StorTera Wins Rushlight Awards 2019-20
04 February 2020
Eventure Media presented the 13th year of the Rushlight Awards at a lively Awards Party on Thursday night at Church House Westminster in London. Attended by organizations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, investors, advisers, media, trade associations and government departments, the party followed the very successful Rushlight Show where over 400 delegates participated in the UK Energy Breakfast & Seminar; the Cleantech Conference incorporating the Cleantech Innovation Showcase; the Resourceful Conference focused on the circular economy; the Sustainable Solutions Market Panel, where market-ready sustainable solutions are presented to major corporate customers; and the Exhibition, including the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst, Innovate UK Faraday Battery Challenge and BEIS Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund Showcases and the Rushlight Awards poster exhibition. The Show was sponsored by Innovate UK and DFID, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade, Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley, London South Bank University and Shoosmiths.
Prof Sir Ian Boyd, marine and polar scientist at the University of St Andrews, former Chief Scientific Adviser at DEFRA and the guest of honour at the Awards Party, noted the significant role that the entrants to the Rushlight Awards and other organisations like them played in addressing the climate change, resource management, agriculture, water, environment and biodiversity challenges now well-recognised and being faced by the human population today.
Clive Hall, Founder of the Rushlight Awards, commented: “Innovation is a key ingredient for combatting environmental problems and underpinning sustainable growth across our whole economy, helping us find new ways to manage our environmental footprint, reduce costs and help put our businesses on a more sustainable footing. The substantial progress that has been made over the last few years has been achieved through the successes of organisations such as those we celebrated and promoted last night.”
The overall winner was StorTera who have developed a single liquid flow battery, a highly novel system with one rechargeable liquid comprised of low cost, abundant and natural materials. This is then combined with an artificial intelligence-based control system to complement the flow battery. This can optimise performance by storing renewable energy when it is available on the grid, learning usage behaviour to maximise profitability and using machine learning to optimise the efficiency of the flow battery.
The full news release can be viewed via the Rushlight website
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