Affordable and reliable energy storage is the holy grail of clean energy. With the variability of wind and solar, their increasingly low costs and the desire to have a renewably powered world, the drive for cost-effective storage is tremendous. E-stone Batteries is developing a long-life, low-cost, non-toxic battery that is made from abundant and widely available materials. We are working on an electrode based on iron to create a battery that spurs realization of a future clean energy supply.:
‘Low cost, reliable and made off widely abundant materials’
New horizons for cost-effective energy storage arise with our focus on durability and use of low-cost materials. Our mission is to develop a battery that is:
- Made of abundant and widely available minerals
- Environmentally benign
- Extremely robust and long lasting
Our novel iron-anode provides a solution to the iron electrodes earliest challenges that ceased the widespread use of Nickel-Iron batteries developed by Thomas Edison. E-stone Batteries combines its novel anode technology with the mature technology of nickel electrodes (cathode). Our goal is to combine the long lifetime of the old Ni-Fe batteries with our improved characteristics:
- Cheaper to produce
- Energy efficiency of 80-90%
- No self-discharge or hydrogen evolution upon operation
- Withstands (dis)charge with high power
- Discharge to 100 % without failure
ARNHEM HEADQUARTERS (IPKW)
Our headquarters are in Arnhem at IPKW where we have our own laboratory and business office.
IPKW provides laboratory spaces and equipment for starting chemistry companies but also for larger corporations.
LABORATORY AND OFFICES
Below you see our office which is directly next to our lab. We like plants.
Next to this location, some analytical laboratory work is performed at the TUDelft
to further characterize the working mechanisms of our invention.
Thomas van Dijk, Msc., CEO and Business Development
Thomas invented the chemistry of the E-stone Battery. He studied Physics in Amsterdam and Sustainable Energy Technology at the TUDelft. After his studies he started E-Stone to make energy storage cheap, environmentally friendly and available to all. A battery based on iron is nature’s most logical material to support the global transition to solar and wind energy.
Dr. Jon Davies, Project Management
Dr. Davies is an experienced electrochemist with a proven track record in securing funding and delivering programs, on-time and to budget, at the commercial, academic and European levels. He is also inventor on a number of patents and is familiar with the process of developing this IP through commercialization programs. His primary area of scientific focus is electrocatalysis with a particular interest in energy storage technologies.
Leon Sturkenboom, Msc., Product Development
Leon has been with E-Stone since the end of 2014. He has performed several projects and has helped E-Stone in its foundations with the set-up of the lab, has worked on several different techniques to ensure cost-effective scaling of our production methods and currently runs the production of the cells in our laboratorium, manages the lab and guides the students.
Henk van Groen (Strategy)
Leo Visser (Technology)
Joep Koopmans (Finance)
Cato Woudenberg (Marketing & Communications)
Jan Caris (Strategy, Technology, battery expertise)
Gustaaf Haan (Founder “De Zonnefabriek” – Strategy and applications)
Info & Contact
Westervoortsedijk 71 – S
6827 AV Arnhem
+31 6 14499551
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