CAES (Compressed Air Energy Storage) 

Carbon Reduction-Storage

Vertical Bore Platform

CAES (Compressed Air Energy Storage)

CAES was developed by Lloyds Engineering to satisfy the need for large volume energy storage at a greatly reduced price over battery, CAES is flexible, installed anywhere, with little to no long term maintenance.

It’s designed to capture excess energy from traditional Fossil Fuel generation and further enhance renewable electrical generation from Solar, Wind, or Hydro and convert that excess electrical energy to compressed air.

A different form of Energy Storage and one that can be stored with little loss over time. CAES effectively transforms renewables into highly efficient power source's. The compressed air is stored in underground Vertical Vessels for later use. When electricity is needed, the compressed air is released through small nozzles that blow across the blades of a a turbine generator, much like conventional steam or hydro, creating electrical power. The CAES storage is scalable, installation can be retrofitted to new or pre-existing power facilities. 

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Power Barge

Installation of the CAES storage vessel or vessels is provided by Lloyds proprietary Vertical Bore Platform (see below). Storage volume and vessel specifics unique to each application or geographical environment. Vessels accommodating Megawatt capacities of 20MW through 1000MW are standard. CAES can be scaled for home, business or maritime applications.

Vertical Bore Platform

The Vertical Bore Platform (VBP), a new proprietary technology now available for the boring of deep, large diameter vertical shafts that can be built almost anywhere to serve as compressed air storage caverns as used with our CAES Program.

The tool and technique, is cheaper and faster than any current boring technology, and creates far less environmental damage than any other tunneling options. A VBP can rapidly and efficiently dig vertical compressed

air storage tunnels ranging from 30 feet to 200 feet in diameter, and to a depth of up to 6,000 feet, unlimited by rock strata. The tunnels can be lined or not, and the VBP has an internal disposal system that manages

and recycles extracted material automatically, with an additional ability to refill and re-pack the shaft on the

ascending cycle as required. The initial borehole process requires less than two acres with much less space than that after the shaft is established, leaves very little impact on the surrounding surface once the vertical tunnel has been dug.

Vertical Bore Storage Vessel Diversity

The primary applications for the Vertical Bore storage vessels are the CAES Program, LNG Underground, (see LNG Underground Storage page) & Carbon Storage.

However with recent wheather occurrences, geophysical disasters or engineering fails, the ability to install Vertical storage vessels for Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Co2, Water, Food Stuffs and Petroleum have presented themselves. Additional markets for below ground housing in high populous areas or harsh environments have also been explored.