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Tomato source (sauce) heat pump April Fool revealed

Many thanks to ICS, and Garry Broadbent in particular, for participating in this light hearted exercise, I wonder how many in the industry will admit to being taken in?

We hope you enjoyed our attempt at humour, which we thought would brighten a few people’s day.

The article has been included below for those that missed this morning’s announcement.

Please feel free to provide your response in the Industry Comment section of this site. No swearing please!

Dennis Flower


H&V News


New type of heat pump introduced to the UK market

A new heat recovery system has been launched by ICS Heat Pump Technology that utilises waste processed food as the source load.

This new range is geared to providing the food processing industry with a means of utilising the heat energy contained within waste product, which is currently discarded, allowing the new units to reclaim valuable energy.

It has been identified that the food processing industry wastes thousands of tons of product on an annual basis, accounting for a huge amount of heat energy.

Therefore to provide a means of recovering waste heat ICS Heat Pump Technology developed a range of heat recovery units.

The first unit is designed to reclaim waste heat from the tomato processing industry which offers huge potential on a UK wide basis.

The vegetable / fruit source heat pump in this case utilises tomato waste as the sauce load and claims COP’s in excess of 700%, delivering huge savings to the operator.

Garry Broadbent of ICS, said: ”This is really breaking the boundaries of the heat pump industry and allows the application of this technology across a whole new range of applications where residual heat in waste product is used as the source energy and in this case the waste tomato serves as a fantastic source of available energy.”

The new range of units is launched at the start of April and this application is being viewed as extremely seasonal and very specific to this early Spring period.