A six-month study on the potential of liquid air as a new and sustainable energy vector, published by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, will be presented at a one-day conference hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering on the 9 May.
Liquid air is a new energy storage technology that many experts believe could help meet some of our toughest energy challenges, including energy security and zero-emission transport.
The new white paper, Liquid Air in the future energy mix: A new industry for UK plc, investigates whether liquid air could provide a credible alternative to existing energy storage systems and low carbon transport solutions to better harness renewables and deliver energy security. It also considers the potential economic value to UK plc.
The paper is based on contributions from a wide range of energy experts including consultancies such as Arup, Poyry and Ricardo, the German industrial gases company Messer, and academics from the Universities of Leeds, Birmingham, Strathclyde, Brighton and Imperial College.