Corvus Energy receives funding from the Government of Canada for R&D of energy storage and digitalization in marine vessels

Novel battery designs and digital transformation will enhance Corvus Energy’s leadership in energy storage systems (ESS)

Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada– December 11, 2019 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it will receive funding of up to $6 million from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) supporting a research and development project to create the next generation of energy storage and digitalization technologies for marine vessels.

The multi-year R&D project will be undertaken in Corvus Energy’s main research, engineering and product development center in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

 “Funding from NRC IRAP and other Canadian government programs has been instrumental for Corvus, not only in assisting our product development over the years but also in opening new markets and helping us attract our investment partners,” says Sean Puchalski, EVP of Strategy & Business Planning for Corvus Energy. “We have grown to be one of the leading cleantech companies with expertise recognized throughout the global marine industry. We are immensely thankful for the financial assistance from the Government of Canada.”

“With decarbonization efforts intensifying globally, Corvus continues investing in innovative products and services to remain at the forefront of evolving energy conservation and emissions reduction practices in the marine industry,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “As our operations and customer base grow around the world, we discover seemingly limitless opportunities for energy storage, underlining the growing importance of continuing to develop our R&D, digitalization and commercialization expertise, in Canada and throughout our organization.”


About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy is the leading supplier of energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime, offshore, subsea and port applications. Corvus Energy offers a full portfolio of ESS suitable for almost every vessel type, providing high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium-ion battery systems. The purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. Corvus Energy has unsurpassed experience from 250+ projects, totaling over 230MWh and more than two million operating hours.

Photo caption: Corvus Energy receives up to $6 million in funding from Canada’s NRC IRAP for energy storage system and digitalization R&D.

From left: Corvus Energy—Sean Puchalski, EVP Strategy & Business Planning.
 NRC IRAP—Dr. Mehrzad Movassaghi, Industrial Technology Advisor; Dr. Thomas Yeung, Director, Pacific Region; and Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Pacific Region