World's Largest Liquid Air Battery
UK Government awards £10million for cutting-edge electricity storage facility in Greater Manchester.
07:27 06 July 2020
CryoBattery, the world's first commercial liquid air battery project in Greater Manchester, is said to bring greater flexibility to UK's energy grid by storing enough electricity to power 200,000 homes. The government-backed project which has recently received £10million funding, is expected to create 200 jobs while helping UK better harness green energy.
The revolutionary project will be run by energy storage company Highview. The CryoBattery works by using electricity to cool and compress air, turning it into liquid and storing it in industrial-sized containers. When the electricity demands rise, the air will be converted back into gas and used to power a turbine.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said: "This revolutionary new CryoBattery facility will form a key part of our push towards net zero, bringing greater flexibility to Britain's electricity grid and creating green-collar jobs in Greater Manchester."
"Projects like these will help us realise the full value of our world-class renewables, ensuring homes and businesses can still be powered by green energy, even when the sun is not shining and the wind not blowing."