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Process Simulation and Integration of Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) in the Context of Wind Electricity

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

About the Project

With the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the national electricity grid, it is increasingly challenging to balance the electricity demand and generation. Energy storage (esp. grid scale energy storage) technologies become an important technical solution. Inspired by the cryogenic air separation (ASU) process, Liquid air energy storage (LAES) emerges very recently. Compared with Compressed air energy storage (CAES), LAES doesn’t have any geological constraints. However there are many questions to answer when a LAES plant operating with spare electricity from wind farm is integrated into the electricity grid. This project aims to explore how to design and operate a LAES plant with wind electricity under certain grid requirements.

Funding Notes

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, bioscience or a related technical subject, or have an appropriate MSc qualification.

If English is not your first language then you must have International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) average of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component.

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