Published January 2017
At the request of the City of Edinburgh Council, we recently hosted a delegation of some fifty members of the Chamber of Commerce, Forssa, Finland. Prompted by the demographic and economic similarities between Finland and Scotland, the group had travelled to Edinburgh to learn more about the City’s economy.
They were initally greeted by Councillor Gavin Barrie, Chairman of the City’s Economy Committee and learnt about Edinburgh’s strengths in services, finance and tourism before visiting us in Leith to experience traditional manufacturing in the City.
Next up, the group visited Sunamp, who are pioneers in heat storage technology.
Sunamp Ltd designs, produces and sells compact, highly efficient modular Heat Batteries that use non-toxic Phase Change Material (PCM) to store heat energy. As well as exceptionally high energy density, they provide hot water at high flow rates, delivering world-leading high power density. This makes them optimal for a wide range of applications, including energy efficiency, grid balancing and renewable energy.
Sunamp Heat Batteries are scalable and can be tailored to specific applications from large-scale industrial use to household and to compact automotive solutions.
Sunamp is the global leader in thermal heat stores and is part of Edinburgh’s world leading research and development in the low carbon sector. The delegation were impressed to learn that as part of Edinburgh’s innovative industrial base, Blake Group are working closely with a number of companies on renewables technologies, assisting prototype development and commercial application and helping to deliver the clean energy solutions of the future.
We are sure that our Finnish guests had an enjoyable and informative visit in particular owing to the warm welcome provided by Andrew, Susan, Will and all the staff at Sunamp.