Corvus Energy Strikes Agreement With KHI For Novel Lithium-Ion Capacitor Technology
After the agreement for product development between Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Corvus Energy in 2017, the two have also agreed upon a novel lithium-ion capacitor technology that is developed for KHI by Corvus.
“Corvus Energy has been an outstanding development partner for the LiC technology,” says Takeshi Ohata, Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Heavy Industries at their headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. “Their battery engineering experience and marine market leadership give Corvus Energy expertise unlike any other. Their know-how around thermal management inside battery modules is critical to ensuring safe and reliable operation.”
“It is truly a validation of our world-class R&D capabilities that KHI selected Corvus to develop this technology,” says Sean Puchalski, EVP of Strategy & Business Planning for Corvus Energy.
“The new cutting-edge LiC technology provides the best of both worlds — current-handling performance nearing a supercapacitor with improved energy density. It will enable our Offshore customers to cost-effectively improve efficiency through energy recapture from heave compensation, drilling draw works and payload lowering applications with a lightweight, space-saving footprint.”
The lithium-ion capacitor cells are incorporated into the energy storage system that has high-efficiency liquid cooling by the LiC. Even at high RMS currents and charge/discharge rates, it helps to maintain a temperature range that is optimum. Charge/discharge rates of 600 C peak and 300 C continuously can be sustained by the LiC. This not only enables recapture/storage but also the fast discharge for high-power load handling.
Based on the LiC ESS technology Corvus Energy with Kawasaki Heavy Industries will introduce a new product. This is trademarked with Blue Marlin. It will mainly target the Offshore segment which is currently serving with its Orca and Dolphin ESSs and Moray subsea ESS. It is expected that by 2020 the new Blue Marlin product will be available.
“Corvus offers a timely solution to an urgent problem,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “Offshore producers are increasingly committed to investing in solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of their operations. We are thrilled that the progressive leadership at Corvus shareholders Equinor and Shell—whose offshore operations are the largest in the world—will help speed adoption of Corvus’ energy efficiency solutions in the Offshore segment.”
PR Reference: Kawasaki Heavy Industries