Energy Storage for Transport & Power
Energy Storage Solved: The French based company
MDI, founded in 1991, is now the world leader in
applications for compressed air clean energy
storage. Their uniquely designed engines, performing
compression and expansion, span applications from
consumer to industrial vehicles, to removing
intermittency from home electricity systems, right
through to buildings and factories, plus to industry
mass compressed air energy storage (CAES). Not only
can the technology completely replace traditional
batteries, it can finally rid the renewable energy
industry of its nemesis of intermittency. The
economic implications are massive, affecting
consumers through to industries through to
grid now becomes the servant not the master.
Society now manages power as a tool,
not a burden,
and life becomes very easy.
MDI & Partners: MDI’s ground breaking
technology has built powerful technology partners.
An early one was Tata Corporation wishing to deploy
the technology for India. Another was the huge waste
and energy company Veolia. Then one of the world’s
largest oil companies in a three way partnership to
develop efficient and affordable CAES at a mass
country level. KLM Airlines was early involved. And
now China representatives seek to deploy the
technology for China. So do we here in Australasia,
holding local licensing rights with MDI.
Products to Commercialise: MDI revolutionary
designed products are extremely affordable (less
than half the price of battery electric vehicles or
home energy systems), and are very scalable and
efficient. A small car can run 150km on a tank of
air, and using dual mode can increase that to 450km
for 2.25 litres of any fuel including renewable.
With the larger version dual function engine (power
and compression simultaneously) the vehicle can
travel 2000kms on a standard fuel tank. The engine
is designed with an external burner at 600 degrees
(so no 2000 degrees explosions), and hence no
pollutants or unburnt hydrocarbons.
Consumer Products: A range of transport
vehicles from small to medium to family, plus home
energy systems. Recharging is easy, quick and cheap.
Industrial Products: A range of transport
vehicles and operating vehicles from tractors to
buses, plus building and factory energy systems, and
mass energy storage for renewable energy providers
wind and solar.
Local Manufacture: Manufacture is locally in
Australasia via smaller distributed turnkey
factories, using local employment and business
services. The commercialisation of the business is
budgeted very profitable based on its modularity,
low risk, and