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Energetix Genlec to develop LPG appliances for Calor

Energetix Genlec Limited is to provide the development and delivery of the first prototype liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) appliances for Calor Gas

In conjunction with the order, Genlec has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Calor Gas to develop and commercialise an LPG variant of the Company’s Kingston microCHP product.

This order extends the Company’s development of its natural gas fired Kingston microCHP appliance and should allow it to address the 2 million off-gas grid homes in the UK and through Calor Gas’ parent, SHV Energy, to give access to more than 25 million properties across Europe.

In parallel to the development and testing of the LPG appliance, Calor Gas and Genlec have agreed to negotiate the terms of a commercial agreement under which Calor Gas would train its Calor Force installation and after care service personnel, and develop a sales, marketing plan and launch plan for the product.

In addition Calor Gas would establish a distribution route and commit to minimum purchase volumes in exchange for exclusive use of the LPG Kingston microCHP product.

Paul Riding, Innovation & Policy Manager, Calor Gas, said “We fully recognise the important role that microCHP will play in the future of heating market in the UK. 

“We are pleased to be working closely with Energetix with the aim of launching a low cost microCHP solution for our Customers.  When available, the Kingston LPG microCHP should help to reduce both the size of fuel bills and CO2 emissions of homes beyond the gas grid.”

Tony Stiff, Group Commercial Director of Energetix Group, said: “Building on our microCHP platform development to access off-gas grid markets is an obvious step forward for the Company and working with Calor Gas Ltd. to begin the exploitation of this market will bring their considerable expertise in the off-gas grid market.”