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TownRock Energy’s Dr David Walls and Dr Sean Watson, at the National Mining Museum [Photo Credit Neil Hanna]
16
Jan

Edinburgh Geobattery Project Launch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are delighted to be leading this exciting project which seeks to understand the feasibility of capturing waste heat, such as from data centres, and redirecting it towards homes using the abandoned mine workings below Edinburgh. Galleries to Calories (G2C) is a £2.6m funded pilot project which brings together industry, academic and national research partners from Scotland, USA and Ireland. The project demonstrates for the first time the use…

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24
Oct

National Infrastructure Commission Says Heat Pumps Are The Way To Go!

TownRock’s vision of a major increase in heat pump use in the UK was given a big boost by a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) last week. The NIC exists to provide government with impartial, expert advice on major long term infrastructure challenges. It seeks to improve competitiveness and quality of life, and to support sustainable economic growth, climate resilience and the transition to net zero. In its…

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22
May

TownRock Energy at All-Energy 2023

This month, we attended the 2023 All-Energy Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, the biggest renewable energy conference in the UK. An inspiring opening panel featuring the first minister Humza Yousaf set the tone for the event, stressing the urgency of net-zero targets and the need for a just transition in the current energy crisis.  Our entire team then gathered to share our company’s vision for geothermal green heat in the…

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07
Apr

Energy Voice features Townrock Energy: Harnessing the heat beneath our feet

TownRock had the pleasure of taking part in the live-streamed discussion panel ‘Green Heat: a tracking transition event’ this March in Glasgow. The event was organised by Energy Voice, a leading energy news platform, and Scottish Enterprise, and brought together a panel of experts to discuss the fast-growing renewable heat market in Scotland. Our CEO David Townsend shared his insights alongside Jonathan Prescott from Mitsubishi Electric, Paul Steen from Vattenfall,…

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14
Mar

New services for geothermal exploration

Pumping test set-up for a hard-ground borehole. Townrock has expanded its services with the addition of Thermal Response Tests (TRT) and pumping tests. These techniques give us another great tool for analysing geothermal heating technology options, as part of our Prove phase of project development.   Pumping tests measure the response of a borehole to pumping, and measure the associated drawdown of the water column. This allows us to determine the…

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28
Nov

UK Geothermal Symposium Innovation Award – the BODYHEAT project

Awards given to the four winners at the UK Geothermal Symposium November 2022 saw the UK’s 9th Geothermal Symposium in the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London. The first UKGS to be stretched across two days, the event was buzzing with the heightened number of projects and companies growing across the community. Members of Parliament, the UK Geothermal community and investment groups were in greater attendance than ever before. As part of…

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25
Nov

Real Living Wage Employer

TownRock is now officially accredited as a Real Living Wage employer! A Living Wage employer ensures that all employees are paid at least the living wage. The employer also agrees to increasing the amount which it pays its employees by the same amount as any increase in the living wage within a six-month window of the official announcement. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is…

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07
Oct

New Starters and Farewells

Photo Credit: Vartika Kashyap New Starters Early 2022 saw the TownRock team grow to quadruple what it was just 6 months before and over the course of the year working closely together has delivered our most successful year to date with triple turnover compared to previous year, and x10 turnover of the year before. The fortunes of this and securing some more significant private contracts and R&D project funding, have…

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16
Mar

New Offices in Central Edinburgh

TownRock is pleased to announce having office access based in the prime location of St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh! As a result of TownRock winning a position on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Accelerator programme, the rapidly growing team have full use of the offices available in Edinburgh, just a 5 minute walk from Waverley Station, as well as other hub locations across the UK. RBS Accelerator supports and empowers UK…

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13
Jan

TownRock wins Innovative Geothermal Consultancy award

TownRock is delighted to have been named Most Innovative Geothermal Consultancy at the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the very best of Scotland's 300,000 small and medium-sized businesses. It was especially gratifying for TownRock that its efforts to take action on #theclimateemergency were recognised in the same year as Glasgow hosted COP26. Awards Coordinator Dean Taylor, offering his congratulations to all the nominees and winnners, said: “It is…

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