If we are to make the required progress towards limiting climate change, then we must stop burning fossil fuels!
Using fossil fuels to heat water is like burning your front door to stay warm.
The pathway to the elimination of fossil fuels in the production of electricity is clear and the technology is already well developed.
The decarbonisation of heating is more difficult, and most heating is still carried out through the combustion of fossil fuels, and the alternative technologies are limited.
New buildings can be designed to use medium temperature water that is provided efficiently by standard heat pump products.
The challenge is to efficiently deliver high-temperature water for industries that need it for processing, and for existing buildings, that have been designed for high-temperature boiler systems.
EscoPod – part of the solution
This is where the EscoPod philosophy, with its array of patented and developing solutions, comes in...
Industrial processes requiring hot water at temperatures up to 95°C can be serviced by the AZI range, and buildings with the AZE and AZC range.
Using experience gained in over 30 years of design of industrial refrigeration systems and high temperature specialised bespoke heat pump systems, the ActionZero team have developed a sophisticated range of All-Electric and Hybrid heat pumps, using both natural and ultra-low GWP refrigerants.
The All-Electric range will replace fossil fuels entirely for temperatures up to 95°C and wipe out the associated CO2 emissions. In some instances, the electricity needed may not be available due to grid constraints, and the Hybrid models, that generate electricity onboard may be employed. These use some fuels such as natural gas, LPG, biofuels (and, watch this space...hydrogen supplied by our sister company EI-H2 is currently under test).
The EscoPod is not just the heat generation part. To properly utilise these systems, and to maintain their efficiency, the distribution and recovery of heat is equally important. That is why we have developed and patented various solutions to provide stable flow and return temperatures for industrial processes, and for optimisation of space heating systems.