Ambri’s liquid metal battery appears well suited for electricity storage

By Julian Singer Ambri, a Massachusetts-based  company founded by researchers at MIT, has designed a battery that is a promising contender for storing electricity. It is a liquid metal battery, which initially consists of solid Calcium and Antimony electrodes separated by Calcium Chloride (a type of salt). These elements are all readily and cheaply available [...]

By |2021-10-04T13:40:32+00:00October 5th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Ambri’s liquid metal battery appears well suited for electricity storage

Energy Vault gets substantial backing for its gravity-based storage system

By Julian Singer On 9 September Energy Vault, the Swiss energy storage company, announced a merger with Novus Capital Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition or “blank check” company that listed on the New York stock exchange in February. The combined company is valued at $1.1 billion. The combined company will start with $388m in [...]

By |2021-09-21T12:51:01+00:00September 21st, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Energy Vault gets substantial backing for its gravity-based storage system

EnergyNest’s heat battery is cheap and offers significant energy savings

By Julian Singer While most of the renewable world is focused on storing electricity, Norwegian company EnergyNest has concentrated on storing heat. It was founded in 2011 and received the first commercial revenue from its Thermal Battery in 2016. Since then it has been expanding its range of application. The principle is very simple: a [...]

By |2021-09-08T08:53:43+00:00September 7th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on EnergyNest’s heat battery is cheap and offers significant energy savings

After a successful IPO, AMTE Power enters into various development agreements

By Julian Singer The news on batteries is dominated by Gigawatt manufacturing sites such as those proposed by Britishvolt in Northumberland and Northvolt in Sweden. AMTE Power, who made a successful entry into AIM in March, is going a different way, focussing on specialist markets with its Ultra range of batteries, each of which has [...]

By |2021-08-24T14:46:40+00:00August 25th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on After a successful IPO, AMTE Power enters into various development agreements

UK Hydrogen Policy

By Barney Smith Last week the UK Government produced the long-awaited Hydrogen policy strategy which seeks to put some flesh on the bones of the “Ten-Point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution” launched by the Prime Minister in November 2020. Crucially, it recognises the importance of hydrogen within that overall plan. The strategy notes that [...]

By |2021-08-24T08:44:13+00:00August 24th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on UK Hydrogen Policy

Italy’s Energy Dome joins the list of potential storage providers

By Julian Singer At the annual Oxford Energy Day in 2019, whose theme was storage, a bewilderingly long list of possible techniques was presented, many of which were still academic or at the stage of laboratory testing. Now we are seeing an increasing number of these ideas being implemented by small companies that are building [...]

By |2021-08-10T17:19:04+00:00August 11th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Italy’s Energy Dome joins the list of potential storage providers

Lithium including Cornish Lithium

By Barney Smith If, and it is a big “If”, the whole world suddenly wholeheartedly embraced electric cars, what would be the consequences? Leaving aside the problems arising from the substantial rising demand for more electricity from renewable sources for charging the cars and the problems caused by the world’s over-reliance on copper and cobalt [...]

By |2021-07-05T14:18:18+00:00July 6th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Lithium including Cornish Lithium

Highview Power announces new projects for its Cryobattery

By Julian Singer When we last wrote about Highview Power (Greenbarrel, June 2020) the company was embarking on its first commercial electrical storage project at Trafford, Greater Manchester. Now it has eight more “..entering the execution phase this year or next” according to an interview with the CEO, Javier Cavada, in rechargenews.com. Highview is a [...]

By |2021-05-12T15:18:41+00:00May 11th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Highview Power announces new projects for its Cryobattery

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+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Faradion’s sodium-ion battery has potential

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+00:00February 17th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Battery maker AMTE Power seeks admission to AIM
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