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Industrial Heat Recovery (IHRS) Grants Scheme

industrial heat recovery


Industrial heat recovery is a process by which heat generated in or for an industrial process, that otherwise would be wasted, is recovered and reused. This waste heat can be reused in a number of ways, including within the same industrial facility for heat or cooling, by another end-user (e.g. via a new or existing heat network), or by converting the waste heat to power.

Extending the amount of heat that can be recovered economically in industry will help ensure the UK has a more reliable, lower cost and cleaner energy system. The efficiency and productivity gains that stem from it will also help boost industrial competitiveness, strengthen the UK economy and reduce carbon emissions. There are a number of different technologies and techniques that can be used through the stages of the heat recovery process.

These can be categorised as follows:

  • Recovery Technology – recovering the waste heat that would otherwise be rejected to the atmosphere
  • Conversion Technology – converting the heat to a more useable form of energy, such as a higher temperature heat or power
  • Storage or Distribution – allowing heat to be transported to another place or stored over time

Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) Programme

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is offering £18 million of funding to help businesses make efficient use of their waste heat by the help of the new Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) Programme. £6 million is set aside for feasibility studies and preliminary engineering design and £12 million is available for capital investment and implementation.

Hallam Energy has a strong track record of delivering industrial heat recovery projects including waste heat from Nestle’s KitKat Ovens, Dext Heat Recovery at Nandos, Frankie and Benny’s, William Jackson Food Group, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and trigeneration projects for Waste to Energy Plant in New Delhi, India.

We offer the following support to businesses to benefit from the IHRS programme:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Preliminary engineering design
  • Writing grant applications to access the funding

Besides the above, we also collaborate with engineering company partners who will deliver the following services:

  • Detailed design
  • Implementation and commissioning


For more information email meri@shu.ac.uk or contact MERI reception on 0114 225 3500

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