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H2Heat is a pioneering clean tech company, based in Waterloo, Canada.
We develop high capacity, efficient, compact, safe, portable, and cost-effective heat and hydrogen storage systems that work based on thermochemical reactions of our novel nanomaterials and micro-heat transferring technology.
 
About Us
H2Heat is a young company that built based on years of research, testing and validating new and game changing energy storage systems. In 2013, we started to research on developing new nanomaterials for bulk energy storage with the collaboration of the Energy Research Centre at University of Waterloo. In  2017, the technology was developed enough to spin out of the UW’s labs.
We own very strong beliefs and very clear ideas about who we are, where we are going and how we want to go.
MISSION
To carry out research and develop on thermochemical and hydrogen energy storage systems to improve the energy efficiency of the industry and reducing its environmental impact.
VISION
 
Become a leading company in R&D of systems based on thermoelectric power generation and recognized for its commitment to creating a more fair, ethical and sustainable world.
VALUES
- We believe in the talent and passion of people and the multiplier effects of teamwork.
- We understand the continuous improvement  as a transversal requirement that must be integrated into all the activities  
- We understand that ethics must govern our activities and, therefore, we want to maintain relationships based on trust, honesty, transparency and respect
- We assume our activity as a way of generating wealth, work and knowledge that should foster the present and future welfare of our society and of our planet
Thermal Energy Storage

 A NEW BATTERY - A NEW FUTURE 

It is a huge difference between different thermal energy storage solutions including heated oil, molten salt, molten silicon, molten metals etc., and the H2Heat thermochemical solution. Thermochemical batteries are more similar in performance to Electrochemical batteries like Lithium-Ion, where you can store large amount of energy for very long periods of time, BUT extremely more cost effective.

Key Features

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How Does It Work
The H2Heat battery has a high-temperature and a low-temperature side consisting of nanocomposites of special metal alloys and hydrogen, in a cyclic closed process.
When the hot side of the battery is charged with electricity or any heat source, a chemical reaction is created, and the energy is stored in the form of chemical bounds in the hot side. The hydrogen will move from the hot side to the cold side during this reaction to be stored. The energy is now stored in a cool conditions, same temperature as the surroundings, and can be stored for 100 years with a minimum amount of energy loss.
When the stored hydrogen in the cold side is forced back to the hot side, the stored chemical energy in the nanocomposite is converted to heat again and the hot side becomes hot. The heat is recovered and transported for heat and/or power generation.
 

     H2Heat IS A NEW WAY TO STORE ENERGY    

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The H2Heat battery technology has more than ten times higher energy density than other heat storage technologies, such as Molten Salt, and competitive with Lithium-Ion. The energy density is expected to be improved with future development. Due to this high energy density it is a great energy solution for other market segments where space, weight as well as environmental issues matters.
 
 
 
Applications
In general thermal storages, used as capacity storages can solve several problems by:
    •    Time/location shifting of heat and/or electricity demand and production
    •    Balancing energy demand and supply on a daily, weekly, and even seasonal basis
    •    Increasing the energy efficiency
    •    Decreasing the energy cost and GHG emission

     H2Heat IS A NEW WAY TO STORE ENERGY    

INDUSTRIAL WASTE HEAT RECOVERY

3000 PJ of available industrial waste heat in liquid and gaseous streams is produced annually in Canada alone. Only 25% of this waste heat is recoverable using conventional technologies, causing not only saving of 27 Mt/yr of GHGs, but also savings water due to lower usage of cooling water.
The re-use of waste heat offers a climate-neutral energy source. High-temperature heat recovery enables energy suppliers to produce electricity, process heat, district heating or cold.
However, often the thermal energy is available only for a couple of hours each day or is released in high quantities during a small time frame or in the location that there is no need for it. If this energy can be recovered, it can play an important role in our energy transition. H2Heat is the missing link.
Its high capacity as well as the module-based system, brings exactly those characteristics needed to make industrial heat more “renewable”.

     H2Heat IS A NEW WAY TO STORE ENERGY    

RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

- Buffering renewable and clean electrical energy, such as solar PV and wind, as thermal energy
- Concentrated solar thermal (CST) 

CHP POWER PLANTS WASTE HEAT RECOVERY

- Micro-CHP (combined heat and power) technologies such as micro-turbines, internal combustion engines, Stirling engines, solid oxide fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells,etc.
- CHP Power Plants technology manufacturers such as gas turbine, biomass and nuclear.
Contact
Head Office

295 Hagey Blvd.

Waterloo, ON N2L 6R5

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