Energy storage project tucks away £8m from Government

Two British firms have tucked away £8 million from a government competition to back energy storage. Viridor Waste Management and tech firm Highview Power Storage bagged the cash to develop a technology to store air in a liquid state. This would then be used to supply electricity at times of high demand. Climate Change Minister […]

Engine for air-powered truck drives on apace

Engineers say a new engine powered by liquid air could be ready to test by the summer. Dearman engineering firm claims it could replace typical diesel engines, saving truck operators thousands of pounds in fuel costs. Engineers will test the Dearman Engine’s zero-emission cooling and power on a refrigerated truck during 2014, before moving to […]

UK University wins £6m for energy storage research facility

The University of Birmingham has been granted a £6 million fund to create a new facility to support research into energy storage technologies. Cryogenic energy storage systems – which uses liquid nitrogen to store and release energy – use off-peak electricity to liquefy air. The cryogenic liquids that is formed is stored in a vessel […]

Plans whoosh on for commercial liquid air energy plant

Plans are whooshing onwards for a new commercial scale power plant which uses air to make electricity. National Grid, engineers at Costain and energy technology firm Highview Power Storage have teamed up to submit a feasibility study of the proposed liquid air energy storage plant as part of DECC’s energy storage demonstration competition. Building at […]