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Thermal Energy Storage To Beat Natural Gas In Northeast US

By District Energy posted 06-08-2024 08:40

  

Clean Technica

Summary

Thermal energy storage has begun to emerge as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, and it is going to be put to the test in the northeast US. The Israeli startup Brenmiller has just hammered out an agreement with the New York firm Rock Energy Storage, aimed at deploying its “bGen” thermal battery to push natural gas out of the industrial energy market across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York.

Brenmiller’s first deployment of bGen in the US is located at a co-generation station at the State University of New York (SUNY) campus in the hamlet of Purchase, New York. In addition to heating the storage medium with electricity, the system also deploys exhaust gas for heat. Overall, Brenmiller expects bGen to cut about 550 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the facility.

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