1414 Degrees (ASX: 14D) is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of its SiBox® Demonstration Module (SDM), marking a key funding milestone in the SiBox Development Agreement with Woodside Energy Technologies Pty Ltd. The commissioning phase involved extensive trials, demonstrating the SDM’s ability to convert electric energy into a controlled very hot air stream for industrial processes.

The SiBricks™ in the SDM showed excellent energy storage performance, successfully undergoing 32 cycles of phase change. As previously reported the SDM has showcased its flexibility to meet a range of industry needs by operating at outlet temperatures ranging from 700°C to 850°C and delivering 6–12 hours continuous output at each set point.

The SDM is now operating autonomously and is ready for continuous cycling and discharge testing over the next 12 months to complete the validation phase. Following successful validation and a commercialisation plan, Woodside will evaluate providing further funding to the SiBox business, including potentially acquiring an equity interest in the business.

SiBox represents a significant advancement in 1414 Degrees’ energy storage technology developed over more than a decade.

Commenting on this milestone achievement, 1414 Degrees Chairman, Dr. Kevin Moriarty, stated, “Over the next 12 months, we anticipate that SiBox will emerge as an important emissions reduction solution for the industrial sectors that manufacture the infrastructure of our societies. With financial support from Woodside and the Australian Government Modern Manufacturing Initiative, we are well-positioned to make significant contributions to industries’ transition to clean energy. Our expertise in converting renewable electricity to zero-carbon heat, can help them tackle their unique challenges of high temperatures, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.”

For further information on 1414 Degrees’ agreement with Woodside Energy Technologies Pty Ltd, refer to the Company’s announcement on 13 October 2021 – https://1414degrees.com.au/1414-degrees-woodside-partnership/.