Nanolope: The revolutionary battery for heating and cooling below 100 °C

Germany covers around 85% of its heating requirements with fossil fuels. Energy costs have risen massively since the war in Ukraine. Renewable energy sources are sometimes subject to fluctuations that are too great for a reliable and continuous supply of heating energy.
In order to reduce energy costs and efficiently bridge the volatility of renewables, the Nanolope team has developed a new storage material based on phase change materials (PCM): Nanolope PCM.

During the storage process, the material changes from the solid to the liquid phase. Nanolope PCM consists of a molecular framework with nanopores in which the liquid PCM is prevented from escaping. As a result, it remains a solid, although the PCM in the pores changes into the liquid phase. It has energy densities of up to 50 kWh/m³ at melting points between 5 - 70 °C. The product can therefore be seen as an alternative to plasterboard with the same stability, shape and workability, but with a heat storage capacity that is 24 times higher. Compared to conventional water-based storage systems, up to three times higher energy densities are achieved.

Nanolope's aim is to enable a year-round, self-sufficient heat supply for buildings using renewable energy. To this end, Nanolope PCM is sold to companies in the B2B model. It increases the heat storage capacity of heating systems, hot water tanks and buildings. The initial focus is on hypocaust heating modules and upgrading hot water storage tanks. When correctly integrated, this increases the flow temperature of heat pumps. Electricity consumption and the size and weight of the heating systems are reduced many times over. The installation of the heating systems is quicker and easier and the self-consumption coverage by renewable energy increases without expensive grid expansion. Nanolope currently fulfills 9 out of 12 principles of green chemistry - the product is therefore demonstrably environmentally friendly.
In order to successfully implement its vision, the company needs to scale its production quickly and take advantage of the momentum of the burgeoning heat transition. To this end, the Nanolope team is looking for chemical companies with experience in large-scale production in order to jointly shape the heat transition in Germany and Europe.

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