Scottish heating innovation begins trial

Scottish energy firm Biskit Controls has become the latest business to begin demonstrating an innovation in the Energy System Catapult’s 100-home Living Lab.

The Living Lab is a real-world trial facility of 100 connected homes, where businesses can rapidly design, market-test and launch new energy products and services.

Biskit’s technology – the Hydro Genie – is designed to improve the performance of central heating systems. It removes oxygen bubbles from the circulating water to improve heat transfer from the boiler to the water and from the water to radiators.

Jim Bisset, founder of Biskit Controls, said: “The Living Lab trials will be very, very, worthwhile to provide real-world validation to reinforce the results of the testing we did with the Scottish Environmental Technology Network in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The tests showed energy and carbon savings of up to 49.8% for domestic homes and up to 39% for commercial buildings.”

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