Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

“Gneiss to see you!”: power storers Gravitricity ask financiers to drop in

The Edinburgh-based weight droppers kicked off this year by unveiling their FlexiStore hydrogen storage technology as a new product alongside their existing gravity-based technologies. The...

Faraday Challenge hands out £27.6 million to battery innovators

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques have received funding from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins...

Czechs write cheque to buy InterGen

Independent power producing major InterGen has been sold by its parent company to Czech investors Creditas Group for an undisclosed sum. With over 25 years’...

Aussies follow on, offering to retrieve England battery team from ashes

Administrators of collapsed battery mega-manufacturer Britishvolt think they’ve found its saviour in an Australian startup. Founded only last year, Recharge Industries were named at the...

VPP champ Octopus Maxes out, permits firms to spread single-site clean generation UK-wide

Green-exclusive generator Octopus Energy, Britain’s third biggest supplier, is enabling multi-site companies who self-generate their renewable power to spread it between sites, even nationwide. The...

Zenobē sparks up Europe’s biggest net-plugged battery, in quest of multi-million savings

Battery optimisers and traders Zenobē have begun operations at the weekend from their new 100MW installation at Capenhurst, Cheshire. It is Europe’s biggest to be...

Zenobē reaches financial close on Phase 1 of world’s first 300 MW battery hooked...

Ground is being broken at Blackhillock, between Aberdeen & Inverness, to deliver the first 200MW of a planned 300MW storage project.  Zenobē say it’s...

Harmony and Downing trumpet clean power buys

Two London-quoted investment funds were today separately celebrating new power assets joining their portfolios. Harmony Energy Income Trust, which invests in UK battery energy storage,...

Dry cells, in the wet: seaborne battery charges beneath Orkney’s waves

An ambitious collaborative project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas off the north of...

Axpo to build battery storage in Sweden

In the latest expansion of its battery storage capacity, Axpo will build a 20MW/20MWh facility in Sweden to deliver services to the grid in...

CCUS “backed by government’s £20 billion” to head Hunt’s energy Budget, Treasury briefs

Twenty-year Government incentives promoting carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) will reportedly headline benefits to the energy sector in Jeremy Hunt’s Budget on Wednesday. The...

UK’s biggest li-ion recycling plant set to open “within weeks”

Britain’s biggest facility for recycling lithium from batteries along with associated cobalt, manganese and & nickel, moved closer to reality today, as the Environment...

Battery gunk recycler scores CAM first

A battery recycling start-up is claiming a UK first, announcing today that it has isolated a key component to make new lithium-ion batteries from...

NG zooms for industry views to speed renewables hook-ups

National Grid ESO has opened its latest round of consultation events, aimed at tapping industry wisdom to speed up connections for new renewables generators. Over...

Ecotricity to launch UK’s first electric airline, but with kerosene fuelling early flights

High profile green industrialist Dale Vince, pictured, is to launch what he intends to become the UK’s first all-electric airline. Ecotricity, Vince’s 28-year old low...

EDF Renewables secures 3 grid-scale battery sites 

EDF Renewables UK has secured planning approval for three new grid-scale battery sites in Kent, Norwich and Essex which will support the transition to...

The firm, part of Autocraft Solutions Group, calculates that a vast majority of EV batteries currently deemed exhausted and fit only for scrap, are...

North Sea stashes: Authority issues first permits to sequester carbon

Fourteen high volume storage operators learned today they’ve received 21 licences between them to pump CO2 and other greenhouse gas pollutants into voids under...

Solid as sodium: Lancs battery pioneers approach volume output, thanks to Italian partners

British battery technologists have co-developed a manufacturing process easing automation in making next-generation cells based on sodium-metal-chloride chemistry. LiNA Energy, a privately held, six-year old...