Member - Daniel Buhagiar

Game-changing energy storage without batteries, tailored for offshore renewables.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2019
Company Size 3
Member Type
Innovator
seeker
Founders Tonio Sant, Daniel Buhagiar, Robert N. Farrugia
Headquarters 2611 VT Delft, Netherlands
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Daniel Buhagiar

About

FLASC is developing a hydro-pneumatic energy storage system tailored for offshore applications. The objective is to bridge the gap between intermittent renewable energy production and a fluctuating consumer demand. This allows, for example, large offshore wind farms to improve the quality of the power that they provide to consumer grids, and also to supply reliable power in remote offshore locations, such as oil & gas infrastructure. Energy is stored using a hydro-pneumatic liquid piston, pumping seawater to compress a fixed volume of air. Using our patented dual-chamber technology, we have optimised this process to achieve very high efficiencies, making it a commercially viable solution. It is built on established supply chains and well-proven concepts already used in the offshore oil and gas industry. FLASC has been prototyped and tested, and has received a Statement of Feasibility from DNV-GL. Our unique solution is best-suited for the offshore market, where conventional battery technologies struggle due to their short lifetime, along with safety and environmental issues. On the other hand, the FLASC technology embodies the core principles of offshore, it is: safe, reliable and cost-effective.
Headquarters 2611 VT Delft, Netherlands

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Daniel Buhagiar

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.