This competition aims to accelerate commercialisation of innovative longer duration energy storage projects through to actual demonstrations (Stream 1) or to first-of-a-kind (FOAK) full-system prototypes (Stream 2). We are looking for proposals for electrical storage, thermal storage and power-to-x technologies which can provide novel grid services and demonstrate cost reductions and improvement in technology performance. They should not include commercial solutions such as pumped hydro or lithium ion.
BEIS 15th June 2021 read more »
Britain in talks with six companies about gigafactories. Six companies are in talks with the UK about building so-called gigafactories for production of batteries for electric cars, in moves that could secure the future of Britain’s automobile industry. Carmakers Ford and Nissan, conglomerates LG and Samsung, and start-ups Britishvolt and InoBat Auto are in discussions with the UK government or local authorities about locations for potential factories and financial support, according to people briefed on the talks.
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