Welcome to the CMBlu blog. In this first issue we aim to give an overview of what you can expect from future blog articles. At the same time, we want to use this opportunity to explain our CMBlu’s motivation and present our expertise in the field of large-scale energy storage solutions. As you can imagine, there’s also one topic that drives us as a battery manufacturer: the energy revolution. Let’s first take a look at the current situation.
Across almost all sectors, current debate about the energy revolution centres on the question of doing without, which is exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, the escalating crisis in energy supply, the Corona pandemic, the current heat and drought: This is the case in the private market, when we talk about CO2-neutral food or mobility, for example. But it is also true in the macroeconomic challenge of making energy supply climate-neutral and less dependent on high-risk or conflict-laden supply relationships.Whether this is possible is closely related to the question of whether and how efficiently we can store energy. While this subject has been a driver for us for many years, we’re not claiming to be satisfied with the solutions offered today. In our view, there’s a lack of scalability, security, competitiveness, flexibility and, not least, sustainability.
Dissatisfaction with the status quo has served as motivation for us for more than a decade, initially in the context of a research project on organic batteries, and later in the CMBlu Energy AG organisation which grew out of it. And what makes Organic Solid-Flow Batteries such an interesting technology?
The answer is straightforward – they fulfil the requirements to serve as the backbone of a climate-neutral energy economy.
From this technical innovation, inspired by nature itself, we can offer environmentally friendly, economical, readily scalable storage solutions which can be adapted to multiple requirements. We see it as our responsibility to apply this technology for the betterment of humanity. We want to make a meaningful contribution so future generations can live in a CO2-neutral society, without compromising their living standards.
In concerning ourselves with solutions to help make renewable energies the planet’s primary energy sources, we feel we are in a good position to discuss four distinct topics with you. These are the energy revolution itself, the various battery technologies and their respective potential, the question as to how we are to make our innovations practical, as well as the issues and challenges facing us as an innovative enterprise in what is a high-risk and dynamic environment.
A significant drawback of renewable energies is their volatility. If the sun fails to shine, or if the wind doesn’t blow, there is no energy. The consequence of this is as simple as it is far-reaching: without appropriate energy storage, humanity will not be able to move to 100% renewable energy.
The CMBlu Blog tackles the question of what would cause an energy revolution based on current technology to fail, proposes possible solutions for a successful transformation of our energy supply, explains the success factors – here we will come back to energy storage – and presents a picture of what we believe a CO2-neutral economy might look like.
An imperative for the energy revolution will be the ability to store renewably produced energy. As such, the state of battery technology is a critical factor. That’s why we’ll concentrate on the question of which technologies exist currently, what battery research holds for future developments and the technical factors which determine if a technology will succeed in progressing the energy revolution.
Creating a climate-neutral planet is an existential task for humanity this century. It is a task that demands innovation, market-driven solutions and multi-faceted collaboration.
Our own innovation management deals with how vertical collaboration will work, what the business models of tomorrow will look like and, of course, how to tread the path from technological innovation to market-ready solution.
The CMBlu Blog also aims to provide an insight into our work and the progress of our tech projects, with ongoing reporting of company milestones and developments. At the heart of this will be the knowledge we gain and share, the lessons learned along the way, how projects are unfolding, and what makes CMBlu of interest from an investor perspective.
So if you want to get to know one, perhaps THE alternative approach to today's and tomorrow's energy problems - and the minds behind this technology - then you've come to the right place. From now on, articles will be published here regularly that show what we can and should do today to solve the energy problems of tomorrow.
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