Many attempts have been made in the past to leverage metal's high energy density to create a new sustainable energy source. Unfortunately, until now, this technology lacked durability and stability.
Phinergy is a leading pioneer in metal-air technology, turning metals into a new clean energy carrier. This revolutionary technology releases the abundant energy contained in metal, allowing various applications to efficiently leverage its high energy density for storing, transporting, and generating clean and safe energy.
Technically speaking, the basic principle that enables metal-air systems to produce energy is the combination of metal, oxygen, and water, oxygen being a key reactant for releasing energy from metal. While conventional batteries carry oxygen in heavy electrodes, our groundbreaking, patented Air-Electrode, enables our metal-air systems to freely breathe oxygen from the air, making them significantly lighter.
Combining science, nanotechnology, algorithms, and more, our multidisciplinary approach allows us to achieve multiple technological breakthroughs in metal-air technology, and create efficient, stable, and durable metal-air systems that overcome the major obstacles of the past.
More energy per weight
Non flammable and non explosive
Zero emission and fully recyclable
Thousands of operating hours
No precious or rare materials
Making up 8% of the earth's crust, aluminum is the most abundant metal in the world. For more than a century, aluminum has been produced by injecting large amounts of energy into the metal, mainly in remote places where energy is abundant, clean, and cheap.
Our Aluminum-Air technology releases the energy initially injected into aluminum for a variety of applications, using aluminum as a clean and safe energy carrier. Fully recyclable and reused as an energy carrier with no material loss, aluminum creates a clean and sustainable circular value chain.
Energy is stored Electricity is injected into alumina in smelters
Energy is transported Aluminium is transported across the world
Energy is generated Phinergy’s technology released electricity contained in aluminium
Energy is recycled Aluminium hydroxide recycled back to alumina
Same as gasoline
Easy to transport and move energy across the globe
Infinitely recyclable energy carrier
Abundant material and wide-spread industry
Leveraging our proprietary Air-Electrode, the Zinc-Air technology enables local energy charging and discharging for intermittent renewable energy sources.
The Zinc-Air system architecture separates the charging, storage, and discharging units, providing complete flexibility, and easily adapting to application-specific requirements. This flexibility enables the increase of storage capacity at low marginal costs.
Tens to hundreds of hours of energy storage
Fits each application-specific requirement
Zinc is abundant and cheap
Storage capacity increased at low marginal costs