Corollary - the IUS synergies...

An overused term, but none fits better the outcomes from the IUS concept:

  • Quality utility services, all together and anywhere, with security in supply immune to external disruptions; wherever people and industry need or want to be, and can be moved on when they move on.

  • No new infrastructure required, with the significant material resources and embedded carbon involved: fuel delivery is the only requirement and that from a global distribution business already in place, with cost-efficient and seamless end-to-end supply lines from supertanker to local dispensing pump.

  • Operating cost a fraction of the combined utility tariffs displaced, just the fuel consumed for the electrical power use; this in turn would be at a minimum, essentially confined to electronics, motor drives and lighting appliances, with the abundance of by-product energy providing all heat-based services.

  • A wide range of fuel options can be used, with the high netback value leveraging commercial biofuel developments for both immediate site conversion to low/zero/negative carbon and atmospheric CO2 reduction, without any further interventions. And without need for subsidies, the Achilles heel in business sustainability.

  • Resource use efficiency in energy, water and wastes to the maximum, and without adverse environmental impacts; all a natural consequence of the process design.

  • IUS packages use the same component technologies across all applications, with economies of scale in volume production and subsequent service replacement/reconditioning by the OEM.

The IUS concept marks a new game in utilities but also an end game, as the ultimate in de-centralisation through a straightforward and practical solution.  With the ability to provide all 'life support systems' from one facility, on-site, what would be a better alternative...?