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Tees Valley Lithium aims to build the first UK lithium processing plant

By Julian Singer Tees Valley Lithium (TVL) aims to build what it claims will be the first major low carbon Lithium Hydroxide (LIH) plant in the UK. Currently there are no LIH plants in Europe, even though it is the principal form of lithium required by battery manufacturers, in particular those using the most popular [...]

By |2022-05-20T09:28:32+00:00May 20th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Tees Valley Lithium aims to build the first UK lithium processing plant

Clean Power Hydrogen starts to sell its electrolysers and lists on AIM

By Julian Singer Clean Power Hydrogen, or CPH2, manufactures a membrane-free electrolyser to produce so-called green hydrogen from electricity and water. The company was founded in Ireland in 2012 by Dr Nigel Williamson and Joe Scott but established its headquarters in Doncaster in 2018. Dr Williamson had worked for ITM Power, the leading UK electrolyser [...]

By |2022-05-11T16:58:45+00:00May 10th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Clean Power Hydrogen starts to sell its electrolysers and lists on AIM

AIM-listed renewable stocks drifted lower in 2021 but there are some encouraging new entries

By Julian Singer We last looked at the performance of AIM-listed renewable energy stocks in April 2021. The plots below show the performance of the same stocks, plus some new ones, over the last two years. Clearly all stocks have been affected since the beginning of the year by fears of inflation and the invasion [...]

By |2022-05-01T08:03:31+00:00May 3rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on AIM-listed renewable stocks drifted lower in 2021 but there are some encouraging new entries

50GW of Offshore Wind by 2030?

By Julian Singer The British Energy Security Strategy issued by the government on 7 April set a new goal of 50GW of offshore wind, including 5GW of floating wind, by 2030. Many doubt whether this is feasible. There is currently 11GW operational with a further 2GW expected to come on line in 2022 from the [...]

By |2022-04-11T20:28:44+00:00April 11th, 2022|Wind|Comments Off on 50GW of Offshore Wind by 2030?

AMTE focuses on product development and scaling-up but its share price suffers

By Julian Singer AMTE Power, the Thurso-based manufacturer of lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, marked the first anniversary of its AIM listing in February. Its shares were sold for 175p at the initial public offering but have dropped steadily since then to their present value of 90p. This is disappointing, given the need for energy storage [...]

By |2022-04-06T18:00:22+00:00April 6th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on AMTE focuses on product development and scaling-up but its share price suffers

Expo2020 and Dubai

Dubai World Expo 2020 closes on 31 March. Delayed a year by Covid it has still managed to attract 20 million visitors, only slightly down on the 25m predicted. Spread over 1000 acres there are pavilions or exhibits from 237 countries and 28 organisations. Some attendees surprise. How can small countries like Palau (population 18000) [...]

By |2022-03-25T05:43:54+00:00March 24th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Expo2020 and Dubai

Sunamp’s phase change technique provides a compact way to store heat

By Julian Singer One of the obstacles to using heat pumps for domestic heating is the need to store hot water, since unlike the combi gas boiler the heat pump cannot produce hot water instantly on demand. It needs to be stored in a hot water tank, but since the advent of combi gas boilers [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:32:49+00:00March 17th, 2022|Heating|Comments Off on Sunamp’s phase change technique provides a compact way to store heat

What should be done if Russia cuts its gas supply?

By Julian Singer Europe, including the UK, Norway and other non-EU countries, imports about 33 per cent of its gas from Russia. Not surprisingly, many studies have been made in the last month examining what would happen if Russia stopped its supply. In the short term Europe has the capacity to store up to 20 [...]

By |2022-03-09T13:28:15+00:00March 9th, 2022|Oil & Gas|Comments Off on What should be done if Russia cuts its gas supply?

Bombora Wave hopes to solve the problem of generating power from waves

By Julian Singer Many people have dreamt of generating electricity from waves but no one has yet shown it to be commercially successful. Anyone returning from a seaside vacation knows the power of waves, but no one has yet found a system that is rugged enough to withstand the large forces they can generate at [...]

By |2022-02-28T12:44:19+00:00March 1st, 2022|Hydro & Water|Comments Off on Bombora Wave hopes to solve the problem of generating power from waves

A Norwegian manufacturer of electrolysers with a long history

By Julian Singer Nel ASA is a Norwegian company that claims to be not only the first but also the largest manufacturer of electrolysers in the world. It started as a part of Norsk Hydro in 1927 at a time when Norway was beginning to devote some of its huge potential for hydroelectric power to [...]

By |2022-02-24T12:52:33+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on A Norwegian manufacturer of electrolysers with a long history
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