A subsidiary of Energetix Group plc has signed a collaboration deal with E.ON Engineering Limited and a major, un-named, European appliance manufacturer with the aim of potentially producing mass-market micro-CHP units.

The so-called Genlec modules and complete Genlec-enabled micro-CHP appliances will be used for E.ON and the European domestic heating market, with the move following work to develop the Genlec micro-CHP unit for UK homes.

Through a four-phase programme, including building prototypes, evaluation and field trials the parties plan to determine the most appropriate technical and commercial way to enable E.ON to deliver Genlec-enabled heating products to their customers.

Charles Bradshaw-Smith, head of Innovation at E.ON UK plc, said: ‘E.ON is delighted to partner with Energetix Genlec and to be involved with this innovative project which is designed to significantly assist consumers to lower their energy bills while helping to combat climate change.’