Brenmiller Energy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Green Enesys and Viridi RE to Explore Integration of bGen for Green Hydrogen and Green Methanol Production
September 16, 2022 at 16:05 PM EDT
Brenmiller, Green Enesys and Viridi RE will cooperate to explore integration of bGen Thermal Energy Storage systems for proposed Green Hydrogen production facilities in Europe.
Brenmiller Energy Ltd. (“Brenmiller”, “Brenmiller Energy” or the “Company”) (TASE: BNRG, Nasdaq: BNRG), a clean-energy company that provides Thermal Energy Storage (“TES”) systems to the global industrial and utility markets, today announced that is has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Green Enesys Deutschland GmbH (“Green Enesys”) and Viridi Energias Renovables Espana, S.L. (“Viridi RE”), two European based developers of green energy projects, to perform engineering studies for incorporating bGen TES for Green Enesys’ and Viridi REs’ proposed green hydrogen production facilities throughout Spain.
Green Enesys and Viridi RE are currently developing three green hydrogen projects in Spain, with the goal of decarbonizing the European Union’s industrial, power generation and transportation sectors. The projects will have a combined capacity to produce over 100,000 tonnes of green methanol annually. Under the terms of the MoU, Brenmiller will work with Green Enesys and Viridi RE to conduct feasibility studies for each of the three projects If the results of the engineering studies are favorable and the parties enter a definitive agreement to supply thermal energy storage systems, Brenmiller’s bGen TES will be charged with wind and solar power and be used to produce clean steam, a critical component of the hydrogen-to-green methanol conversion process for the projects.
“We are extremely excited to collaborate with Green Enesys and Viridi’s teams in their work to decarbonize the European Union’s industrial, power generation and transportation sectors,” said Avi Brenmiller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brenmiller Energy. “Green hydrogen has the potential to deeply decarbonize some of the world’s heaviest-emitting sectors, and we believe our ability to produce clean steam, using any form of renewable power through our bGen TES solution, is key to making green hydrogen an affordable and reliable clean energy resource.”
“Brenmiller is a natural partner to help advance our green hydrogen projects in Spain” said José Luis Morán, Green Enesys and Viridi’s Integrated Energy Solutions director “Their thermal energy storage solution is proven and can be relied upon to produce around the clock clean steam. We look forward to working with Brenmiller's dedicated team of energy experts, and to providing the European Union with a clean fuel alternative.”
About Brenmiller Energy
Brenmiller Energy delivers scalable thermal energy storage solutions and services that allow customers to cost-effectively decarbonize their operations. Its patented bGen thermal storage technology enables the use of renewable energy resources, as well as waste heat, to heat crushed rocks to very high temperatures. They can then store this heat for minutes, hours, or even days before using it for industrial and power generation processes. With bGen, organizations have a way to use electricity, biomass and waste heat to generate the steam, hot water and hot air they need for a variety of applications, including, for example, to mold plastic, process food and beverages, produce paper, manufacture chemicals and pharmaceuticals or drive steam turbines without burning fossil fuels. For more information visit the company’s website at https://bren-energy.com/ and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Viridi RE:
Viridi RE is a well-established developer of renewable energy projects with a demonstrated track record across Europe and the Americas. Viridi has operated in Spain since 2006 and has been involved in the development of projects generating over 2 GW of solar PV and other green energy solutions such as hydrogen and hybrid renewable systems. For more information visit the company’s website at http://viridire.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.
About Green Enesys:
Green Enesys is an international renewable project developer established in 2009. Together with Viridi RE, Green Enesys is developing more than 5 GW of renewable energy projects worldwide, including green hydrogen projects and smart integrated energy solutions, aiming to develop a pathway for affordable, clean, and reliable energy supply all over the world. For more information visit the company’s website at https://greenenesys.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.
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