Nik Spencer, founder of the HERU, has welcomed the award of a grant to support the HERU from the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme. The grant has been awarded to support the HERU’s trial phase. The programme seeks to support the development and commercialisation of low carbon, clean technologies and establish Worcestershire as a destination for cleantech companies.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the programme also receives support from Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire district councils, including Wychavon District Council.
Ruth Corrall, Programme Manager at Worcestershire County Council, commented: "The development of the HERU is a very exciting project and the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme was delighted to support the field trial phase. We look forward to seeing this technology result in a changed attitude towards resources and reduced carbon emissions."
The patented, micro-scale Home Energy Resources Unit (HERU) is designed to fit seamlessly into the curtilage of a property, changing the life course of most items and materials. It provides a method to keep most items as a resource by using them to power the property’s boiler, moving away from a linear approach to consumerism (buy, use, dispose), into a circular one, whereby ‘wastes’ never become.
“It’s exciting to see the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme recognise the importance of the HERU. This funding will continue to move the HERU to market with intense field trials.” said Nik Spencer. “Worcestershire has amazing growth potential, and the Programme is taking an active role in supporting that - from grants for cleantech innovations to the Worcestershire Clean Tech Innovators Network, the work it is doing is truly inspiring.”
For more information on the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme visit http://www.business-central.co.uk/category/low-carbon-opportunities-programme/
For further information on the HERU visit http://www.myheru.com/