Under a contract, Brenmiller Energy’s 32 MWh bGen ZERO thermal energy storage system (TES) will be utilized to replace Heineken’s Israeli beverage arm, Tempo Beverages’, heavy fuel oil boilers at its plant in Netanya, Israel.
According to Brenmiller, the replacement will reduce heavy fuel oil use by about 2,000 tons annually and mitigate over 6,200 tons of carbon emissions each year. With the project, Tempo’s energy cost savings will reach $7.5 million over 15 years.
The bGen ZERO system to be installed at the Tempo plant will produce sustainable process steam using solar photovoltaic energy and off-peak grid power while electricity rates are affordable.
The bGen ZERO includes 99% charging efficiency and 97% cycle efficiency while converting power into heat. It not only offers a cost-effective way to electrify industrial process power but also helps deliver renewable management throughout the day.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 and is eligible for a grant of approximately $595,000 from the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection.
“The bGen ZERO system and our flexible delivery method unlock a new, more affordable pathway to decarbonization for Tempo,” said Avi Brenmiller, Chairman and CEO of Brenmiller Energy. “Together, we are setting a new standard for sustainable operations in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.”