Wallsend pool puts clean energy technology to work
Professor Behdad & Dr Elham taken inside the small scale demonstration plant
GRANEX®, the innovative heat conversion technology, invented by UoN researchers Professor Behdad Moghtaderi and Dr Elham Doroodchi, is currently being used at a demonstration power plant at Wallsend Swimming Centre, delivering low cost, yearround pool heating.
Developed by Granite Power, GRANEX® uses any available heat sources, such as industrial waste heat, solar and geothermal energy sources to generate low cost, zero carbon emission electricity.
Professor Moghtaderi said the Wallsend demonstration project provided working proof that the technology generated electricity for commercial use or sale into the Grid, improved productivity and quickly paid for itself.
A partnership between Granite Power Limited, the University of Newcastle (UON), Newcastle Innovation, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), this breakthrough technology won a Newcastle Engineering Excellence Award and was named overall Newcastle Division winner at the 2015 Newcastle Engineering Excellence Awards held in July this year.