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LAVLE launches Proteus energy storage system

LAVLE says that its newly-launched Proteus energy storage system (ESS) overcomes the safety and performance constraints of conventional lithium-ion storage technologies.

In a statement issued this week, LAVLE said: ‘Nearly 95% of the world’s transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, contributing to more than 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions. While marine and other transportation sectors have shifted towards electrification to counter the negative environmental effects and reduce fuel and maintenance costs, the safety and performance constraints of current lithium-ion ESS have made wider adoption of electrification solutions challenging. LAVLE’s Proteus surmounts these barriers and makes possible new applications of electric propulsion and energy storage in these sectors, which can have meaningful impacts on air emissions and sustainability.’

The Proteus ESS uses LAVLE’s battery management system (BMS), which the company says is ‘designed to maximise reliability, lifetime, and uptime’.

The system features a thermal management system which – according to LAVLE – ‘entirely mitigates the risk of thermal runaway, with high performance liquid cooling, optimised battery chemistry, and multi-layer propagation barriers’. It also has a ‘dual redundant design’ that ensures no single component failure anywhere in the system can take down more than a single battery string.
Industry-first gas and leak detection technologies in every module.

Dr. Jason Nye, CEO, LAVLE, commented: ‘LAVLE’s Proteus is the superior solution for delivering the performance and assurance required to further advance electrification in marine transportation and other new markets. This is just our first step in bringing innovative, next generation technologies to market that will have a meaningful impact for carbon reduction.’

The Proteus system is currently undergoing certification by DNV-GL.

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes