Energy: 1414 installs world’s first biogas powered thermal energy storage system
1414 Degrees (ASX:14D) has installed the world’s first biogas powered thermal energy storage system.
In December, the company kicked off a commercial pilot of its GAS-TESS system at South Australia’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The pilot was designed to test the system’s ability to integrate energy storage and the provision of both heat and power for industrial users.
Chairman Dr Kevin Moriarty told Stockhead the GAS-TESS system is “ground-breaking” technology due to its unique ability to burn and store biogas energy, whereas batteries such as lithium ion and vanadium redox charge and store electrical energy only.
“The GAS-TESS is doing something that batteries are not capable of doing,” he explained.
“The TESS technology addresses the underappreciated need for heat power in utilities such as SA Water and industry. Most industries need more heat power than electric power and the ability to deliver this heat is unique to 1414 Degrees.”
1414 says it has now completed the mechanical installation of GAS-TESS, but electrical installation has been delayed by a week.
Once full installation is complete, the system will be ready to take on biogas from South Australia’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by government-run SA Water.
This will be the first time 1414’s system will be commissioned on a commercial site.
During the commissioning process, the company will test various functions including the release of biogas from SA Water for firing burners and connection approvals from the South Australian Power Network.
Commissioning is expected to finish in May.
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