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Invinity, the flow battery manufacturer, has had significant orders and is doubling manufacturing capacity

By Julian Singer In a trading update dated 9 March 2021 Invinity Energy Systems, the manufacturers of vanadium flow batteries, announced that it had 9.1MWh of capacity in the final stages of contract negotiation. This is on top of 18.6MWh of orders obtained in 2020 and 50.3MWh of sales under discussion. Invinity was formed from [...]

By | 2021-04-13T07:21:29+00:00 April 13th, 2021|RedT Energy|Comments Off on Invinity, the flow battery manufacturer, has had significant orders and is doubling manufacturing capacity

The UK Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy claims to be the first from a major economy

By Julian Singer In March the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) issued its Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy as promised in the Energy White Paper of last November. The UK industrial sector contributes 9 per cent of the UK’s GDP and provides 2.6 million jobs directly, but emits 16 per cent of UK emissions, [...]

By | 2021-04-06T07:44:20+00:00 April 6th, 2021|General|Comments Off on The UK Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy claims to be the first from a major economy

SSE is almost the only UK company operating UK’s offshore wind farms

By Julian Singer The UK may have the largest offshore wind capacity in the world, but little of it is operated by UK companies. It is well known that most of the equipment and technology for wind farms comes from non-UK firms. What may be less well known is that, according to the Crown Estate, [...]

By | 2021-03-31T13:09:47+00:00 March 31st, 2021|Wind|Comments Off on SSE is almost the only UK company operating UK’s offshore wind farms

Simec Atlantis Energy’s projects have good potential but high risks

By Julian Singer When we last wrote about Simec Atlantis Energy in March 2019 the company had just transformed itself from a tidal power developer into a “global developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects”. Behind this was an admission that tidal power was not going to break through to commercial success, at least not [...]

By | 2021-03-18T14:41:14+00:00 March 16th, 2021|Atlantis Resources, SIMEC Atlantis Energy|Comments Off on Simec Atlantis Energy’s projects have good potential but high risks

CCUS Projects are Slowly Getting off the Ground but the Volume Needed is Huge

By Julian Singer In an on-line event arranged by the Oxford Martin School on 1 March three experts explained how captured carbon could be stored underground and how much storage would be needed. Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) is a part of all four IPCC[1]scenarios for reaching net zero CO2 emissions in 2050, and [...]

By | 2021-03-09T09:58:11+00:00 March 9th, 2021|Oil & Gas|Comments Off on CCUS Projects are Slowly Getting off the Ground but the Volume Needed is Huge

Faradion’s sodium-ion battery has potential

By Julian Singer Faradion is a privately financed, Sheffield-based company that is developing sodium-ion rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not yet commercially available, but solve two problems with the standard lithium-ion variety. First, they are safer. In lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), if for any reason the electrodes come in contact, the resulting current can be large [...]

By | 2021-03-01T12:41:20+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Faradion’s sodium-ion battery has potential

Waste-to-energy company EQTEC’s share price has risen sharply but not its revenue

By Julian Singer EQTEC, the waste to energy company, has seen a significant rise in its share price over the last nine months, first in June 2020 when it increased from its previous year’s average of 0.15 pence to 0.5p, and then again in December 2020 to above 2p. EQTEC concentrates on producing synthetic gas, [...]

By | 2021-02-23T08:39:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2021|EQTEC|Comments Off on Waste-to-energy company EQTEC’s share price has risen sharply but not its revenue

Battery maker AMTE Power seeks admission to AIM

By Julian Singer On 8 February 2021 AMTE Power announced its intention to seek admission to trading on AIM. AMTE develops specialised lithium-ion batteries for particular niche markets. It was founded in December 2013 when it acquired the battery manufacturer AGM Batteries with its small-scale manufacturing plant in Thurso, Scotland. AMTE is currently working on [...]

By | 2021-02-16T10:17:08+00:00 February 17th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Battery maker AMTE Power seeks admission to AIM

The Uncertainty of Hydrogen

By Julian Singer Although it is accepted that hydrogen will be a key component of future energy systems, it is unclear exactly where it will be used and how it will be produced. This uncertainty has made governments and companies hesitate about committing huge investments. According to the International Energy Agency the production of hydrogen [...]

By | 2021-02-09T09:06:49+00:00 February 9th, 2021|General|Comments Off on The Uncertainty of Hydrogen

Verditek’s progress has been slowed by the pandemic

By Julian Singer Verditek’s main business is the manufacture of lightweight, flexible solar modules at its plant in Milan. In spite of the heavy toll from the corona virus in that city it had announced on 6 April 2020 that it was restarting its production line and expected to report its first revenue by the [...]

By | 2021-02-01T21:19:50+00:00 February 2nd, 2021|Verditek|Comments Off on Verditek’s progress has been slowed by the pandemic