Sustainable power pilot study heats up at brewery
Thermal energy storage system (TESS) provider 1414 Degrees and Stone & Wood Brewing Company are undertaking a feasibility study, exploring the the use of 1414 Degrees’ technology at Stone & Wood’s brewery in northern New South Wales. The study is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Stone & Wood has a daily heat demand from processing its beer and is expecting to expand production; a feasibility study would identify the potential to sequentially replace or supplement existing gas boilers currently used to generate heat with 1414 Degrees’ TESS-IND.
1414 Degrees aims to reduce Stone & Wood’s emissions using renewable energy, with both parties collaborating on research and development of the project, including the technology and capabilities of a pilot TESS-IND on site.
“The Stone & Wood brewery is an 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 reduce emissions,” said Dr Kevin Moriarty, Executive Chairman of 1414 Degrees.
Enova Community Energy Ltd (Enova), a community-owned energy retailer operating in regional NSW, introduced Stone & Wood to 1414 Degrees as an industrial heat customer. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the parties outlines their intention to investigate jointly providing energy solutions to Enova and its customers. Enova also offers a range of renewable energy plans for households and businesses.
The joint venture with Enova would include firming renewable electricity supplied under long-term power purchase agreements, using 1414 Degrees’ TESS to provide reliable electricity and heat solutions for sale to consumers.
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