An aerial view of Landmark Power Holdings' Rhodesia power plant featuring Climeon's waste heat recovery technology.

HeatPower Delivers Clean, Flexible Energy at UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Power Plant

Climeon’s HeatPower systems will be integrated into the UK’s first carbon-neutral flexible power plant to maximize efficiency and increase the output of clean, sustainable energy.

Landmark Power Holdings (LMPH), in collaboration with EPC, Smith Brothers (Contracting) Ltd, has already commenced construction of its new plant and Climeon’s HeatPower modules have been prepared for installation.

Located in Nottinghamshire, UK, the Rhodesia power plant will deliver up to 10 MW of low carbon flexible power with natural gas-powered engines, using Climeon’s HeatPower technology to increase energy efficiency and carbon capture systems to further minimize carbon emissions.

How Does Waste Heat Recovery Work in Power Plants?

Power and heat generation account for the largest percentage of global GHG emissions (IEA, 2023) but there are effective ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our energy infrastructure and make power stations more environmentally friendly. 

As a significant amount of excess heat is generated via the power production process, Climeon’s waste heat recovery technology can be used to capture and convert this waste heat into clean, carbon-free electricity. This increases the plant’s total power output without generating any additional CO2 emissions. 

Creating Clean, Flexible Power with Landmark Power Holdings

Increasing demand for electricity coupled with rising emissions means there is an urgent need for dependable, low-carbon energy. At its flagship plant, LMPH is using its FLEXPOWER PLUS® solutions to deliver flexible, clean and distributed energy.

Incorporating waste heat recovery technologies, like Climeon’s HeatPower systems, to maximize energy, and carbon capture units (CCUs) to reduce CO2 emissions, ensures the Rhodesia power plant will deliver low-carbon energy.

While the Rhodesia plant will be using natural gas, the addition of low-carbon and no-carbon technology highlights how the environmental impact of this fuel source can be minimized. 

As the UK increases its reliance on weather-dependent, non-dispatchable wind and solar power, alternative energy supplies are required to prevent nationwide blackouts caused by intermittent renewable energy. Generally, traditional fuel sources, such as natural gas, are used to provide dispatchable and baseload power, thus supplementing the electricity generated by non-dispatchable renewables. 

CAD depictions of Landmark's Rhodesia power plant in Nottinghamshire, UK. Climeon's HeatPower technology will be installed in the green container in the center of the plant. Graphics supplied by Yellow Power.

By using new technologies, however, it is possible to reduce the environmental impact of natural gas-powered plants - and LMPH is doing just that!

LMPH’s FLEXPOWER PLUS® solutions are reducing the carbon footprint of gas-powered plants and transforming them into providers of green energy. With low-carbon energy from the Rhodesia plant and future LMPH sites, for example, the UK’s energy infrastructure can develop in a dependable and sustainable way while providing consistent access to reliable low-carbon power. 

In fact, the low-carbon energy output at the Rhodesia plant will be as green as wind power but retain the capacity to provide baseload power. This increases the resilience and dependability of low-carbon power, while providing emissions reductions that are much needed throughout the energy industry.

Building the UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Power Plant

The Rhodesia site is still under construction but progress is well underway. Climeon has been working with LMPH throughout the development process and, in late 2022, Climeon’s Delivery Project Manager, Joakim Jaeger, and Climeon’s Head of R&D, Jonas Måhlén, attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the Rhodesia site in Nottinghamshire, UK:

Climeon's Delivery Project Manager, Joakim Jaeger, and Head of R&D, Jonas Måhlén, visit the Rhodesia power plant site.

Followed by a recent site visit to prepare the HeatPower modules for installation:

The Climeon team prepare the HeatPower modules for installation.

The need for reliable low-carbon power is undisputed and LMPH’s FLEXPOWER PLUS® solutions represent a clean and bright future for the energy industry. We’re thrilled that Climeon’s HeatPower technology is being integrated into the Rhodesia power plant and is helping to create a more sustainable energy infrastructure. 

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