Yearly Archives: 2011

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December 23rd, 2011
The Engineer’s Top 10 Technologies of 2011, The Engineer

Using liquid air or nitrogen as an energy carrier, either to store electricity or as a vehicle fuel, isn’t a new idea, but creating a viable and efficient commercial technology to do this has been an elusive goal for many years.

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/blog/the-engineers-top-10-technologies-of-2011/1011314.article#ixzz1iwzjj0Qa

December 14th, 2011
Energy storage project wins major award, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

An innovative energy storage project co-developed by EPSRC-supported researchers at the University of Leeds has won the ultimate accolade at The Engineer magazine’s 2011 Technology and Innovation Awards. The team won this year’s Grand Prix, and was also winner of the Energy category. Two other EPSRC-sponsored projects won their respective categories.

Working with project partner, Highview Power Storage, the Leeds team co-designed and lab-tested a novel cryogenic energy storage system that stores off-peak energy, using liquefied air as the storage medium.

Read more: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2011/Pages/majorawards.aspx

 

December 7th, 2011
Better Storage Than a Battery, New Energy and Fuel

A liquid nitrogen powered engine could provide an energy storage alternative to batteries and fuel cells.   Such an engine is driven by the pressure created as liquid nitrogen (LN2) returns to its gas form and could provide a way of powering a vehicle with a longer range and faster refueling than a battery without producing any noxious tailpipe emissions.

Read more: http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2011/12/07/better-storage-than-a-battery/

 

 

 

December 6th, 2011
Energy storage project wins major award, Leeds University

An innovative energy storage project co-developed by researchers at the University of Leeds has won the ultimate accolade at The Engineer magazine’s 2011 Technology and Innovation Awards.

Working with project partner, Highview Power Storage , the Leeds team led by Professor Yulong Ding (SPEME), co-designed and lab-tested a novel cryogenic energy storage system that stores off-peak energy, using liquefied air as the storage medium. The project won this year’s Energy Award as well as the Grand Prix.

Read more: http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/news/2011/success-at-engineer-awards.shtml

December 2nd, 2011
The 2011 Energy & Environment Winner – CES, The Engineer

Cryogenic energy storage (CES) pilot plant

Highview Power Storage, Scottish and Southern Energy, BOC/Linde, University of Leeds

Energy storage is critical if we are serious about replacing fossil fuels with renewable electricity sources. One of the key problems with wind, wave and solar power is their intermittency, so matching the unreliable supply of green electricity to our demand requires an intermediate step so we can save the energy in some form for when we need it. Additionally, those countries whose traditional infrastructure is struggling to meet demand could benefit hugely from a back-up system to help accommodate peak consumption.

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/awards-2011/the-2011-energy-and-environment-winner-ces/1011114.article

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