Capacity Assurance backstops investments in EnerVenue’s energy storage systems, providing a 20-year/20,000 cycle warranty extension at 88%+ capacity

FREMONT, Calif. – October 11, 2022 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries to the clean energy revolution, today announced Capacity Assurance™ –the industry’s simplest and most straightforward extended warranty for stationary batteries. With its introduction, Capacity Assurance also represents the longest warranty available in its class.

With Capacity Assurance, EnerVenue customers can now further control risk and backstop their investments, gaining a 20-year/20,000 warranty extension at no less than 88% capacity. This straightforward extended warranty covers a project while it’s in its most critical payback phase and is offered with no hidden exclusions and simple operating terms. With assurance of 88% capacity over 20 years, Capacity Assurance terms are designed to align with customers’ needs by supporting the long-term lifecycles of typical energy storage projects.

EnerVenue’s metal-hydrogen battery systems enables energy providers and system owners with proven grid-scale renewable storage technology that rectifies the cost, durability, and safety limitations of lithium-ion. Li-ion batteries suffer from significant and problematic battery degradation—with power output falling several percent per year—and energy providers using li-ion must regularly perform expensive mitigations by adding new battery banks to their existing footprints to keep up with their contractual power output obligations. Li-ion warranties reflect this risk with their cost and complexity – usually requiring operation in a very narrow specifications window and containing myriad exclusions and exceptions.

In direct contrast, EnerVenue’s battery systems offer a 30+ year design life with essentially zero year-to-year degradation. With no augmentations required, EnerVenue’s batteries are ultra-low maintenance, with similarly low material and operational costs. Importantly, EnerVenue’s batteries present no fire or thermal runaway risk, exhibit extremely minimal degradation and are built to operate in a wide range of ambient temperatures without auxiliary HVAC.

“For years, the stationary storage market has been asking for a simple, long-term capacity guarantee,” said Randy Selesky, CRO, EnerVenue. “Capacity Assurance delivers an industry-best promise that complements EnerVenue’s robust technology and provides our partners with both operational confidence and contractual security.”

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Owned by Nicon Industries A/S ownership group, Green Energy Renewable Solutions will deploy EnerVenue energy storage technology across maritime, large construction, and other heavy industry projects

FREMONT, Calif. – September 22, 2022 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced a Master Supply Agreement with Green Energy Renewable Solutions. Under the terms of the deal, Green Energy will procure and deploy 250 MWh of EnerVenue’s storage solution over the next three years. Houston-based Green Energy is a recently launched company owned by Henrik Jensen and Jens Juul, both of whom own and operate Nicon Industries A/S, a leading manufacturer of steel and aluminum constructions in the wind, offshore and maritime industry. Green Energy will leverage EnerVenue battery vessels to support Nicon’s innovative renewable energy and storage projects.

The Master Supply Agreement will deliver 50MWh in 2023, 100MWh in 2024, and 100MWh in 2025. Green Energy will package EnerVenue battery vessels into customized building blocks for projects across Nicon’s onshore and offshore project portfolio. Through Green Energy, Nicon has the ambitious goal of building 1 GW of storage projects within the three years of the initial EnerVenue agreement.

“EnerVenue’s energy storage technology will be a critical asset to Green Energy Renewable Solutions and, by association, to Nicon Industries A/S,” said Henrik Jensen, CEO, Nicon Industries A/S. “EnerVenue’s technology features exceptional longevity and durability with minimal maintenance required, and its fire-safe properties are especially critical in our expected applications. EnerVenue’s transformational technology will help Green Energy Renewable Solutions provide superior value to our global customer base.”

Initial projects are expected to be onshore but to support Nicon’s long-term goals, Green Energy’s energy storage solutions must meet particularly strict DNV certification and CE certification mandates for systems deployed in the offshore and maritime market. EnerVenue’s unique metal-hydrogen technology gives Green Energy exceptionally long battery life with low maintenance requirements and zero fire propagation risk—an especially crucial safety and compliance factor in offshore locations such as oil rigs.

“By 2024, Nicon´s forklifts will be converted from fossil fuel to electric power and will be charged with Green Energy battery containers,” said Jens Juul COO Green Energy / Nicon Industries A/S.  “Additionally, the power needed for our sea fastenings jobs on wind installation vessels will be supplied from our own battery containers charged overnight with renewable energy coming from the windfarms.”

“Green Energy’s maritime and offshore renewable energy applications offer use cases where the safety, flexibility, and maintenance-free durability of our battery vessels deliver compelling business opportunities and competitive differentiators,” said Randy Selesky, CRO, EnerVenue. “This industry has a particularly outsized and urgent opportunity to benefit from clean energy modernization, and we’re proud to now work with Green Energy to bring our technology into these applications for the first time.”

Many of Green Energy’s planned renewable energy projects are associated with a push by European Union countries to ramp up offshore wind power, decarbonize the maritime industry, move away from volatile gas imports, and more quickly and completely achieve climate goals.

The Master Supply Agreement adds to EnerVenue’s recent supply deals, including agreements with Pine Gate Renewables and Sonnell Power Solutions.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.

The new facility enables the clean energy storage company to scale its engineering and operations teams

FREMONT, Calif. – Aug. 2, 2022 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced that it has completed a lease agreement on a 64,000-square-foot building in Fremont, California that will expand EnerVenue’s corporate footprint and house the company’s pilot manufacturing facility.

The building is located at 3500 Gateway Boulevard and provides EnerVenue with a mixed-use facility that is ideally suited for EnerVenue’s continued growth.

“We’ve seen incredible growth in our first two years, with global partnerships, significant funding, and a truly differentiated grid-scale energy storage solution,” said Jorg Heinemann, CEO, EnerVenue. “In vetting locations for our long-term future, we considered our aggressive development plans and the facilities we’ll require for what’s to come. We’re proud to be able to continue to build and grow in the City of Fremont.”

With accelerating growth powered by the company’s energy storage technology, EnerVenue has quickly sprouted to more than 150 employees since its founding in 2020. The company raised $125 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round in late 2021 and continues to hire talent at a fast clip.

“The City of Fremont is thrilled to witness EnerVenue’s continued commitment to our community,” said Mayor Lily Mei. “Fremont is perfectly situated to leverage Silicon Valley’s best, and we believe EnverVenue will benefit from the city’s central location, excellent facilities, and access to world-class talent. EnerVenue’s expansion could not come at a more needed time as we face the dual challenges of combating climate change and rapidly modernizing our grid for a clean electric future.”  

At 4x the square footage of its existing headquarters, also in Fremont, the new facility will provide EnerVenue with the space required to scale and staff additional sales, service, and engineering expertise, while also growing its advanced R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

“3500 Gateway Boulevard is a top-notch facility with office and manufacturing space that aligns perfectly with where EnerVenue is today and where we’re headed,” said Frank Blohm, COO, EnerVenue. “The new space represents a key milestone as EnerVenue ramps towards large-scale production.”

EnerVenue projects a move-in date during the second half of 2022.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.

The two partnerships secure EnerVenue’s plating equipment and materials supply, dramatically accelerating the company’s high-scale battery production to meet exceptional customer demand

FREMONT, Calif. – June 29, 2022 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced it has completed agreements with Precision Process and Precious Plate. The deals with the companies, both of whom are owned by the same governance entity, enable EnerVenue to secure its plating equipment and materials supply requirements and to achieve an accelerated pathway to high-scale battery production.

Under the first agreement, Precision Process will serve as EnerVenue’s exclusive supplier of plating manufacturing equipment. Precision Process will build all plating lines to be installed at EnerVenue’s current and future manufacturing sites, per the terms of this five-year deal.

Under the second five-year agreement, Precious Plate will exclusively supply EnerVenue with plated anode materials – essential to the manufacturing of EnerVenue’s battery vessels.

With these agreements in place, EnerVenue has established a secure supply of plating equipment and materials, as well as price certainty, as the cleantech company rapidly outgrows its startup stage and shifts into high-volume production.

“Establishing proven, scalable, and expertly-designed and managed manufacturing practices – as well as long-term equipment and material supplies – are critical as we scale,” said Frank Blohm, COO, EnerVenue. “By partnering with the trusted commercial plating experts at Precision Process Equipment and Precious Plate, we’ve reaffirmed our path for efficient, high-speed battery production that will meet our growth goals now and well into the future.”

EnerVenue is able to tap into its partners’ wealth of experience as commercial plating material and equipment providers. Precious Plate has established a dedicated manufacturing location in Niagara Falls, NY to ensure the protection of EnerVenue’s intellectual property, and provide an exclusive operational commitment. The facility will expand EnerVenue’s anode production capacity to five gigawatt hours (GWh) annually by 2026. Additional land has also been secured to support in excess of 10 GWh annually as EnerVenue grows. Precious Plate is currently hiring to fill a variety of high-quality roles at the facility.

“Precious Plate Inc. and Precision Process Inc. combine to offer a unique synergy with expertise in custom equipment design & build, electroplating experience, and operational excellence. Additionally, because we have the requisite know-how and available physical resources, we are well-positioned to scale rapidly and service the clean energy storage market,” said Scott Law, President, Precious Plate. “We are excited to align with EnerVenue to supply into the rapidly expanding stationary storage market, and we look forward to growing with EnerVenue in the coming years.”

Following a $125 million oversubscribed Series A funding round completed in late 2021, EnerVenue’s differentiated battery technology has seen increasing demand. Among its most recent deals, EnerVenue announced a four-year agreement with Pine Gate Renewables to supply 2400 MWh as a strategic lithium-ion alternative to grid-scale energy storage. The company also announced a 420 MWh deal to support Sonnell Power Systems in Puerto Rico.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.

About Precious Plate Inc.

Precious Plate is a reel-to-reel, roll-to-roll electroplating company located in Niagara Falls, NY.  A pioneer in precise precious metal plating development, Precious Plate uses proprietary plating chemistries and processes to apply very thin layers of electroplated metals to greatly enhance the performance of a variety of base materials.  Precious Plate has been at its Niagara Falls location since 1979 and currently operates 24 reel-to-reel and roll-to-roll plating lines, employing160 employees.  They provide plated components predominantly used in Automotive, Solar, Fuel Cell, Electronics, and Communications markets.   

About Precision Process Inc.

Precision Process, designs, builds and installs custom reel-to-reel and roll-to-roll plating equipment for a variety of applications.  They currently employ 55 employees and have installed 220 equipment sites around the globe.