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Sustainability

2OC wants to help keep the lights on in a sustainable and affordable way. We believe the solution to this is  in smart and innovative thinking around tried and tested components. This has led to the development of the ChiP (Combined Heat and intelligent Power) plant at Beckton in East London.

FOGs storage tanks at the Beckton CHiP

Beckton CHiP Storage Tanks

The Beckton plant is a world first industrial scale power plant run on waste fuels and oils, including so-called FOGs (fats, oils and greases) to generate renewable power and heat. This plant will power Europe’s biggest sewage works and the UK’s only desalination plant renewably, without putting a strain on the national grid. It will also provide heat (which would normally just go straight up a chimney) into an adjacent natural gas facility, which needs heat as part of the process to deliver gas to homes and businesses north of the Thames.

Dedication to maximizing our energy solutions efficiency

Increasing energy efficiency is a critical weapon in the planet’s climate change combating armoury.  Every percentage increase in energy efficiency achieved represents a reduction in our dependence on fossil fuel sources of energy and a reduction in carbon emissions.

2OC’s engineers are committed to developing energy (electrical power, heat, cooling and refrigeration) producing solutions that are best in class, for every application.  Thus our iQuadgen® combined heat and intelligent power (CHiP) plants, currently being implemented at Beckton, depending on the exact configuration, are between 60 and 80% electrically efficient.  Depending upon the amount of useable heat they supply, the overall energy efficiency can be even higher. This is a world class standard – more than twice as efficient as a coal fired power station and more than 3 times as efficient as the typical car.

Current examples of 2OC’s commitment to environmental sustainability include:

  • Sustainable waste fuels policy
  • Dedication to maximizing the efficiency of both our’s and partners’ technology
  • Use of carbon footprint analysis to keep us focused on the goal of reducing carbon
  • Maximising the use of otherwise wasted heat.