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Enabling the clean energy transition through long duration thermal energy storage

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Ramya Swaminathan

CEO at Malta

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Malta is on the leading edge of long-term battery storage. They are building a new type of electro-thermal energy storage system that can collect and store energy from any source (i.e. wind, sun, or fossil fuels), in any location and for long durations, and dispatch it as electricity on demand. The concept was invented by Stanford professor, Robert Laughlin, based on well-established principles in thermodynamics for a system that stores energy as heat (in molten salt) and as cold (in a chilled liquid). The project was later refined and incubated at Google X and spun out in 2018. 

Notable Achievements

  • Raised more than $85 mm from financial and strategic investors
  • Created partnerships with world-class companies on both product development and commercial sides
  • Won US DOE and EU grants for various initiatives

Currently Operating in Four Regions

Press Mentions

October 14, 2021

U.S Department of Energy Announces 2021 Electricity Advisory Committee

December 1, 2021

Malta and Bechtel join forces to speed rollout of long-duration energy storage

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