Exclusive: Barnett discusses world’s first grid scale Liquid air energy storage system


Highview and project partners, recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor, were awarded funding from the British Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS), to build a 5MW Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) technology system that can power up to 5,000 homes for around three hours.

The funding is supporting the design, build and testing of a pre-commercial LAES technology demonstrator alongside Viridor’s landfill gas generation plant at Pilsworth Landfill facility in Greater Manchester. In addition to providing energy storage, the LAES plant will convert low-grade waste heat, from the GE Jenbacher landfill gas engines, to power.

gasworld spoke exclusively to Highview’s Business Development Director, Matt Barnett, about the LAES technology demonstrator and the company’s future plans for much larger systems.

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