Institute To Focus On Efficient Energy Storage
Leeds University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have formed a joint research institute to develop next-generation energy storage systems.
The institute — a collaboration between the Institute of Particle Science & Engineering at Leeds University and the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at CAS — will focus on thermal- and mechanical-based energy storage technologies.
The projects will aim to develop and test new materials and processes for energy storage and explore methods for transferring and using energy more efficiently in both domestic settings and industry.
The two partners have worked together on projects for many years but this is the first time they have agreed to co-ordinate and combine their resources.
Finding more effective and efficient ways to store energy is becoming increasingly important to deal with the problem of peak demand on electricity grids. The ability to store excess energy generated from wind or solar generation is also a pressing problem.
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