About the Technology
Basic principles of Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES)
Highview’s technology draws from established processes from the turbo-machinery, power generation and industrial gas sectors. The components of Highview’s processes can be readily sourced from large OEMs and have proven life times and performances.
In common with all energy storage systems, our LAES system comprises of three primary processes: a charging system; an energy store; and a power recovery. Uniquely these can be scaled independently to optimise the system for different applications.
Why Liquid Air Energy Storage?
- No geographical constraints
- Low capital cost
- Long lifetime 25+ years
- Scaleable to 100MWs/GWhs
- Mature components available from a global supply chain
- Integration of industrial low-grade waste heat and waste cold
- Uses no scarce or toxic materials
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Highview maintains a rapidly expanding portfolio of patents covering all aspects of Liquid Air Energy Storage, protecting innovations relating to the process, system components and methods of operation.
Innovation is at the core of our work and we operate on a principle of proactively identifying and protecting intellectual property generated by our engineers and business development team. We have found that inventions arise from exploring new applications and business models as much as from project work and research & development.
The Intellectual Property team works closely with all areas of the business to help identify inventions and fully explore their potential, and works with the patent attorneys to protect them in the most appropriate way for the business.