Kitchen gadget turns rubbish into ENERGY: Amateur inventor, 48, creates a £3,500 ‘washing machine’ incinerator that fuels hot water for your home.
- Nik Spencer, 48, from Worcestershire built the recycling machine on his own.
- The Home Energy Resource Unit (Heru) turns rubbish into energy in eight hours.
- Roughly the size of a washing machine, the Heru recycles plastic and food waste.
- The machine could save consumers money and energy and free up landfill sites.
- Prototypes are currently being trialled in a home and a cafe in Worcestershire.
- By Claire Duffin For The Daily Mail and Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline.
A father has invented a waste incinerator which allows his family to recycle their rubbish at home.
Nik Spencer, 48, says the device, which is about the size of a washing machine, can generate enough energy to heat a house.
Prototypes are being tested and he hopes that one day the incinerator will become commonplace, fitting under work surfaces alongside dishwashers.
Mr Spencer’s invention – called The Home Energy Resources Unit, or HERU – can recycle most household waste, including nappies, coffee cups and plastic.
It works by heating up the rubbish and turning it into a small amount of ash, which can be flushed safely down the drain.
The Heru is plumbed in to an attached boiler, which ensures potential dangerous gaseous emissions are filtered out.
On the way to the boiler, the waste gases pass through a patented filtration system, which removes any noxious chemicals and any unwanted odours.
It is then also passed through filters in the boiler, which make the final gas emissions harmless and odourless.
via The Daily Mail