Updates

Unveiling our Thermal Battery

Yesterday we celebrated the unveiling of our first commercial Thermal Battery module in Europoort, Port of Rotterdam.

A big thank you to Enel, HeidelbergCement, Mebin, Siemens, Eni, Uniper, Apex Heat Transfer, DNV GL, Eneco, Tata Steel, Yara International, Life Size Media, all our team and many other guests for making the event simply amazing!

We are very much looking forward to addressing 50% of global CO2 emitters together – mainly power plants and industrial manufacturing – with this new type of battery.

We’d also like to thank our panellists who discussed innovation in the thermal energy market: Ronel Dielissen-Kleinjans, Managing Director of our Europoort production partner and host for the day, Mebin, Dr Volker Klapperich, Product Manager Foundation Engineering at HeidelbergCement, Valentina Ferrara,  Open Innovation, Start-ups and Partnership Global Thermal Generation at Enel, and last but not least Stijn Santen, Dutch energy efficiency ambassador and owner of CO2-Net.

EnergyNest Thermal Battery Unveiling
Founder Prof Pål G. Bergan, CEO Dr Christian Thiel and Chairman Harald Norvik ready to unveil the Thermal Battery

Successful production of the world’s first commercial-size thermal battery

The production process and shipping of our first commercial-size thermal battery module is successfully completed! We’d like to say a big thank you to our fantastic partners Mebin, Apex Heat Transfer and HeidelbergCement for making this a seamless, well standardized and super safe process.

We believe in keeping things as simple as possible, especially with regards to our thermal battery – fast production, simple and safe construction and low-cost operation. Our steel cassette is “cast” with our solid-state storage material Heatcrete®. This process is low-risk and standardized for mass production.

Thermal energy storage Europe

 

Madrid acogerá en noviembre el encuentro anual de la CSP

2018 está resultando un año movido para la solar termoeléctrica, con el cierre de negociaciones financieras de la planta más grande de CSP en Dubai, así como desarrollos innovadores en Chile, Marruecos y muchas otras naciones del cinturón solar. De esto y mucho más se hablará los días 13 y 14 de noviembre en el encuentro anual de esta tecnología, que este año se celebra en Madrid, ciudad que toma el relevo a Sevilla.

Thermal battery ready for construction

Our first commercial thermal battery is in production. It will be made “only” of steel and the high-performance contrete Heatcrete®. This radical new technology helps industrial players, energy companies and various types of power plants to operate more energy-efficiently, more effectively (i.e. profits!) and to reduce CO2. Next, it will be transported to our Mebin manufacturing site in Europoort, Port of Rotterdam, for casting.

EnergyNest thermal battery elements

This view shows 63 thermal elements inside our TO6-7×9 steel cassette. Made of carbon steel piping, that works under pressure, and spirowound steel casing, they’re designed to be used with thermal oil as Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF). You can also see the spacers inside the spirowound casing, grabbing the piping, and ensuring that the piping remains in the right position during the next steps to follow: transport, casting and construction.

 

Discussing the changing energy landscape with high school students

Our CEO Dr Christian Thiel recently visited Colegio Reina del Mundo, Lima’s German-Peruvian High School, to speak about the future of energy systems.

Discussing the changing energy landscape

During the lively workshop students discussed current energy sources and debated the environmental threats of climate change as well as future opportunities for the environment and society. The students were particularly interested in fossil fuel conservation, renewable energies, the reduction of CO2 and energy storage as a key enabler, and shared ideas on how energy systems could be adjusted to make a positive contribution for future generations.

Discussing the future of energy systems

EnergyNest launches manufacturing hub for thermal battery technology

EnergyNest has launched a new hub for manufacturing their thermal battery technology at Europoort in Rotterdam. The cleantech company is responding to Europe’s growing demand for flexible and scalable energy storage solutions. Establishing mass-manufacture capability for their battery modules will allow the company’s energy storage projects to be real- ised more quickly and cost-competitively. In collaboration with HeidelbergCe- ment and Mebin, EnergyNest will start its first run in the third quarter of 2018. Manufacturing for two commercial projects will commence at the end of the year.