The HERU team was excited to welcome David Gregory-Kumar from BBC Midlands Today when he recently visited Wychavon District Council to take a first-hand look at how the HERU is transforming resources into energy.
Hailed as “the Dyson of rubbish”, by the BBC, the HERU has been creating hot water from Wychavon District Council’s kitchen leftovers for the past 6 weeks as part of an in-depth technical evaluation.
Described as “amazing and so easy to use” by catering manager Johanne Shemwell, the HERU has been powered by the kitchen’s coffee granules, discarded plastic and all other items that were previously set for disposal.
The full report can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCx_O-_JD0
This innovative greentech solution has the potential to help users save up to 15% on their fuel bills whilst reducing their overall carbon footprint.
In addition, a recent independent report by environmental consultants Ricardo found that compared to traditional “waste” collections, the HERU had 300% less global warming impact than co-mingled collections and 280% less than kerbside collections. This report can be downloaded here.
The HERU process uses controllable and leading-edge heat pipe technology, enabling a highly efficient, low-temperature pyrolysis process to take place, creating outputs that are used to fuel the home. The emissions are cleaned before being released to air and sewer without posing a risk of harm to human health or the environment.
Additional HERUs will soon be moving on to Rugby Borough Council and Hillers Farm Shop for further trials and evaluations.