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PLATO EBR Parent Company Nitronica launches Heat Gem romari

17 September 2014

Heat Gem is a small device fitted onto commercial boilers that has been designed to directly address burner efficiency thereby reducing energy consumption and saving fuel costs in the region of 15-30%. Installation is quick and comes with a 3 year warranty and there is a quick return on investment since the device also cuts down on boiler servicing and boiler lifespan is increased. The Heat Gem romari product is accompanied by a web portal where you can access diagnostic reports for your business. The HeatGEM™ product, which is owned and wholly manufactured by Nitronica Ltd, based in Ballynahinch Co Down, and is marketed under the Romari brand, will be pitched at any organisation operating gas or oil ON/OFF commercial boilers. 

The Heat Gem romari launch took place in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast The product was launched by Managing Director of Nitronica, John Mellon and was officially launched by Simon Hamilton, Minister of Finance who said “I wish John Mellon and his team every success with HeatGEM™ and hope to see the product range expand over the coming years.”


Sam McCloskey of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE), indicated that NI had a target of 40% energy from renewable sources and that marine energy sources were growing in importance. NI has one of the highest levels of fuel poverty in Europe. Sam suggested smart grid technologies, WHR (Waste Heat Recovery) and energy storage were some of the main future challenges for this sector.  Mark Welsh Energy Services Manger, from Energia also spoke at the launch event about the NI Sustainable Energy Programme and quotes the IPCC report in saying it is up to businesses to lead innovation and they will profit.

The event was supported by SMART EcoHub a partner project of PLATO EBR.


Nitronica has been in business 60 years manufacturing on site in diverse sectors from renewables to telecoms to aerospace in local markets, GB, Europe and North America. John Mellon Managing director of Nitronica volunteers his time to assist SMEs in the PLATO EBR Down Group on a monthly basis; we thank John for his ongoing contribution, it is of great benefit to the participant companies to hear direct from John about his entrepreneurial journey and his progressive company.


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