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Compressed air energy storage

Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is a way to store energy generated at one time for use at another time using compressed air. At utility scale, energy generated during periods of low energy demand (off-peak) can be released to meet higher demand (peak load) periods.

Compressed air energy storage

  • Eco-Tech Ceram

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Eco-Tech Ceram (ETC) is a European Small Enterprise focused on the industrial energy efficiency market.  EcoStock, using refractory ceramic made from waste. This solution contributes to two of the European 2020 objectives: 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% reduction in primary energy use, by recovering and reusing their waste heat
     

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Passive method for capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide

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    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Carbon capture is a promising approach for the removal of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an attempt to prevent and reverse climate change. Current approaches toward capturing carbon are focused on the point of production specifically industrial and energy settings. However these methods consume high levels of energy while ignoring the other major sources of atmospheric carbon dioxide. This technology utilizes a granular sorbent material for binding atmospheric carbon dioxide.

  • Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    The second generation of Compressed Air Energy Storage deals with the thermal issues to achieve higher efficiences. Currently, there are a number of companies and demonstration plants. Efficiencies between 70 and 80% are forecasted.

    Applications: long term-storage, short-term storage, arbitrage, distributed/off-grid storage, frequency or voltage regulation, reserve grid capacity, mobility

  • Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Compressing air is a way to store energy, and combining this with a generator yields a way of storing electricity. Systems have been in use in applications such as starting large engines or in the propulsion of mine locomotives. At a larger scale, the technology is used to shift the energy demand for smaller and larger electricity grids, providing storage. Air heats up when compressed, and cools down when decompressed, generating a natural barrier for efficiency. To counter this, some installations use an external source of heat, like natural gas. Efficiencies up to 45% are attainable.

  • Wilefko wave energy

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Wilefko wave is a novel system consisting of trains of oscillating blades with an intermediate stage of accumulation of compressed air with a threefold purpose: 1) generate electricity 2) seawater desalination and 3) pump water. It uses an energy source that is the ocean which is more constant abundant predictable and with a capacity of 800 times more energy than wind energy FEATURE 1. Multi-linear palette method increasing from 2 to 3 times the energy harvested 2.

  • Municipal Water Distribution System

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    Product

    Plasson provides wide range of solutions for connecting PE pipe. Plasson’s catalogue are fittings and valves of various sizes configurations working pressures seal materials and chemical resistance. General description: Compression Fittings: PP fittings and valves for connecting PE pipe to PE steel copper PVC PP and PB pipe. They are used for conveying water and other fluids in the municipal and rural sectors mining industry agriculture and used to protect communication lines from water.