District Heating

District heating: An alternative to conventional heating boilers.


A Combined Heat and Power Gasification system from CTEC Energy, can provide heat and power to multiple customers in a district heating network whilst cutting carbon, reducing energy usage and saving users money.

A district heating scheme enables the transport of heat to a range of end users through an efficient network of insulated pipes. Distribution networks can provide heat across cities, towns, villages, industrial or residential with a high demand for heating services.

The CTEC system in ideally suited for the district heat application, it is small and highly efficient. The whole system is contained into a typical existing industrial building with only a 2.5m high plastic vent exiting from the roof line. By using non recyclable residual waste that would normally be sent to a landfill or incinerator the gate fee (currently £110 per Tonne) can reduce heating bills by 50%.


One kg of waste openly burned may cause the same amount of dioxin emissions as 10 tonnes of waste burned in a modern incineration plant, the CTEC system produces 1000% less dioxin than modern Incineration by using residual waste.


Large scale district heating is typically limited to urban areas. Small decentralised heating plants are an option for residential or rural areas. If district heating uses heat that otherwise would be lost, the reduction of dioxin emissions is the result of lowered fuel consumption.

With respect to dioxin emissions, the reduction potential of district heating is enormous.

Replacement of conventional stoves by district heating results in a reduction of dioxin emissions. District heating offers flexibility with regard to the use of fossil and renewable fuels. District heating systems may be supplemented with geothermal energy for even greater emissions reduction.