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Reference Number InnUK/102000/01
Title Decoupled Green Energy Supply
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 50%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 50%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 25%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Siemens plc
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 January 2015
End Date 31 December 2018
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £1,064,337
Industrial Sectors
Region North East
Programme Competition Call: 1401_CRD_SUST_LES - Localised energy systems. Activity Localised energy systems- a cross-sector approach
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Siemens plc (46.854%)
  Other Investigator Professor SCE Tsang , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (18.851%)
Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (7.518%)
Dr A Valera-Medina , Engineering, Cardiff University (26.777%)
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Abstract The project is focused on the use of ammonia as a carbon-free fuel, to fully decouple the supply and demand of electricity from fluctuating renewable energy sources. A small scale demonstrator will be designed and assembled, to evaluate the performance and scalability of a system that accepts intermittent energy and delivers reliable matched base load electricity to meet demand. The key components of this local configuration are an agile synthesis unit which produces ammonia, a generator and internal combustion engine, suitable to use the stored ammonia to generate electricity on demand.
Note : Investigator change made after start of project - University of Oxford has replaced University of Strathclyde - record updated accordingly 6/Aug/2015.
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 05/08/15