The world’s smallest biomass power plant has made its arrival at the Royal Highland Show.
VG Energy will display the the E3 biomass powerplant at the event which will run from Thursday until Sunday in Ingliston.
It will also use the device in future operations.
The E3 is the first patented, mass-produced, fully automated biomass power plant in the world which provides electricity, heating and cooling at lower costs than competing conventional and renewable energy sources, even without government incentives.
In 2014, Entrade made a technological breakthrough in the production of clean syn gas which has enabled the firm to develop virtually maintenance free power plants and out-compete other sources of energy on cost, durability, carbon neutrality, transportability and maintenance.
It can also operate on or off-grid, meaning that any energy not consumed locally can be sold directly to the electricity grid.
Mass production of E3 generators has strong implications for the future availability of decentralized energy supply, and Entrade is already ramping up manufacturing of its E3 units in response to significant demand in the UK.
James Court from the Renewable Energy Association, of which Entrade is a member, said: “Biomass has made a significant contribution towards meeting the UK’s renewable heat targets but at only 3% in total in 2013 there is still work to be done before meeting the 12% renewable heat target for 2020.
“We expect to see biomass continue to make up a large proportion of the UK’s renewable energy mix especially with the emergence of new innovative technologies.”
Julien Uhlig, Entrade chief executive, added: “The UK Government is reducing the Renewable Heating Incentives (RHI) dramatically, by 25% in July 2015 for biomass, at a time when the country is under considerable pressure to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets.
“With less than five years to meet targets large scale renewable energy requires significant capital and years of planning, which is beyond the scope of most British businesses that would like to reduce their carbon footprint.”