Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) and CCS

Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) and CCS

The strategy for continuing to use gas-fired power stations to balance grids, and for continuing to produce most hydrogen using Steam Methane Reformation (SMR) of methane, all depends on Carbon Capture, (Use and) Storage, or CCS / CCUS. Carbon Capture CCS is expensive...
Electric versus Fuel Cell Vehicles

Electric versus Fuel Cell Vehicles

Mark’s Blog Personal blog of Mark Howitt, founding director and CTO of Storelectric Ltd and recognised international expert in the energy transition Electric Vehicles Batteries are the major technology being proposed for the decarbonisation of transportation, but not...
Political or Regulatory?

Political or Regulatory?

Introduction There are many current issues facing the energy system which are challenging enough without confusing political challenges with regulatory ones. Too many political challenges are being given to regulators to sort out, which is grossly complicating matters...
Review of Increasing Grid Balancing Costs

Review of Increasing Grid Balancing Costs

Introduction It has been widely reported that grid balancing costs in the UK have doubled between September and November, which is concerning both Ofgem and National Grid. The latter have instigated a review, which the Ofgem awaits before deciding on any actions....
Emissions Benefits of Storelectric’s CAES

Emissions Benefits of Storelectric’s CAES

This report analyses the emissions benefits (avoided emissions) of Storelectric’s Green CAES and Hydrogen CAES plants. For Hydrogen CAES, a methane-fired version is considered; if hydrogen-fired, then the figures for Green CAES apply approximately. For ease of...
Hydrogen’s Missing Links

Hydrogen’s Missing Links

 Hydrogen is an essential part of the Net Zero economy, so we support funding for developing its technologies. However it is not a panacea for everything; in particular its scope does not include balancing renewable generation or the electricity grid – see The...