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WE'RE ON A MISSION TO START AN ENERGY REVOLUTION

Electrified Thermal Solutions started at MIT in the noisy laboratory basement of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. The goal was simple: start an energy revolution.

We knew that a zero-carbon world needed a new heat source to replicate the temperature and intensity of fossil fuels, but we didn’t yet know how to convert abundant alternative energy to high temperature heat. 

 

Rewind to 2014 when we first began exploring technical solutions. We were convinced that an existing technology, applied in a new way, would serve industrial heating needs, but we continually found that incumbent solutions failed. First, we considered metallic heater wire, but found that the wires burned out when run at high temperatures. Then, we tried ceramic heaters, but they were more expensive than metallic wire and almost impossible to implement at industrial scales. Finally, we investigated graphite flaked bricks, but the graphite oxidized rapidly upon contact with air, which eliminated their electric heating capability. 

 

Existing solutions failed to meet the cost, maintenance, and temperature requirements. We needed something better. 

 

After our string of failures, we went back to fundamentals and investigated modifying common materials called “firebricks” already well-known to store heat and survive the hottest industrial processes on earth. If we could modify these bricks to function as electrical heaters, they could easily absorb excess electricity and convert it to high temperature heat, enabling the energy revolution. 

After years of research, we created the Joule Hive, our electrically heated firebrick system that turns intermittent renewable electricity into on-demand, flame-temperature heat, built from cheap abundant materials with decades of lifetime.

Join us as we work to replace fossil fuels with renewable heat in every furnace, turbine, boiler and kiln to decarbonize industry by 2050. 
 

Meet The Team

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Daniel Stack, PhD

Co-founder Chief Executive Officer

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Joey Kabel, PhD

Co-founder Chief Technology Officer

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Haneen Mansoor, PhD

Materials Engineer

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Dan McKinley, PhD

Test Engineer

Anne Wang

Sr. Thermal Mechanical Engineer

Advisors

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Hugo Bolio

Advisor - Industrial Operations

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Lara Pierpoint, PhD

Advisor - Utilities and scale-up

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Shreya Dave, PhD

Advisor - Entrepreneurial Growth

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Patricia Wexler

Advisor - Fundraising

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Don Abrino

Advisor - Refractory scale-up

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Charles Forsberg, PhD

Advisor - Systems and applications

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