1414 Degrees Ltd and Stone & Wood Brewing Company Pty Ltd have agreed to undertake a feasibility study investigating the possibility of installing 1414 Degrees’ electrically charged Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS-IND) into the company’s Murwillumbah brewery in northern New South Wales.
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Stone & Wood is actively scoping innovative and more sustainable energy solutions, and 1414 Degrees’ TESS-IND can provide reliable heat sourced from renewables on the grid. The brewery has a daily heat demand from processing its beer and is expecting to expand production. Feasibility would identify the potential to sequentially replace or supplement existing gas boilers currently used to generate heat with a TESS-IND.
“Stone & Wood is recognised as the most successful brewing start-up in Australia” said Dr Kevin Moriarty, Executive Chairman of 1414 Degrees. “Its strong commitment to sustainability makes this is an ideal commercial location for our technology to assist in the brewery’s emissions reduction using renewable energy. The Stone & Wood brewery is a financially attractive site for the 10 MWh TESS-IND commercial pilot, particularly when compared to our other proposed customer plants, because the displaced LPG is more valuable, and the carbon-free heat from the TESS-IND solution would significantly reduce emissions.”
The parties have agreed to collaborate on research and development of the project, including the technology and capabilities of a pilot TESS-IND on site. 1414 Degrees will now undertake a detailed feasibility study for the integration of its energy storage technology, expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Ben Summons, Managing Director of Stone & Wood, added that the company is constantly looking for ways to reduce its impact on the environment, including ways to continue its shift towards renewables.
Enova Community Energy Ltd (Enova) introduced Stone & Wood to 1414 Degrees as an industrial heat customer under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the parties to investigate jointly providing energy solutions to Enova and its industrial heat customers.
The joint venture with Enova would include firming renewable electricity supplied under long term power purchase agreements, using 1414 Degrees’ TESS to ensure reliable electricity and heat solutions for sale to consumers.