EIB Provides Brenmiller Energy with EUR7.5 Mn for Innovative Thermal Storage Manufacturing Facility

Apr 5, 2021 10:33 AM ET
  • EIB and also Brenmiller Energy have signed a EUR7.5 million funding arrangement to back the business's building and construction of the very first large-scale factory for its bGen storage unit.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) as well as Brenmiller Energy, an Israeli provider of industrial energy storage solutions, have actually authorized a EUR7.5 million financing contract to back the firm's building of the very first large-scale manufacturing facility for its bGen storage device. The loan will certainly permit the business to commercialise the third generation of its heat storage and also vapor generator system throughout Europe, The United States And Canada as well as Africa, consequently bridging the gap in between renewables and also traditional power.

The deal is supported by the InnovFin Energy Presentation Projects facility (InnovFin EDP), which is funded under the European Union's research study and also advancement programme Horizon 2020.

Brenmiller Energy's thermal storage system includes three crucial elements: thermal storage, warm exchangers and a vapor generator, all inside the same unit. It utilizes gravel as storage product, guaranteeing high performance as well as reduced upkeep gradually in addition to an eco-friendly production cycle. In addition, the modern technology can make use of multiple warm sources such as residual warmth or biomass. It can additionally be billed electrically using embedded electrical heaters. On the outcome side, the storage system is just as flexible as well as can offer energy in the form of heavy steam, hot water, air or electricity.

" An increasing number of nations in Europe and also worldwide are devoted to stepping up green electrical power generation," stated Thomas Östros, the EIB Vice-President responsible for energy. "While this is certainly a required action, renewable energy alone will not solve our climate issue. Energy storage will have to play a similarly crucial duty. Just through reliable storage systems can we back up recurring renewable energy, increase the decarbonisation of the power grid, boost the protection as well as effectiveness of electrical power transmission, as well as also make sure a much more safe and secure energy supply. Today's deal supports an encouraging innovation service provider in the field, as well as I delight in that the EIB can help this young, innovative company to scale up its manufacturing."

Thermal energy storage is a cross-cutting innovation that will add to an eco-friendly as well as sustainable energy system by: increasing the share of renewable energies, especially solar thermal modern technologies and power to heat/heat to power concepts; including functional adaptability to industrial processes; allowing waste warm recovery in industrial procedures; as well as increasing energy effectiveness in commercial processes as well as structures.

Avi Brenmiller, CEO of Brenmiller Energy included that "the decarbonisation of warmth, industrial as well as district heating is one of the major difficulties in the battle versus climate adjustment. I think our unique thermal storage technology will play a considerable function in integrating renewables into the industrial segment, thus enabling deeper assimilation of renewables into the grid. Our participation with the EIB is a significant milestone in the road towards the full commercialisation of our modern technology. The EIB's assistance will certainly help with the fast ramp-up of our production lines to stay on par with the boosting need for our products."

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