Careful Numpty, your out there batting with the intellectual heavyweights!!!!
"You do not necessarily have to spend billions on something if you come up with a brilliant idea on your own. Look at the steam engine, just looking at s kettle!!"
"I'm confused. So, you don't charge it like a conventional battery? You wait till it's depleted and then you change it after 1,500 miles at which point it needs to be recycled and rebuilt? Maybe I can't read....or maybe the way the article is written is terrible, and leaves out key details. Anyway, it might be cheap on paper, but by the time it becomes a commercial commodity, I'm sure it will be so expensive, ordinary people won't be able to afford it, and the government will tax it to death - because that's the UK way"
"Why don't electric cars have solar panels on the roof and bonnet? Also UVB resistant windows plus solar panel film?"
I'm calling balls on it just cos its the daily fail :-)
The 'inventor's' co was struck off 4 1/2 year ago: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06710883/filing-history
Now reinvented itself as MAL (R&D).
In a presentation to the national oceanography centre (and Tamar energy community!)he states that the 1500 mile claim was 'in bench tests', not real world. https://conference.noc.ac.uk/sites/conference.noc.ac.uk/files/documents/4.%20Trevor%20Jackson%20-%20MAL.pdf (no date, but pre 2018
The problem appears to be self degradation once the battery is used: https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/solution-aluminum-air-battery-issue/171999835659812
Do you mean this one from AMcG? :-)
Been re-reading this year’s presentations and I am looking forward to major moves coming and I do think vanchem is a watershed moment as it secures all they want (for now) with respect to the 10,000mtv target and gives them the supply chain that I believe they think is initially necessary to supply both their steel customers and to make BE a major global force.
• Vanchem completion and funding
• Mokopane licence
• Mokopane offtakes/direct ore sales – these have been mentioned by FM for some time and with the Chinese
• Mokopane $20M investment and how it will work with vanchem
• Mokopane DFS
• Vanchem plan and timeline for the upgrades and source of funding
• Electrolyte plant commencing construction
• The consistently repeated message of 1,000mwh by 2020 – where does this come from given just 14 months to deliver (this cannot all be eskom as eskom is 1400mwh by 2022)
• MN has suggested ‘hundreds’ of enquiries and the most recent rns spoke of negotiations with Europe, asia, Africa, US
• ‘Significant success to date in creating the market, especially in South Africa’ for someone like FM who does not exaggerate at all this is mystifying as the eskom trial is mentioned separately – big news here especially in light of meeting the 1,000mwh 2020 target
• BE business plan – which we still have not seen
• 200mwh per annum of electrolyte sales – who to? Just BE?
• Vanchem provides BMN with 6 different products and also with 4 kilns (1 vametco, 3 vanchem) – de-risking
• The vametco mini grid and interest from other miners/commercial users
• Eskom tender confirmed
• Eskom win ?
• IRP being gazetted
• JSE/ftse listing with a cornerstone investor
• How brits works with vametco
• Vametco upgrades and confirmation that 2019 guidance has been met
• Lemur M&A – seemed odd to me to suddenly lump everything into one RNS
FM and MN know that right now is their time and there is no way the content of their recent presentations that themselves are repeats of a long running story will not be delivered. Q4 2019 and 2020 look especially exciting…..
Alfa, you don't need to install the app, just listen online.
you need to click forward to 2:57:28, "Chris from Croydon", it is literally only 1 min at the end.
My bad: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s377ph3jjrocek4/CostingTheEarth-20191008-CarbonFreeIslands.mp3?dl=0
"Orkney's strong winds and powerful tides have attracted renewable energy pioneers for decades. For much of the year the islands produce more energy than they can use. Turbines are shut down and green energy goes to waste. The UK government has spotted an opportunity, funding the REFLEX project which aims to use that excess energy to develop new ways to power a community.
Tom Heap visits Orkney to see how hydrogen storage, huge batteries and electric ferries and cars can be lashed together with clever software to remove fossil fuels from an entire energy system."
I think XR are just pushing the boundaries in order to actually get some debate going.
"Lets get rid of all diesel generators in hospitals"
"Lets do nothing"
Lets find somewhere in the middle........
oh hang on there's a large scale test going on in SA, lets look at how that pans out then we could go with batteries to replace diesel generators.
If XR had not stirred things up then the discussion would simply be "We phased out single use carrier bags, well done us, move on now, nothing to see here"
If the Eskom test proved to be good, then the like of the NHS should be queuing up to look at the data and work out the logistics.
URL would be good daisy, although I suspect it will be paywalled.
No surprise its the GWPF.....
Although this guy is also a nuclear advocate, have a listen to Prof David King, on XR and decarbonising by 2025, yesterday on R4 PM
21 mins in.
Some radical ideas!