The University of Nottingham - developing low carbon energy storage

The University of Nottingham has received £1.3m to develop a novel, low-carbon energy storage system to supply cheap, on-demand heat for people living and working in the UK. The technology will help to decarbonise the buildings sector, while also addressing issues of fuel poverty and pollution. The project aims to overcome technical challenges that currently limit the capabilities of conventional thermochemical energy storage systems, which require intermittent operation. The new system proposed will operate continuously at variable temperatures. At the same time, the researchers will investigate social, economic, environmental barriers that prevent the uptake of community-based heat networks in the UK.

 

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