British energy company Highview Power is building a giant industrial plant that will use compressed air to store energy, according to The Guardian.
Upon completion of construction, it is planned to use some of the electricity to compress air to a liquid state in a giant reservoir. This air will then be used as needed to spin up a turbine that generates clean electricity.
The liquid-air battery will be a stepping stone towards a new fully renewable energy infrastructure. The UK government has already invested $ 12.42 million in the development of the project.
It is assumed that such a battery will function for three to four decades. The company is currently recruiting oil and gas engineers to service it.