ElectraTherm power unit

Scottish biomass specialist unveils partnership at Royal Highland Show

A leading Scottish name in the supply of renewable heat will be unveiling its exclusive partnership with one of the world’s top producers of fuel-free, emission-free electricity at this week’s Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.

Uphall-based Scot Heat & Power is the only Scottish company to offer ElectraTherm’s innovative Power+ Generator that utilises biomass for efficient clean energy production.

Scot Heat & Power believes that its new cost-effective ElectraTherm offering will attract strong interest on Stand 24 in Avenue 12 of the Renewables Area at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, taking place this week, commencing 23rd June.

Organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, the annual farming and countryside gathering is in its 176th year – and Scot Heat & Power is proud to be taking part for the fifth time.

US-based ElectraTherm  – a global leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation – already has two installations in the UK, but the deal with Scot Heat & Power marks its first Scottish presence. In recent months alone, ElectraTherm has announced new installations in Germany, Italy, Romania and Japan.

Licensed only to Scot Heat & Power north of the border, the Power+ Generator is a flexible electricity generator that can be used with standard biomass hot water boilers, utilising low temperature and low pressure Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and its proprietary technologies for major efficiencies.

The Power+ can also produce fuel-free, emission-free electricity from low grade waste heat, and is capable of reaching outputs of up to 110kWe power generation.

The technology is capable of benefitting waste heat or process heat users, representing a strong competitive advantage for commercial sites.

Scot Heat & Power’s Managing Director, Malcolm Snowie said: “We are pleased to be exhibiting once again at Scotland’s largest outdoor event, and to be unveiling some of the most innovative technological developments in our field.

We are particularly proud to be partnering with ElectraTherm, bringing its leading power generation capabilities to Scotland for the first time.

The Power+ fleet of over 50 global installations has already exceeded 520,000 hours of run time, and we are certain that its success can be replicated here for better efficiency and cost savings for commercial users through low maintenance, emission-free electricity.

“Our presence at Ingliston demonstrates the focus that we place on our farming and agricultural customers where we see a strong avenue of growth for the business.

“We are looking forward to making a strong contribution to the show, emphasising our significantly expanded offering to the vibrant agri-business sector, with the aim of driving further value and efficiency in the marketplace.

“It’s an exciting time for us to talk about the considerable environmentally sustainable advances that we’ve been able to bring to Scotland as we look to expand our interests further across the UK.”

Scot Heat & Power aims to help the strong agri-business sector take advantage of the financial and environmental benefits of renewable heat and power produced from biomass.

It is one of the few companies in Scotland that designs, installs, and commissions biomass boilers from 60kW to several megawatts, providing on-going maintenance and a fuel delivery service.

Scot Heat and Power has an extensive range of shredders and chippers, allowing it to turn any type of biomass/grade A waste wood into a suitable Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) quality fuel.

In 2014, it also acquired Buccleuch BioEnergy, taking over the service contracts, including fuel supply, for biomass facilities installed at Gleneagles Hotel, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Drawing on its sustainable woodlands, farms and partners, the company is able to guarantee the high specification fuel supply source for the duration of the contract.

All of Scot Heat and Power’s operations are carried out by in-house staff, including deliveries, promoting trust and strong relationships built on a consultative basis.


Wood Fuel Magazine 2016