Could MRI scans prove the key to developing new battery tech?

The University of Birmingham says the technology will enable faster evaluation of new battery materials and help accelerate commercialisation

Europe’s battery market ‘shrunk year-on-year in 2019’

The market grew by only one gigawatt-hour in 2019, signficantly down on growth in the previous year

Batteries ‘allow a quarter more renewables to be used during peak periods’

Northern Powergrid and Moixa have trialled a virtual powerplant on the roofs of homes in Oxspring, Barnsley – they found smart home batteries can increase electricity network capacity

Blue Nova Energy launches ‘MegaBoy’ smart energy storage system

The firm’s smart battery product has now been successfully demonstrated at Reunert Park in Midrand, Johannesburg

UK’s electricity network companies unveil 1MW resource registers

The new registers showcase information for a range of electricity generators, storage facilities and flexibility providers across the country

Heriot-Watt University hunts out UK’s best carbon storage sites

A new study will map the geological features of the southern North Sea and assess their carbon storage potential, as well as calculating where leakages may take place

EU project to improve battery lifecycle and performance launched in Spain

Researchers plan to use neutron diffraction techniques to help produce the next generation of advanced lead batteries

Carbon dioxide emissions
Norway proposes to invest £54m in CCS projects in 2020

Part of the budget would support the development of a full-scale CO2 capture, transport and storage project and provide funds for operation of the Technology Centre at Mongstad

Green light for £8m net zero carbon neighbourhood in Wales

The 35 new homes will use very low energy building design and consist of technologies such as thermal and electrical storage, onsite solar panels and ground source heat pumps

US invests $25m in advancing natural gas operations

Projects aim to develop methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure