Australian clean energy storage startup Endua launches today an ambitious plan to manufacture hydrogen-powered energy storage systems to deliver sustainable, reliable and affordable power.
Backed by $5 million from CSIRO’s venture division Main Sequence and Ampol, Endua will build modular hydrogen power banks that can drive power loads of up to 150kW in a single pack.
The company will use CSIRO electrolysis technology to produce hydrogen in its device which will store and deliver renewable energy, competing with polluting diesel generators.
Endua CEO is Paul Sernia (pictured), founder of EV charger maker Tritium.
Sernia said: “After being exposed to the energy sector through my work with Tritium, it was clear there was still work to be done in Australia’s transition to renewable energy.
“Hydrogen will play a crucial role in our transition but only with the right technology and business model to make hydrogen power generation and storage cost-effective. Endua is making both achievable.”
Today, off-grid industries and regional communities rely on electricity from generators running on diesel, which are expensive to run and emit greenhouse gases.
Endua’s hydrogen-based technology will make it possible for regional communities, towns and industries like mines and remote infrastructure to use only renewables.
“We believe it’s possible to give everyone access to clean power at home or in the outback.
“We’re solving the hardest problems in the move to net zero, for all purposes, not just those that ‘fit’ the renewables profile.”
Ampol backed Endua as part of its Future Energy and Decarbonisation Strategy.
The company has around 80,000 B2B customers nationally with the company envisaging initial sales in the off-grid diesel generator market, which accounts for $1.5 billion of diesel and 200,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.
Ampol CEO Matthew Halliday said: “Ampol is well-positioned to develop and leverage this new technology through our existing customer base and to work with our partners to explore broader applications in other parts of the economy.”
Picture: Endua/Paul Sernia
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