Natural (gold) hydrogen

By Julian Singer On 7 June, at one of the Oxford Energy seminars, Dr. Chris Ballentine gave a fascinating talk entitled “Natural (gold) Hydrogen – Pipeline or Pipe dream?”. Gold hydrogen is hydrogen that occurs naturally in the earth’s surface. How wonderful if we could just drill for it like methane! The idea seemed absurd [...]

By |2022-07-17T08:04:56+00:00June 16th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Natural (gold) hydrogen

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

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

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

Hydrostor’s solution to large scale electricity storage

By Julian Singer The need for electricity storage has produced a bewildering array of different companies using different techniques. There are many ways in which they can be classified, one of which is by their capacity to store electricity. Small cells, such as lithium-ion, can of course be duplicated but generally become uneconomical beyond a [...]

By |2022-02-08T16:25:46+00:00February 8th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Hydrostor’s solution to large scale electricity storage

British Lithium makes a radical advance

By Barney Smith It is well known that Lithium is a soft, silver-white, chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3, which means that it is the least dense metal and solid element within the alkali metal group on the periodic table. In nature, lithium occurs only in compounds, due to its high [...]

By |2022-02-01T15:52:03+00:00February 1st, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on British Lithium makes a radical advance

How to develop a new storage system according to Donald Sadoway

By Julian Singer Donald Sadoway is a professor of chemistry at MIT. He has been known for his animated lecturing style for a number of years, but more recently he has given several entertaining talks promoting electricity storage using liquid metal batteries[1]. These talks focus not so much on the technology but on how to [...]

By |2022-01-21T17:11:55+00:00January 18th, 2022|Energy Storage|Comments Off on How to develop a new storage system according to Donald Sadoway

Ammonia as the global fuel reserve

By Julian Singer In a talk on 16 November 2021 that was part of the Oxford Energy series Mike Mason showed how ammonia could become the key fuel of the future. His argument starts from the observation that enough solar energy reaches the earth’s surface to satisfy our needs but that too much of it [...]

By |2022-02-23T13:05:13+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Ammonia as the global fuel reserve

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yxn5qnmemg 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 [...]

By |2021-10-20T10:16:27+00:00October 5th, 2021|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Ambri’s liquid metal battery appears well suited for electricity storage
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