Simon Ahlin

Business Development Director- EnerStore

Energy storage based on Nano-coated salt
Thursday 24 May 2018, 15:45 – 16:45

Simon has over 12 years of experience in international business with a solid background in multi-culture environments. Proven track-record in highly competitive B2B markets with investment goods in Europe, Asia & Middle East. Prior joining SaltX he has been working as Global Business Development Manager (ABB), Business Manager (Ericsson) etc.

Abstract Overview:
SaltX has developed its energy storage technology since 2001, and currently has a strong patent protection. The solution reduces energy consumption and costs in heating and cooling products up to 50 %. Until 2016, the focus has been on small-scale applications, primarily for residential use. SaltX technology is however feasible to scale up in large-scale energy storage(EnerStore), which will be required when creating sustainable energy solutions.

EnerStore uses a chemical reaction on a commonly used salt to store energy. The principal is called Thermo Chemical Storage or TCS. SaltX has treated the molecule with a nano coating making the charging & discharging possible to cycle > 80000 times without agglomeration.

The SaltX technology is applicable to multiple areas in energy and power grid systems. It is based on, and designed around, standard turbomachinery, so it can be easily combined with standard equipment. Our Thermal Energy Storage (TES) can be charged with electricity and/or be heated directly by industrial or solar sources.

In 2017, SaltX initiated a pilot project together with Vattenfall in Germany and two energy companies in Sweden – Göteborg Energi and Öresundskraft. Low cost or excess wind power will be stored in EnerStore and released as district heating in Vattenfall district heating grid in Berlin. The project is going to be carried out during 2018. In the Berlin pilot plant, a new technology is being used to charge/heat up the salt. The technology has been proven to be very energy efficient and promising.