Sunday, 9 January 2011

How Sweden turns human body heat into useful energy

Original http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12140954

Engineers in Stockholm have discovered a new way to trap and use human body heat.

At Stockholm's busy Central Station, engineers use heating exchangers to convert body heat into hot water and then pump that water to an office building next door, providing it with environmentally friendly and cost effective heating.

The process can reduce energy costs by up to 25%.

Xanthe Hinchey reports.