Richmond, B.C. Canada (March 23th, 2015) Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Michelle Rempel visited Corvus Energy of Richmond B.C. for a facility tour and a review of the company’s industry-leading lithium ion battery technology. The Minister viewed the Corvus Energy production facility and the assembly of the company’s 6.5 KWh lithium ion modules, system controllers, remote system monitoring and data acquisition equipment and Corvus’ new liquid-cooled energy storage system (ESS). The Minister asked many questions regarding the ongoing development of Corvus battery technology and had some suggestions as to future market development and service offerings.
A $1.3 million loan from Western Economic Diversification (WED) through the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is enabling the development of Corvus products. Neil Lang, Corvus’ Chief Operating Officer thanked the Minister for the WED support, explaining that the financing has been very important to the company’s product development and to building the market’s confidence in Corvus’ products. In addition to its vigorous export business, Corvus has recently signed a contract to provide lithium ion ESSs for two new battery-LNG hybrid cargo ferries for Seaspan Ferries Corporation.
These ferries are the first of their kind in Canada and will operate between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, B.C. Corvus Energy would like to thank Minister Rempel for her visit and the ongoing support from the Government of Canada for Corvus’ battery technology development.
About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium Ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvus-energy.com