The efficiency of the CTEC energy grids is achieved when the thermal energy generated through the process is used to heat homes or businesses.  Harnessing these levels of efficiency is crucial to achieving carbon reduction targets, which is why the UK Government is priming investments in district heating projects in England and Wales.  Some 200 projects have already been identified and approved, with a pipeline of a further 112 projects discussing funding details.  Most of these are in the planning phases and represent ideal potential customers for CTEC Energy.  These projects can use any technology to generate the heat they require; however none combine the compelling ability to deliver the efficiencies associated with CHP; the revenue from waste disposal gate fees; and the environmental credibility of the lowest level of carbon emissions while converting non-recyclable plastic into an impressive renewable energy resource.

As many as five million dwellings in the UK will be connected to District Heat Networks by 2050.

The National Grid Future Energy Scenarios 2019 Report estimates the cumulative number of dwellings connected to a district heat network to be 446,517 in 2018, but forecasts there could be as many as 5 million dwellings connected to a district heating scheme by 2050.

A single CTEC system provides 2 Gigawatts hours of electricity annually and 19 Gigawatts hours of thermal energy per annum, requiring 500 Kg / hour of waste.  The modular system can be scaled up.  For example, an energy centre comprising 6 waste input chutes (3 tonnes of waste per hour) would generate 13.95 Gigawatts hours of electricity annually and 114 Gigawatts hours of thermal energy per annum.  The physical foot print for this larger centre would be 60m x 60m.  (Outputs are provided as a guide.  The balance between thermal output and the electrical output can be adjusted).

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