Start-up, Elestor, receives prestigious award

Elestor, a start-up supported by InnoEnergy Benelux, receives award for Best Technical Development in Energy Storage during the annual IDTechEx Europe event held in Berlin, Germany. During this three day event the latest emerging technologies in various fields were presented. The event, attended by over 3,000 visitors, brings together different players in the value chain, from material & technology developers to integrators to end-users, providing insights on forthcoming technologies, material selection, market trends and latest products.

The event offered a combination of masterclasses, conferences and exhibitions. One of this year’s conference topics was Energy Storage, assessing the most exciting battery technology developments from world-leading companies, start-ups and research institutes. A unique selection of the main available battery chemistry being investigated and deployed were showcased. Elestor was invited to present on the subject ‘Cost Leadership with HBr Flow Battery Technology’.

During the award ceremony on Wednesday night, Elestor’s CEO, Guido Dalessi, received from Dr. Fanny Barde (Toyota Motor Europe) the prestigious IDTechEx award for the ‘Best Technical Development in Energy Storage’.  Guido Dalessi: “After receiving several Dutch awards in 2016, we are very pleased to be recognised internationally by winning this important award in Energy Storage. It’s a great achievement and compliment for the Elestor team!”

The jury, formed by Jonas Deitschun MSc (Fraunhofer IFAM), Dr. Fanny Barde (Toyota Motor Europe), and Dr. Giuseppe Antonio Elia (TU Berlin), commented: “This company is betting on a utility-scale stationary storage system that does not require a hydrogen compressor, thereby enabling lower LCoS than its competition.”

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