National Demonstrator for Isentropic Energy Storage (NADINE) - Memorandum of Understanding signed
08.10.2018: The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are planning the joint construction of the research facility National Demonstrator for Isentropic Energy Storage (NADINE). In a sustainable energy system, energy storage systems are of vital importance for the integration of renewable energies. However, there has been a lack of location-independent and cost-effective storage on a power plant scale. The DLR, the University of Stuttgart and the KIT intend to jointly build the NADINE research facility. A first design project phase has been supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
For this joint activity the three institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 October 2018 in Stuttgart (see picture, from DLR) in a festive frame program. Physics Nobel Prize winner Robert Laughlin of Stanford University, who initiated the MALTA storage project from Google X, gave an evening lecture entitled "Can Heat Save Us?". Laughlin advocates heat-based electricity storage as researched in NADINE.For more information please see: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-30169/#/gallery/32291