Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow and Policy Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, has been extremely active in Brazil and has a number of ongoing projects which include working with the Brazilian energy regulator, ANEEL on a range of training projects, forging links with Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation and the University of Brasilia, exploring complementary research opportunities particularly in renewables. Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, , co-wrote a UK-Brazil report on Energy Storage in the UK and Brazil – Challenges, Capability and Opportunities, commissioned by the British Embassy in Brasilia.
The report presents opportunities for collaborative activities between UK and Brazil in electrical and thermal energy storage innovation. The UK has strong research and demonstration capabilities, whilst in Brazil there is an expanding energy sector with a need to strengthen the infrastructure and a desire to consider the role of new technologies.
- FCO - Brazil Prosperity Fund - Energy Storage in Brazil: technology, regulation and public policies awarded £300k