Energy storage startup EarthEn is partnering with Ørsted and Newlab to join the Future Energy Storage Studio, a program jointly launched by Ørsted and Newlab along with industry leaders and other innovation partners to scale up novel energy storage solutions for longer-duration and larger-scale applications.
“EarthEn is committed to scaling up our supercritical carbon dioxide-based energy storage solution to meet the needs of the grid of a scalable, safe, cost-effective, flexible-duration energy storage solution. With existing support from the U.S. Department of Energy and California Energy Commission, and the latest partnership with Ørsted and Newlab that we announced in the New York Climate Week, we have high confidence in successfully meeting our accelerated timeline for the commercialization of our thermo-mechanical energy storage technology,” says Manas Pathak, founder and CEO at EarthEn.
EarthEn provides thermo-mechanical energy storage based on CO2 operated in a closed loop that enables flexible heat and electricity discharge on demand in durations ranging from 4 to 100 hours.
“Long-duration energy storage plays a pivotal role in expanding clean energy while maintaining grid reliability and stability. Ørsted’s vision revolves around a world powered entirely by green energy, and we are leveraging our global expertise to accelerate the development of larger-scale, longer-duration energy storage solutions. Collaborating with advanced technology companies like EarthEn and industry leaders is essential to unlock innovations with global potential,” states Stefan Nagel, from ventures and open innovation at Ørsted.