Updates

EnergyNest’s Thermal Battery explained

Our latest video shows how our Thermal Battery addresses >50% of greenhouse gas emitters – especially industrial manufacturers (e.g. steel production) and thermal power plants (e.g. OCGTs, EfWs, biomass).

Besides greenhouse gas reduction our Thermal Battery helps deliver great business cases. It does so by enabling a gear-change in a) thermal process efficiency, and b) providing a higher power generation flexibility, which again is the basis for integrating more renewables effectively into the global energy grids.

Also watch our previous film giving a broad overview of the benefits of our Thermal Battery technology.

 

EnergyNest at the 22nd Annual German Norwegian Energy Forum

Today our CEO Dr Christian Thiel joined the 22nd Annual German Norwegian Energy Forum in Berlin. The forum took place in the Norwegian Embassy where 140 experts discussed ways to reach the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. It was widely agreed that a mix of energy sources and energy storage technologies will be necessary in order to achieve the goals and to ensure security of energy supplies.

Enel and EnergyNest explore thermal energy storage opportunities

Rotterdam, October 22nd, 2018Among innovative technology providers developing a thermal energy storage system, Norway-based cleantech company EnergyNest is currently one of the partners selected by multinational energy provider Enel for the analysis of the benefits and impacts of the integration of its technology in one of Enel’s numerous power generation assets. According to EnergyNest, impressive economic and climate-relevant figures could be achieved by the company’s latest thermal energy storage technology when integrated in full-scale: annual CO2 reduction of up to 45,000 tons, 14 million liters of fuel oil saved per year and project payback in less than three years.

The collaboration launched with EnergyNest gives Enel the chance to evaluate EnergyNest’s Thermal Energy Battery solution in real-life conditions and identify full-scale business-applications for the technology integrated into thermal power plants. The objective of the innovative project is to demonstrate how waste heat recovery in Thermal Energy Storage can increase flexibility and sustainability of thermal power plants. This activity will allow Enel to assess technology robustness, its potential contribution to increasing efficiency and its positive environmental impact.

Last week, EnergyNest officially unveiled its first Thermal Battery Module, produced in its new manufacturing hub in Europoort, Rotterdam, on the site of partner Mebin. Manufacturing for two commercial projects is now expected to start at the end of the year. EnergyNest’s innovative battery modules consist of locally-sourced, recyclable materials – framed steel pipes set with Heatcrete, a high-performance thermal-energy-storing concrete developed in partnership with HeidelbergCement, Germany’s multinational buildings material company.

Download the Press Release EnergyNest and Enel PDF

 

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.