INTRODUCTION

NOVACAB’s mission is to provide premier, innovative and green technologies. With an outstanding team of skilled, attentive and efficient people, the company aims to offer clean technologies to substantially reduce energy consumption peak loads and greenhouse gases emissions and to develop and manufacture smart energy storage technologies that can benefit to industrial processes, buildings, and vehicles.

NOVACAB has offices in Montreal, Québec, Canada and in Plattsburg, New York, USA.

TECHNOLOGY

Synthetic Phase Change Material for Hybrid Energy Storage

HTEES, the “Hybrid” Integration of Electrochemical Energy Storage (EES) and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) with Synthetic Phase Change Material (SPCM) is allowing for improvement and stability in the operation, plus Demand-Side Management, Stability, Predictability. SPCM was developed and patented by engineers of NOVACAB over 20 years ago, and is a high density energy accumulator. HTEES allows for existing equipment to run more efficiently, for heat/cold production offsets with respect to power demand and equipment to be turned off for periods of time.

Synthetic Phase Change Material is robust and easy to operate. It’s unlike water or eutectic salt; it has a small negative expansion factor in the solid phase, which results in negligible stress on components. It is very low maintenance with a long useful life. SPCM operates in conditions from -40ºF to +250ºF and has a life span of up to 15,000 cycles. SPCM is a mixture of inert materials that is non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-corrosive. It is environmentally safe and all ingredients are listed on the EPA TSCA inventory.

INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

By specializing in technology solutions for energy storage and advanced thermodynamics, NOVACAB’s goal is to provide the transportation and building industry sectors with premier, innovative and green technologies. The energy recuperation and storage of the TESS and HTEES allow users to get a fast return on their investment by saving on energy usage. The simplicity of the installation and maintenance insures considerable economic savings.

BUILDING SECTOR

For industrial uses, buildings, and energy production, Thermal Energy Storage Solution (TESS) is smart thermal storage that can be integrated to buildings and industrial processes. HTEES is a hybrid approach that integrates both Electric Energy Storage (EES) and Thermal Energy Storage (TES). Both TESS and HTEES are industrial systems that improve the performance of cooling systems (which usually use a great amount of energy and produces pollution). These technologies are the answer to more than just the need for cost savings. Because of the ability to provide large storage capacity and improved process control, they also do what is needed for optimal operating conditions by using the free energy that would otherwise be wasted (Solar energy, exhaust heat, free cooling, etc.).

The cooling systems (chillers/cooling towers, DES) are the largest consumers of power to data centers. In many cases, this consumption is also the most inefficient. The chiller plant is often over-provisioned for redundancy, resulting in partially loaded equipment and energy inefficiencies.

A DATA CENTER OPERATING WITH HTEES

The cooling systems (chillers/cooling towers, DES) are the largest consumers of power to data centers. In many cases, this consumption is also the most inefficient.

The chiller plant is often over-provisioned for redundancy, resulting in partially loaded equipment and energy inefficiencies.

A HTEES device is installed between the chillers and the data center. Chillers can be run at optimal utilization for highest efficiency.

Charged” during off-peak hours, when temperatures are more favorable and the grid use is most effective.

Discharged” during on-peaks hours when it can absorb transient increases in data center cooling load, avoiding startup of additional chillers, reducing the load on the grid.

TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

TES/M is a thermal storage system for vehicles that heats, cools, and dehumidifies, without using the thermal engine, vehicle cabs (especially sleeper-cabs for long haul trucks or for electric vehicles). This product allows a return on the investment after about 1.5 years and facilitates the reduction of greenhouse gas emission.

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