e.battery systems

Market launch for e‑battery sys­tems’ second-life energy sto­rage sys­tems (ESS)

Tech­no­logy com­pany creates sus­tainable sto­rage solu­tions from used lithium-ion batteries

Wol­furt (Aus­tria), Sep­tember 18, 2023 – e.battery sys­tems pro­duces sus­tainable energy sto­rage sys­tems (ESS) for industry and com­merce. The bat­tery tech­no­logy spe­cia­list uti­lizes used lithium-ion bat­te­ries from elec­tric and hybrid vehicles of well-known manu­fac­tu­rers for its inno­va­tive second-life solu­tions. The first modular energy sto­rage sys­tems were installed in July. Through auto­mated self-consumption opti­miza­tion and peak shaving, they enable safe and effi­cient ope­ra­tion while saving resources. e.battery sys­tems aims to pro­duce a total capa­city of 15 mega­watt hours in 2023. One giga­watt hour per year is planned for the future.

Easy, effi­cient and envi­ron­men­tally fri­endly: The bat­tery tech­no­logy spe­cia­list e.battery sys­tems is con­tri­bu­ting to the energy tran­si­tion with its inno­va­tive second-life energy sto­rage sys­tems (ESS). After a deve­lo­p­ment and pilot phase of around 18 months, the tech­no­logy com­pany, based in Wol­furt (Aus­tria), is now laun­ching its first sys­tems based on lithium-ion bat­te­ries from elec­tric and hybrid vehicles. This resource-friendly recy­cling solu­tion extends the life of bat­te­ries by around 10 years as well as redu­cing costs by 30% and mate­rial con­sump­tion by 70% in com­pa­rison with new systems.

Fle­xible modular sto­rage solutions
Energy sto­rage sys­tems pro­vide a reliable way to enable auto­no­mous ope­ra­tion using power gene­rated from clean pro­duc­tion means such as pho­to­vol­taics and wind/hydro power. “Sus­tainable pro­ducts are the basis for tomorrow’s cir­cular energy eco­nomy. With our modular sys­tems, we offer opti­mized solu­tions for a wide range of indus­trial appli­ca­tions.” — Chris­to­pher Schöpf, founder and CEO of e.battery sys­tems. The capa­city of the sto­rage sys­tems ranges from 260 kilo­watt hours to several mega­watt hours. Intel­li­gent char­ging and dischar­ging manage­ment ensures top efficiency.

The sto­rage solu­tion uses 19″ server cabi­nets that can be fle­xibly scaled for inside and out­side spaces. For out­side appli­ca­tions, IP-certified server cabi­nets are used, or stan­dard server cabi­nets are installed in 10, 20 and 40-foot con­tai­ners. The modular solu­tion allows the sto­rage sys­tems to reach capa­ci­ties of 800 kWh (10-foot), 2 MWh (20-foot) and 4.7 MWh (40-foot). In addi­tion to self-consumption opti­miza­tion, the sys­tems imple­ment peak shaving and sup­port the char­ging infrastructure.

Often, the power grid cannot pro­vide the power required for the public char­ging infra­struc­ture. Sto­rage sys­tems like ours can help with this. Each system sup­plies a power of 67.5 kW and can be expanded on a modular basis.” — Pro­ject Manager Nikolai Abel. The sto­rage sys­tems also offer pro­tec­tion against power outages and black­outs. In com­bi­na­tion with other sys­tems, they are also sui­table for 50 Hz grid fre­quency sta­bi­liza­tion and over­load management.

Refe­rence pro­jects: Opti­miza­tion of rene­wable energy
The 20-foot con­tainer module solu­tion at Bischof Lager­haus AG stores around 1.6 mega­watt hours of energy. The sub­si­diary of Bischof Lebens­mit­tel­lo­gistik ope­rates a fully auto­matic multi-temperature center for the ref­ri­ge­ra­tion of food­s­tuffs in Senn­wald, Switz­er­land. 10,000 freezer pallet bays, 1,000 multi-temperature bays and 15,000 dry pallet bays gua­rantee the per­fect tem­pe­ra­ture for the stored goods. Since 2020, a pho­to­vol­taics system mea­su­ring more than 4,000 square meters on the roof of the buil­ding has ensured a sus­tainable source of ref­ri­ge­ra­tion power. Fol­lo­wing expan­sion in October 2023, more than 1,800 kWp of poten­tial power will be available from a system mea­su­ring more than 9,000 square meters. The com­bi­na­tion of this faci­lity with the energy sto­rage system of e.battery sys­tems will now enable the opti­miza­tion of self-consumption. “Every kilo­watt counts. We cover most of our demand from solar power, and we’re redu­cing our CO2 con­sump­tion, secu­ring our cold chain and even bene­fiting finan­ci­ally in the long term.” — Chris­toph Schruf from Bischof Lagerhaus.

The sca­lable solu­tions from e.battery sys­tems can also be used to com­ple­ment wind and hydro power. A small hydro power plant in Schlins, Vor­arl­berg, sup­plies the adja­cent indus­trial park with power. Since July, a custom energy sto­rage system with a capa­city of around 260 kilo­watt hours has been used to reduce peak loads. The intel­li­gent solu­tion is acti­vated auto­ma­ti­cally when energy peaks occur and covers the increased power requi­re­ment from the bat­tery sto­rage system. “This com­bined solu­tion reduces our energy costs and allows us to ope­rate auto­no­mously. The easy-to-integrate solu­tion is ideal for coun­tering load peaks and, sub­se­quently, saving on power costs,” says Mar­tina Walch, owner and operator.

Info: www.e-batterysystems.com


About e.battery systems
e.battery systems AG is based in Wolfurt, Austria, and is positioning itself as a technology leader in the field of lithium-ion technology. The high-tech company was founded in 2019 by Christopher Schöpf, and its developments have given it a technological advantage in the production technology, battery cooling and energy storage systems (ESS) areas. The products produced by e.battery systems are used in applications such as electric vehicles, construction machines and industrial plants of well-known manufacturers. At present, the company employs 60 people.


Edi­to­rial inquiries:
e.battery sys­tems AG, Patrik Ellen­sohn, tel. +43 (0) 664/88316319, e‑mail marketing@e-bs.at
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Joshua Köb, tel. +43 (0) 664/9682626, e‑mail joshua.koeb@pzwei.at