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.
The system takes in surplus electricity during off-peak hours and uses this to help produce a cryogen from a gaseous input, such as air.
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