1. Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery

    Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery

    Construction is beginning on the world’s largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. The project near Manchester, UK, will use spare green energy to compress air into a liquid and store it. When demand is higher, the liquid air is released back into a gas, powering a turbine that puts the green energy back into the grid. The new liquid air battery, being developed by Highview Power, is due to be operational in 2022 and will be able to power up to 200,000 homes for five hours, and store power for weeks.

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    1. This revolutionary new 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.
    2. We owe it to future generations to build back better.
    3. The combination of being more developed and more scalable provides LAES with an opportunity to be competitive, if they can prove that they can reduce costs with increased scale.
    4. It will pass to the next generation.
    5. The first one is definitely the most important and this is why we really value the UK government's bold move to use UK technology to solve UK problems and afterwards export the tech globally.
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