Two dozen hopeful ventures in energy storage are to benefit from competition prizes worth £6.7 million.

Energy ministry D-BEIS confirmed the wins yesterday across competing technologies, funded out of the department’s £68 million Longer Duration Energy Storage (LDES) programme.  

The scheme helps innovators prep their brainwaves for commercial exploitation, at the same time as it raises their idea’s profile to investment ‘angels’.

Hydrogens both green and blue, chemical heat and lowering weights from great heights all feature in today’s list.   The winners include:

Greg Hands, D-BEIS’s energy and climate change minister, commended these and other early-stage winners.  “Driving forward energy storage technologies will be vital in Britain’s transition towards cheap, clean and secure renewable energy,” the minister said.



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