the feeder to both cool down the gas and heat up the feedstock before it enters the gasifier. The gas is then run through a coal filter before allowed into an Internal combustion engine (A Vortec industrial engine). The engine drives a generator that provides 15kW electricity (3-phases). The cooling water from the engine is run through a heat exchanger to heat up cold water. The system can provide up to 20 kW of heat. The exhaust from the engine is led into the gasifier to use the waste heat.

H-CHP Newsletters 2018-2019

See below H-CHP newsletters enjoy the read !!

H-CHP Newsletter 1.2018

H-CHP Newsletter 2.2018

H-CHP Newsletter 3.2019

H-CHP Newsletter 4.2019

H-CHP Newsletter 5.2019

Video compiled during H-CHP Partners meeting, in Stornaway, Western Isles, Scotland, 27th-29th August 2019

This video was compiled by Luke Wilson, Video & Film Production, during our fifth H-CHP partner project meetings which took place in Tighean Innse Gall, Stornaway, Western Isles, Scotland, August 2019. Our thanks and appreciation to Luke. Visit Luke's website LukeWilson.co

Luke Wilson Aug 19 Arctic Project video

5th H-CHP Partners meeting, in Stornaway, Western Isles, Scotland, 27th-29th August 2019

The fifth H-CHP partner project meeting took place in Tighean Innse Gall, Stornaway, Western Isles, Scotland, attended by all partners. Despite turnaround flights to diversions to road floods to off-road driving due to bad weather our meeting in Stornaway was a successful and productive one. Special thanks to Stewart Wilson and Brian Whitington for their hard work and hospitality.

4th H-CHP Partners meeting, in Dublin Ireland, 12th-15th March 2019

The fourth partner project meeting took place in Dublin, Ireland, attended by all partners at the Skylon hotel, with a visit to Dublin Castle that evening followed by dinner. The second day all partners attended the Smart Green Building Expo, where the host partner, Energy Action had a H-CHP stand. The group participated in Energy Action's European Horizon 2020 ENERFUND project, which was presented by Michael Hanratty, Energy Action.

Smart Green Building Expo at Dublin City West Exhibition Centre 14-3-19

Louisburgh Sustainable Energy Communities, Energy and Environment Event 19th Jan 2019

Louisburgh, Co. Mayo Community Futures held an open day in Louisburgh National School on Sat 19th January 2019. Energy Action was invited to participate and present the NPA Interreg H-CHP project. Project manager Charlie Roarty, was available to discuss the project and handed out leaflets and the H-CHP video ran for the 3 hours on a continuous loop. 16 householders filled in H-CHP questionnaire and would welcome more information including energy advice. SEAI representative, Mayo Co.Council, Energy sponsors, local business owners, local community including teachers and pupils from Killeen National School and Louisburgh National School and local clergy attended.

H-CHP networking at Presentation of Energy efficiency in Communities with e-Lighthouse and Northern European Energy Partners, 11th Dec 2018

E-Lighthouse partners held a presentation with the Northern European Energy Cluster (N-EEC) in a joint project between 3 European projects in the northern periphery regions, Renovation Centre Tuesday the 11th December in Cork County Hall. Partners in this project are from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland and Scotland. Antti Haapalahti who is the project leader from Finland is also involved in the H-CHP project. Picture shows l-r Antti Haapaalahti and Charles Roarty, Energy Action.

Energy Action H-CHP Presentation at CBO Forum meeting on 25th October 2018

Energy Action carried out a H-CHP Presentation at the Quarterly Community Based Organisations Forum meeting held on 25th October 2018, in Athlone, Co West Meath. 14 Community Based groups from every part of Ireland were present and participated with questions after the presentation to find out more about the project. 5 of these groups have been involved or are presently involved in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Region Interreg programmes, including North Cork Enterprise, Tait House Limerick, CLARICH Co. Mayo, Energy Action, Dublin, IRD Duhallow. Co. Cork. Energy Action has already visited NCE, Cork and CLARICH Co. Mayo. Click Here to view presentation.

Aranmore Island Jan 2018

Charles Roarty visited Aranmore Island Jan 18 and Louisburgh Community Futures Sept. 18

Summer Time August 2018

Brian Whitington has been promoting the H-CHP project across the Outer Hebrides during the summer. He has met hundreds of the public and signing many up to join the project 'long list' of households, as potential beneficiaries of the pilot equipment. He has also visited many households, to start to draw up a shortlist of those likely to be suited to be pilot households. Photos show Brian at Barvas Show, Isle of Lewis Kirsty and Donna at Lochs Show, Isle of Lewis Matthew and Finlay at Ness Gala Day, Isle of Lewis

Thurso Conference May 2018

Tighean Innse Galls' Brian Whitington addressed the conference, Local Opportunities through Nordic Cooperation, held in Thurso, Scotland on 24th May 2018. His address was on the benefits of H-CHP and how northern periphery area partnership is achieving this. Of interest to the conference was the development of supply chains, and how this will stimulate economic development across the region, in particular to the Highlands and Islands and supply of biomass.

Lulea, Sweden - March 2018

Project meeting of H-CHP group in Lulea, Sweden - March 2018

Oulu, Finland - August 2017

Project meeting of H-CHP group in Oulu, Finland - August 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland - November 2016

Project meeting of H-CHP group in Reykjavik, Iceland - November 2016