Could flow batteries provide a viable and cost effective solution for reducing emissions in shipping?

Could flow batteries provide a viable and cost effective solution for reducing emissions in shipping?

Posted on Jul 16, 2020

Findings from a 6 month feasibility study have demonstrated that flow batteries, could offer a more cost effective and flexible solution to reducing ships emissions than conventional solid batteries.

Ships need ports

Ships need ports

Posted on May 28, 2020

As a maritime nation, we depend on our port infrastructure. Ports are major users of energy, for operating dockside handling facilities, and powering the port’s vessels, such as pilot craft and tugs. In addition, ships usually use their own engines when moored to power their onboard facilities, which on a cruise liner are very extensive. […]

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Smart chemistry, smart control.

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

Swanbarton is proud to be contributing to the ADEPT project in partnership with Infinite Renewables, GS Yuasa and Sheffield University. ADEPT is demonstrating adventurous new energy management techniques on an industrial site. It includes the control of an exciting new battery configuration. GS Yuasa’s 100kW battery integrates strings of Lithium-ion and Lead-acid cells onto a […]

Free local markets make organic microgrids investable

Free local markets make organic microgrids investable

Posted on May 4, 2021

Swanbarton’s trading platform makes microgrid investments attractive to some of the poorest people in the world. It enables a local community to grow its own microgrid organically, adding links and energy resources as the opportunity or need arises. Persuading households to invest in electricity microgrids needs a compelling business proposition. Households easily see the benefit […]

Shore power for shipping: using flow batteries to reduce emissions

Shore power for shipping: using flow batteries to reduce emissions

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Last year we published the results of the Shore Power for Shipping (SPIDS) project conducted by Marine South East and Swanbarton.  The project was funded from the Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG). You can read the project summary in the report: Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG): Project Outcomes (publishing.service.gov.uk) (see page 16).  Our […]

Anthony Price, OBE

Anthony Price, OBE

Posted on Jan 10, 2021

The staff at Swanbarton are proud to announce that the company’s founder and director – Anthony Price – has been appointed OBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for services to the energy storage industry. Anthony has dedicated over twenty-five years to developing, commercialising and promoting energy storage technologies to help deliver clean, secure and […]

From renewable generation to renewable consumption

From renewable generation to renewable consumption

Posted on Nov 24, 2020

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. Its Smart Grants are for ideas that are game-changing, innovative, disruptive and commercially viable. One of those ideas is Swanbarton’s. UK businesses are deterred from installing renewable generation technologies such as solar […]

Delivery of innovative battery to Portsmouth International Port

Delivery of innovative battery to Portsmouth International Port

Posted on Aug 27, 2020

Yuasa Europe delivered their innovative new dual battery to Portsmouth International Port on 18th August.  We will soon integrate the battery with our own innovative storage management controller, as part of the Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project with Portsmouth International Port and our other partners, Marine South East and Energy Systems Catapult.   For the […]

Making shipping sustainable and safe (part 2)

Making shipping sustainable and safe (part 2)

Posted on May 15, 2020

Our work to make ships clean and green continues! We are pleased to be starting work on another project with Marine South East to work towards zero emissions in the marine environment. In the FLO-MAR project, we will investigate the design and operation of vessel types most suitable for flow batteries. Alongside Swanbarton and Marine […]

Making shipping sustainable and safe

Making shipping sustainable and safe

Posted on Mar 31, 2020

Swanbarton and Marine South East are developing new technology to deliver clean, sustainable energy to the ships of the future. The Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Future of Mobility Grand Challenge’, aims to make the UK a world leader in moving people, goods and services safely, cleanly and sustainably. Swanbarton and Marine South East (MSE) are […]

The benefits of minute-by-minute local energy trading

The benefits of minute-by-minute local energy trading

Posted on Aug 6, 2019

In our recent post The Minuteman of the Half-Hour, we explained some of the benefits of local energy trading based on one minute settlement periods. The whitepaper below, produced for Swanbarton’s LEMDEx local energy market project, explores the issue in a little more depth. A Local Energy Market (LEM) is an intuitively simple idea. A […]