BASF New Business GmbH
NAS® Battery – High-energy, Long-duration Stationary Energy Storage
Trade News | September 30, 2021
NAS® battery system starts up at BASF’s Antwerp Verbund site
Antwerp, Belgium, and Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) has successfully started up a system comprising four NAS® battery containers, which have been integrated into the electricity grid at BASF’s Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. With this long-term project in Antwerp, the BASF team wants to test various operating scenarios and further explore the potential of NAS® batteries. NAS® batteries are sodium-sulfur batteries with high energy content that are designed for stationary electricity storage.
September 10, 2020
BASF New Business and G-Philos sign MoU for cooperation in power-to-gas (P2G) business
Yongin, South Korea, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, September 10, 2020 – BASF New Business GmbH (BNB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the German chemical company BASF SE, and the leading Korean P2G system company G-Philos have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in P2G projects globally. Up to 2022, BNB will supply NAS® batteries that can provide a total of 19.2 MWh of energy to G-Philos for P2G projects. BNB will support G-Philos in further P2G projects and in the development of business with Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for NAS® batteries in South Korea as well as in the global market. Through the collaboration, the two companies expect synergy effects in the field of P2G systems for green hydrogen production.
November 7, 2019
BASF and NGK to partner on developing the next generation of sodium-sulfur batteries
Nagoya, Japan, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, November 7, 2019 – BASF New Business GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German chemical company BASF, and Japanese ceramics manufacturer NGK INSULATORS, LTD. are expanding their cooperation. In addition to the sales partnership agreement for NAS® batteries announced in June 2019, they have now entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop the next generation of sodium-sulfur batteries.