A series of seven awards have been presented by the UK’s Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) in recognition of achievement, innovation and best practice in the sector.

CHP installations in an ice cream factory, a university and a hospital along with a citywide heat network were among the schemes. For example, the Innovation Award was presented to Baxi Commercial for a mini CHP system and underground thermal storage and ground source heat pumps installed at Notre Dame Primary School, Glasgow.

The Industrial and Commercial Award went to Edina (pictured) for their work in helping R&R Ice Cream overcome their electricity supply issues while Edina also scooped the Campus, Community and Residential category for the renovation of a derelict listed building to house a new CHP system for Liverpool University.

Meanwhile, Cofely was awarded the Public Sector Award for a citywide heating network in Birmingham while the International category was won by Clarke Energy for their Kenyan Biojoule biogas plant.

CHPA director Dr Tim Rotheray said: ‘These awards are a tangible recognition of your successes at delivering a transformation in the way consumers’ energy needs are met.’