LUMENION BUILDS STORAGE FOR AN EFFICIENT CO2-FREE ENERGY SUPPLY.
WHAT WE DO
Everybody talks about renewable energy, but no one talks about renewable heat. Lumenion wants to change that! We want to reduce emissions such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen monoxide in our atmosphere by turning renewable electricity into storable heat. We believe that the current public debate about climate change—and the corresponding investments in the energy market—focuses too much on electricity, while there is an even bigger demand for the industrial use of heat, not only in Germany, but internationally.
With our high-temperature steel storage Menion, we are creating a link between the electricity and heating markets. The high-temperature steel storage stores electricity from renewable sources as heat at up to 650°C. The stored energy is extracted as process steam and heat as required. For larger plants, a conversion to electricity is also possible. With a thermal output of 0.2 to 20 MW, we supply CO2-free heat in a decentralized and compact way.
Our storage facility is Winner of Innovation Award Berlin Brandenburg 2020.
The challenge with renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is that their availability ﬂuctuates heavily. This has the effect at times of producing more electricity than needed, making it necessary to switch off the "surplus.“ The great advantage of our thermal storage solution is that it makes this excess electricity available to the heating market, and reduces the consumption of fossil fuels in this sector. In our short film we use the example of a week to explain how high-temperature steel storage systems can help to increase the share of renewable energy in power generation. (only available in German language)
Our first projects are in Berlin. In the network simulation laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) we have built a high-temperature steel storage with a capacity of 450 kWh. Here we test our storage facilities under real conditions. A storage facility with a capacity of 2.4 MWh is located in Berlin-Tegel. In a joint project with Vattenfall Energy Solutions and Gewobag, we are demonstrating here the special technical and economic suitability of high-temperature storage facilities for the effective use of large amounts of wind and solar energy.
The development of our storage systems is supported by Investitionsbank Berlin‘s programme for the promotion of research, innovation and technology (Pro FIT). The projects at HTW and Bottroper Weg are co-ﬁnanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
WINNER OF INNOVATION AWARD BERLIN BRANDENBURG
LUMENION's high-temperature steel storage is winner of the Innovation Award Berlin Brandenburg 2020. As one of ten companies, LUMENION GmbH was nominated from more than 200 applicants for this year's Innovation Award of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. The award ceremony has taken place on 27.11.2020.