Zenobē in Benelux

Zenobē in Benelux, building a zero-emissions future in mainland Europe.

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We’re building a zero-emission future based on clean power and second-life batteries.

We’re committed to making clean power accessible and have strong experience doing this through the innovative use of battery storage in the UK. Taking these learnings, we are now expanding into mainland Europe, starting with Benelux.

We recognise that the path to net zero isn’t straight, it’s circular. We’re working with experienced partners to upcycle electric vehicle batteries to provide stationary energy storage in a second life. By promoting a circular economy for batteries, we are ensuring our solutions deliver CO2 and cost savings throughout their lifecycle.

A first for Belgium

For our first project in Benelux, and the first of its type in Belgium, we’re proud to be partnering with Aertssen to maximise its on-site renewables using a second life battery.

  • Security of supply – using more renewable power more of the time
  • Managing price volatility & save money: no need to buy back-up energy at expensive times of the day
  • Using solar energy when the sun doesn’t shine
  • Saving 1,250 tonnes of CO2 over 15 years

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The Challenge

Renewable power is intermittent by its nature, only generating when the sun shines or the wind blows. For Belgian construction giant Aertssen, having installed 5,500 solar panels at its main office, they wanted to secure their supply of renewable power and manage energy price volatility.

The Solution

By installing the on-site battery, Zenobē is helping Aertssen to store surplus renewable energy generated by their solar panels and manage energy price volatility. The stored energy can be released to power Aertssen’s business operations, including its fleet of electric forklifts. Thanks to the battery the forklifts can run on renewable power at night without the need to buy energy at expensive periods of the day.

With years of experience balancing supply and demand for network operators in the UK, Zenobē is ensuring that Aertssen too can use renewable power more of the time, whilst saving money. Moreover, by redeploying an electric vehicle battery for a second life we’re closing the loop, saving vital materials, value and carbon.

Steven Meersman, Co-founder and Director of Zenobē

“It marks the first time a second-life bus battery is used in Belgium to store renewable energy on site. It’s also a great demonstration of how EV batteries can be used to support the shift towards a zero-emissions future. We’re proud to be working with Aertssen on this exciting project. It’s an important step forward for Zenobē, Aertssen and for second-life batteries in Belgium.”

Tim Maeyens, Business Development Manager Green Energy for Aertssen

“Zenobe’s second-life battery ensures that the locally produced green energy is also stored and used locally. This is a step towards making Aertssen’s operations even more sustainable.”

In numbers

1,250 tonnes of CO2 saved from entering the atmosphere over 15 years

1.4 MW second-life battery, upcycled from an electric bus

69 MWh of additional solar energy used per year by Aertssen

Electric Vehicle Fleets

Our full turnkey end-to-end service fleet electrification solution solves fleet operators’ biggest challenges: charging infrastructure, access to power, vehicle funding and battery performance.

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Network Infrastructure

We design, finance, build and operate grid scale battery storage sites that keep the lights on as we transition to a zero-carbon power system.

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Want to work with us?

Project Manager/Electrical Estimator, Benelux

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager/Electrical Estimator to be the first person on the ground to drive delivery of our current opportunities. This role will report into the General Manager Benelux . The role would preferably be based in Belgium though we would consider a base in Netherlands.

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For all enquiries in Benelux, please contact:

Peter Pauwels: info.benelux@zenobe.com / +32 477 50 35 53

Peter Pauwels General Manager

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