Boiler potential

Energetix Genlec has announced a contract with E.ON Engineering to assess the potential of producing its appliances for the European boiler market.


Energetix Genlec, a Capenhurst, Cheshire-based developer of renewable energy products, has announced a contract with E.ON Engineering to assess the potential of producing its appliances for the European boiler market.


The contract follows existing work undertaken with E.ON UK to develop Genlec micro-CHP technology for British homes. Energetix hopes that the new agreement will further strengthen its foothold in other European heating markets, including Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.


Genlec technology is based on the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), which uses heat to generate electricity. Any remaining heat is then recycled for use in central heating and hot water systems. According to Energetix, a Genlec-enabled micro-CHP boiler can cut carbon emissions and save a UK household around £150 per year by reducing energy bills.



E.ON and Genlec will work with an undisclosed European appliance manufacturer to mass-market the technology for the wider European market. The four-phase programme will include the construction of prototypes and field trials to evaluate the commercial viability of the Genlec-enabled products.


Adrian Hutchings, chief executive of Energetix, said: ‘This further collaboration again emphasises the strength of the Genlec micro-CHP product, which can revolutionise the way we heat and power our homes and helps households to reduce fuel bills and lower carbon emissions. With increasing demand for energy saving and awareness of microgeneration, we look forward to continuing to push Genlec and our broader portfolio of products to market.’