A university-developed technology for storing renewable energy without using batteries has been awarded more than $3 million dollars for development under the federal government's Industrial Transformation Research Hubs program.
The University of New South Wales' Integrated Energy Storage Solution turns excess renewable energy into gas which can be stored and then burned to generate electricity when the supply of renewable energy falls below demand.
The revolutionary technology is a unique way to store energy - one of the biggest obstacles to widespread use of renewable energy.
Zhao Yang Dong, professor of energy systems who is leading the project for UNSW says excess electricity can convert water into hydrogen and with the addition of carbon dioxide it can be turned into a gas which can be stored and later reused.
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