Sumimoto Heavy Industries Invests $46m in Liquid Air Energy Storage

Liquid air energy storage firm Highview Power has landed a $46 million (£35.6m) investment from Japanese manufacturing company Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI).

Highview Power has been seeking funds to extend its cryo-battery technology. which cools air to -190°C. stores it as a liquid and then converts it into a pressurised gas which drives turbines to produce electricity when released under pressure. generating clean power.

Tomas Harju-Jeanty. CEO at SHI daughter company Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) said: One of the biggest barriers to a carbon-free future has been the ability of renewables to perform as reliably as. and as cost-effectively as traditional fuel sources.

Highview Power’s long duration energy storage technology not only solves the problems that enable dispatchable renewables but will be a catalyst in bringing the energy transition forward.

Javier Cavada. President and CEO of Highview Power. said By partnering with a large technology company with the reputation of SHI. we will be able to benefit from their vast know-how. resources. and operating experience in diversified markets.

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