Organic Solid-Flow Energy Storage Systems

Produced in our new Battery Production Center in Alzenau., we drive the energy transition forward

Nature is our model

At CMBlu our approach is simple. We look to nature to make technology better. By imitating carbon-based molecules from the citric acid cycle in our bodies, we developed high-performance energy storage molecules that are entirely organic. The result is simply revolutionary: a green battery that enables large-scale, affordable, and customizable energy storage. 

CMBlu started as a research-driven project in 2011. Since then, we have continued to expand our broad IP portfolio and energy storage expertise. Today, we are the world's leading company in the field of organic solid-flow batteries and a major German battery manufacturer based in Alzenau, Germany. Together with our partners, customers and employees, we are advancing the key technology for the energy transition.. 

CMBlu milestones

  • 2011

    In 2011 a small team headed by founder Dr. Peter Geigle starts investigating organic flow technology. 

  • 2013

    We develop the first multi-cell stack design, one of the early cornerstones of our scalable green batteries.

  • 2014

    Promising research results lead to the founding of CMBlu Energy AG in 2014. Major partnerships are established and a strategic focus is put in place. 

  • 2015

    We premiere the first lignin-based fully organic battery, making the electrolytes especially economical to source and safe to use.

  • 2016

    We succeed in building the first large-scale stack – a big step for the bulk energy storage for multiple applications.

  • 2018

    The first high-performance PEP electrolyte joins our growing IP portfolio which we have been honing since 2011.

  • 2019

    Our company’s headcount increases to 80 employees.

  • 2020

    Our green battery solutions continue to grow, with our CMBlu Stack Version 2.0, a commercial-scale battery with up to 100 cells.

  • 2021

    And grow: we launch the first system with 6x100 cells, BMS and power electronics, for even larger applications and precise performance monitoring.

  • 2021

    A separate depot was added to the tank, in which most of the energy is stored chemically in solids. From now on we speak of "Organic Solid-Flow Batteries". This patented technology is a huge step. Not only for us!

  • 2022

    The go-ahead has been given to start production of our organic solid-flow energy storage systems. With the new Battery Production Center BPC directly at the Alzenau site, we are approaching series production with great strides.

  • CMBlu makes the Burgenland in Austria "energy self-sufficient" by 2030. The Governor of Burgenland signed a cooperation agreement between Burgenland Energie and CMBlu.

  • 2022+

    An exciting future will soon become the present. Strong growth, new applications and challenges are on the horizon for CMBlu. 

  • 2011

    In 2011 a small team headed by founder Dr. Peter Geigle starts investigating organic flow technology. 

  • 2013

    We develop the first multi-cell stack design, one of the early cornerstones of our scalable green batteries.

  • 2014

    Promising research results lead to the founding of CMBlu Energy AG in 2014. Major partnerships are established and a strategic focus is put in place. 

  • 2015

    We premiere the first lignin-based fully organic battery, making the electrolytes especially economical to source and safe to use.

  • 2016

    We succeed in building the first large-scale stack – a big step for the bulk energy storage for multiple applications.

  • 2018

    The first high-performance PEP electrolyte joins our growing IP portfolio which we have been honing since 2011.

  • 2019

    Our company’s headcount increases to 80 employees.

  • 2020

    Our green battery solutions continue to grow, with our CMBlu Stack Version 2.0, a commercial-scale battery with up to 100 cells.

  • 2021

    And grow: we launch the first system with 6x100 cells, BMS and power electronics, for even larger applications and precise performance monitoring.

  • 2021

    A separate depot was added to the tank, in which most of the energy is stored chemically in solids. From now on we speak of "Organic Solid-Flow Batteries". This patented technology is a huge step. Not only for us!

  • 2022

    The go-ahead has been given to start production of our organic solid-flow energy storage systems. With the new Battery Production Center BPC directly at the Alzenau site, we are approaching series production with great strides.

  • CMBlu makes the Burgenland in Austria "energy self-sufficient" by 2030. The Governor of Burgenland signed a cooperation agreement between Burgenland Energie and CMBlu.

  • 2022+

    An exciting future will soon become the present. Strong growth, new applications and challenges are on the horizon for CMBlu. 

Management Team

CMBlu is structured around a world-class management team with years of experience in the industry across multiple successful ventures.

Executive Team

  • Dr. Peter Geigle

    Founder and CEO

    Dr. Peter Geigle’s twin passions, biochemistry and green battery technology, led him to develop CMBlu’s Organic Solid-Flow Battery – a hybrid of nature and engineering. He brings 25+ years of experience in biotechnology and medicine to CMBlu, along with numerous insights from successful start-up endeavors.

  • Dr. Nastaran Krawczyk

    CTO

    Dr. Nastaran Krawczyk has over 12 years of experience in the research and development of energy storage technologies.

    She joined CMBlu Energy AG in 2015, making her one of the company's first employees

Supervisory Board

  • Markus Geigle

    Supervisory Board Chair

    Markus Geigle is an industrial engineer with a strong background in automotive engineering and investment analysis. Since July 2022 he has been responsible for Marketing & Communication at CMBlu Energy AG. Previously, he held leading positions at ALPINA B. Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG, including more than 25 years as head of wine import and distribution.

  • Peter Koob

    Co-Founder and Supervisory Board Member

    Leading companies have tapped into Peter Koob’s finance expertise for the past three decades. His most recent positions include MAGNA International, where he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development; he held other senior positions in the global automotive industry until 2018.

  • Dr. Achim Becker

    Supervisory Board Member

    Dr. Achim Becker brings deep IT expertise to CMBlu. He is known as a thought leader in information technology and the digital transformation. He is also the founder and CEO of the IT and software company Data Becker.

  • Manfred Eibeck

    Supervisory Board Member

    Manfred Eibeck held various management functions in manufacturing, engineering and production at GM/Opel for 18 years. Until 2018, he held leading positions in the international automotive industry, including ten years as COO at MAGNA EU. Since 2021, he has been a member of the supervisory boards of STEYR Automotive GmbH and Vitesco Technologies Group AG.

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Schindler

    Supervisory Board Member

    Prof. Dr. Joachim Schindler is an experienced auditor who has held management positions at KPMG, including on the Executive Board of KPMG AG and as Global Head of Audit of KPMG International. He is currently a member of various supervisory boards, in particular at Rocket Internet SE as Deputy Chairman and at Salzgitter AG as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was also an honorary professor at Freie Universität Berlin for many years.

  • Ina Schlie

    Supervisory Board Member

    Ina Schlie is an expert in digitization, M&A and finance. She has been involved in shaping the success story of SAP SE for more than 20 years. She also sits on the supervisory boards of both Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and q.beyond AG and is a member of the board of directors at Haufe Group SE. She is a lecturer at the LMU Munich. She also founded "encourageventures e.V." with the aim of promoting diversely managed start-ups and encouraging more women to become founders.

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