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Visit to the Eden Project at Guardbridge Energy Centre
Friday 19 May 2017
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Contact Patrick McCarthy - energy@hw.ac.uk

Visit to the Eden Project at Guardbridge Energy Centre

The Guardbridge Energy Centre is central to the University of St Andrews' strategic drive to become the UK’s first energy carbon neutral university and will supplement other University carbon reducing projects such as electricity generation by wind turbines at the Kenly Farm site, and improvements to existing campus buildings to reduce their energy demand. The combination of all these strategies will create the first energy carbon neutral university in the UK and further enhance the University and Scotland as leaders in sustainable development

The Energy Academy working with the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association have arranged a visit to the Eden Campus and Biomass district heating scheme on the Guardbridge site on the 19th May and you are invited to come along. We are also trying to arrange to see the fuel cell micro-CHP units which are installed and operational at University of St Andrews.

We don’t know the schedule yet but will let you know when we do. If there is enough interest, I will organise a bus to take us there and back

Those of you (Suzana, Jin and Huizhi) who have already accepted this invitation need not do so again but other people that want to come should drop me a note to energy@hw.ac.uk

For those of you that don’t know the Eden Campus project, it’s a £25 million energy centre on the east side of the former paper mill site at Guardbridge and produces hot water from a biomass boiler which is pumped four miles through an underground pipeline to St Andrews where it heats University buildings. See: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/about/sustainability/guardbridge/

We know that the project is looking to develop collaborations with universities including opportunities for testing materials for adsorbing CO2. They could make a collaboration partner?

Location Eden Project, Guardbridge Energy Centre
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