What’s in store? Innovation in thermal storage

Researchers at the universities of Bath and Swansea claim to have made a breakthrough in thermal storage using a material derived from renewable seaweed. Molly Tooher-Rudd talks to Swansea University’s Jack Reynolds and Jonathon Elvins to hear how it could be used to store recovered heat in buildings

A frozen fix: cold thermal energy storage

A patented cold thermal energy storage system from O-Hx uses ice slurry to increase the efficiency of chillers. The company’s Bob Long says a pilot scheme at a drug facility shows 27% operational cost savings

A plan for all seasons: aquifer thermal energy storage

Seasonal thermal storage has the potential for significant carbon savings, but there are few examples in the UK. Alex Smith speaks to Belgium firm IFTech about how the technology can provide low carbon heating and cooling for energy networks