SIRACH - Secondary Waste Heat Opportunities

20 Jun 2022

Energy efficiency can only take us so far in the journey to Net Zero and making use of secondary waste heat will be critical in achieving low carbon heating and cooling.

Join the SIRACH Network on the 20th June for a meeting that will focus on the importance of secondary waste heat recovery and how it can be used to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Those joining the meeting in person will have the opportunity to take part in a tour of the Queens Quay Energy Centre for a practical demonstration of how heat recovery is being used to deliver a more sustainable future.

This meeting is being offered as a hybrid event enabling delegates to join either in person or via the online platform. 

View the recording of the presentations 


  • Welcome and overview from Graeme Maidment Chair of the SIRACH 
  • Decarbonising heat using secondary sources and Government policy, Joel Hamilton, BEIS
  • Assessing the Social values of using Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES), Christina Francis and Camilla Thomson, Edinburgh University
  • Heat pump research at Warwick University Sai Yagnamurth
  • Decarbonisation of heat: estimating the potential of low temperature waste heat in UK industries, Ronald Muhumuza University of Loughborough
  • Case study of Queen Quays District Heating, David Pearson, Star Refrigeration


The day will end with a tour of the Queens Quay Energy Centre. The energy centre is part of Queen Quay Heat Pump Scheme which is the largest project of its kind in the UK. Using Scotland’s first major Water Source Heat Pump the project takes heat from the River Clyde and uses it to heat local homes and businesses through a buried district heating network. 

Address: Queens Quay Development, Alisa Road, Clydebank, G81 1BF. The energy centre is locate 1.5 miles from the conference centre and delegates will need to make their own way there,