SHARC Energy Systems has inaugurated its European Headquarters in Clyde Gateway’s Red Tree Building in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland.

The new site is aimed at speeding up the deployment of its renewable heat technology, enabling the businesses to save energy and costs.

SHARC Energy Systems, a wholly owned European arm of Vancouver-based International Wastewater Systems, plans to make Scotland its main operational hub. 

The technology provided by the company operates by intercepting waste water being flushed down the drain from Scotland’s homes and businesses. To generate clean, renewable thermal energy for commercial and residential buildings, SHARC’s heat pump technology can amplifies the natural warmth within the sewer system. 

This announcement follows the recent £5m grant that was awarded by the Scottish Government Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme to extend the installation of its heat technology at five locations across Scotland, including the Clyde Gateway development schemes at Shawfield and Dalmarnock.

The funding allow SHARC a solid platform to expand its manufacturing operation by recruiting new employees and establishing a dedicated Scottish office.

International Wastewater Systems chief operating officer Russ Burton said: “The Clyde Gateway development presents a very exciting opportunity for the company and demonstrates the commitment we have to proactively participate in the development of Scotland’s Green economy.”

“With a potential heating demand of 22MW, the Clyde Gateway development creates an opportunity to demonstrate the capacity of our technology to deliver a truly carbon efficient district heat network service."

International Wastewater Systems CEO Lynn Mueller said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for the company that demonstrates our enthusiasm for supporting the renewable energy journey that Scotland is pioneering, as well as confirming the use of sewage heat exchange as a vehicle for highly efficient district heating and cooling solutions”

“During a recent district heating network event in North America, I was very excited to discover that sewage heat exchange is under serious consideration as a vehicle for district heating and cooling systems across the world and our ability to support these ambitious programs to reduce the GHGE’s from a buildings heating and cooling requirements is significant.”