Firebrick Resistance-heated Energy Storage (FIRES)

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Project Term:
08/09/2021 - 02/08/2024

Technology Description:

Electrified Thermal Solutions is developing Firebrick Resistance-heated Energy Storage (FIRES), a new energy storage technology that converts surplus renewable electricity into heat. Once stored, the renewable heat can be used to (1) replace fossil fueled heat sources in industrial processes such as steel and cement production or (2) run a heat engine to produce carbon-free, on-demand renewable electricity at a fraction of the cost of Li-ion batteries. FIRES is based on a novel joule-heated system built from electrically conductive ceramics designed at MIT.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Peter de Bock
Project Contact:
Daniel Stack
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