Heliex Power, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced patented power generation systems has been shortlisted for a VIBES Award recognising their new technology designed to improve sustainability in industry.
The engineering firm is a finalist in the Product or Service category in the awards, which recognise the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish companies working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.
More than 40,000 GWh of energy is lost globally through wasted steam and it’s estimated that up to 50% of industrial energy usage is eventually released as waste heat. Heliex Power has the only commercially available system capable of recapturing this lost energy in an economically viable way – the payback period for customers is often less than three years.
Professor Dan Wright, CEO, Heliex Power, said, “Our goal is to provide industries which are the world’s biggest energy users, with innovative and cost effective solutions to help reduce their impact on the environment and improve efficiency.
“After many years perfecting our technology and then working hard to bring it to market, to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards is a real accolade. We’re up against some truly trail blazing Scottish companies and so we’re in good company.”
The technology behind Heliex’s patented Steam Expander Systems was devised at City University, London. Now based in a manufacturing and test facility in East Kilbride, Scotland, Heliex works with a network of sales and distribution partners and has recently completed a number of installations, including one at Italy’s largest steel mill and at a Scottish distillery.
Suitable for a variety of industries, including food and drink, chemicals and agriculture, the Heliex System is based on a steam screw expander, a novel rotary device which recovers energy from different heat sources and converts it to electricity.