A great story broken by Plant Engineer
last week has been picked up by the BBC and is raising the profile of energy storage in the mainstream media. Dr Tim Fox of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers thinks liquid air and liquid nitrogen energy storage solutions are areas where the UK could steal a march over international rivals in the sector.
He and several other UK engineers made the case for liquid air, highlighting the fact that whereas the country has little in the way of an advanced battery industry, it excels globally in the area of cryogenics. Harnessing this world-class expertise could allow the UK to grow its economy in an energy storage sector currently dominated by Asia and North America.