EarthEn on Energy Tech Startups

Nada Ahmed

Jason Ethier

In this episode of the energy technology podcast, we sit down with Manas Patak, the CEO and co-founder of EarthEn. Dive into a conversation about the innovative thermo-mechanical energy storage solution EarthEn offers, its potential impact on the energy sector, and the company’s journey and future plans.

Key Takeaways:

  • Manas introduces EarthEn, a company specializing in thermo-mechanical energy storage using supercritical CO2.
  • Their technology offers a compact, safe, and cost-effective solution for long-duration energy storage.
  • The unique use of supercritical CO2, which behaves both as a liquid and gas, is central to EarthEn’s technology.
  • This approach is reminiscent of compressed air energy storage (CAES) but leverages CO2 for superior performance.
  • EarthEn’s innovative approach allows for the augmentation of pipelines, turning them into energy storage assets.
  • The company targets a diverse range of customer segments, from utility-scale energy storage to commercial-industrial spaces.
  • Manas shares EarthEn’s funding journey, including securing DOE grants and other awards and their future financing plans
  • With plans to launch their first commercial product by 2026-2027, EarthEn is on a mission to democratize access to clean energy globally.

Connect with Manas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pathakmanas/

Learn more about EarthEn: https://www.earthen.energy/


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