Sumitomo backs Highview with £36m global partnership
British "liquid air" energy storage start-up Highview Power has announced a partnership with major Japanese conglomerate, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, that will accelerate the global roll-out of its cryogenic storage facilities.
Northern Powergrid trial charges up electric vans to replace emergency generators
Northern Powergrid is running a trial to use electric vans with on-board battery storage to replace diesel generators as a more sustainable means of restoring power to consumers during emergency works or power cuts.
How materials science will underpin the future energy network
What are the materials that will serve as the backbone for electrical energy storage, renewable energy generation, gas and the grid itself in the future, and how might they underpin the future of the energy network? Four academics from Newcastle University and Durham University discuss the role of materials science in developing new network capacity.
£42m funding for energy storage research
Up to £42 million of government funding has been made available for energy storage research.
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New centre for development of battery technology
The new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NMDF) will be based in Coventry and Warwickshire, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.