PBES announces the world's first-ever commercialized thermal runaway suppression system

The new technology advance represents a template for the next generation of lithium safety

VANCOUVER and TRONDHEIM, Norway, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - PBES, a global leader in battery storage for industrial applications, announced the world's first ever commercialized thermal runaway suppression system.  The system is capable of suppressing and preventing the effect of cascading thermal runaway even in systems that have sustained significant physical damage.

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"The historic challenge for lithium batteries has always been that they can catch fire," said Brent Perry, chief executive of PBES. "No More. Our team of industry-leading pioneers has developed a solution that effectively stops thermal runaway."

This advance in lithium energy storage represents the first fire-safe lithium battery system ever, managing safety at the cell level. An industry first in terms of fire-safe lithium battery system, it solves the universal problem of safety, effectively removing a significant barrier in the marketplace.

In multiple tests, without a single failure, PBES has demonstrated kilowatt to megawatt scalability to completely control and eliminate thermal runaway. Until now, thermal runaway mitigation in a commercially available product has never before been achieved. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully stopped thermal runaway but it was in a lab setting using liquid nitrogen for cooling.

The incorporation of the patent pending Thermal-StopTM, CellCoolTM and E-VentTM systems, combined with industry leading advanced energy management system, provide safety and protection from the cell level up to the system level. This unique design provides results that have never been achieved by competing lithium-battery technologies.

PBES lithium battery storage is ideally suited for: renewable energy to grid, grid based systems, industrial marine, port machinery, commercial transportation, data center UPS, defense and homeland security, island and other off-grid or remote community applications.  

"The harder a system works, the better energy storage can support it, and the faster the customer's return on investment," said Perry. "Modeled on the standards of the IEC and the third party class group type approval criteria of DNV-GL, Lloyds Register and American Bureau of Shipping, PBES engineered solutions are the template for energy storage for the next twenty years."

Brent will attend the COP21 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris where he will present on lithium battery safety, advancing energy storage technology and the impact of energy storage on the environment in industrial applications marine and grid applications in Global markets. Please email to find out more information about Mr. Perry's presentation.

PBES solutions are currently offered with NMC and Titanate cell chemistry, with performance starting at 3C RMS, and lifespan up to 10 years. Payback is typically within 1-3 years.

PBES invites observers to see the company's new thermal runaway suppression technology for themselves. Participants can register to observe the company's advanced batteries safely being pushed to previously unthinkable levels in Q1 2016 in Canada or Sweden.

About PBES
PBES provides engineering and strategic design services to the industrial energy storage industry. Comprised of some of the top thinkers in the energy storage field, PBES applies next generation engineering to industrial, marine and grid energy storage applications.

Visit us at www.pbes.com and www.no.pbes.com


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For further information: Norway Solutions: Erik Ianssen, Managing Director, PBES Norway AS, +47 909 22 915, eianssen@pbes.com; EU Solutions: Espen Kristiansen, Marine Solutions, PBES Global, +45 404 02 121, ekristiansen@pbes.com; Global Solutions: Trevor Small, Chief Solutions Officer, PBES Global, +1 604 612 9662, tsmall@pbes.com; Media Contact: Grant Brown, Vice President Marketing, PBES Global, +1 604 328 2046, gbrown@pbes.com


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