Re-imagining the movement of energy
From wires to wireless
Pioneering power beaming technology
Since the industrial revolution, energy has been transmitted physically either as molecules through pipes and tankers or as electrons through wires. We believe that unshackling the physical connection between electricity generation and consumption will achieve a breakthrough in the energy industry similar to what wireless communications have done for the transfer of information.
Over the last 4 years, Emrod has been pioneering the development of power beaming for commercial purposes.
Achieving Commercial Viability
Emrod system works by converting electricity into electromagnetic energy, typically in microwave frequency, and directing it from a transmitter in a highly collimated beam to a receiver where it is rectified back into usable electricity.
A useful way to think about this would be a “virtual line” where energy moves from point to point through a narrow tightly controlled path.
To make power beaming commercially viable there are a number of technical challenges we had to overcome including achieving high efficiency, scalability, directivity and safety – and this has been the main focus of our team.
Revolutionising energy distribution
Just as wireless communications technology transformed the ability to share and use information, a breakthrough that impacted every industry, power beaming will transform the ability to utilize clean energy across industries. We are working with industry and government partners to develop Emrod’s technology for use cases that include:
- Faster connection of renewable energy sources
- Powering remote communities
- Disaster recovery
- Decarbonisation and electrification of industries with on-the-go charging
- Space-based energy infrastructure, including Space-Based Solar Power
Organisation we've partnered with include:
Emrod demonstration in Munich, Germany, for the Towards Space Energy for Europe Demonstration delivered in partnership with ESA and Airbus, September 2022.
Emrod field testing in Taranaki, New Zealand, delivered in partnership with Ara Ake and Powerco, June 2022.
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland has a rich history of innovation sprouting companies like Rocket Lab and Xero. Auckland is home to Emrod R&D and testing facilities.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston is quickly becoming the hub for cleantech innovation in the USA. Emrod’s has an office at GreenTown Labs.
Meet the team
Emrod team consists of a passionate group of scientists and engineers that came together from around the world to change the world. Our diverse backgrounds bring together experience in Academia, Aero-space, Energy industry and Technology commercialisation.
Greg Kushnir, CEO
Dr Ray Simpkin, Chief Science Officer
Steve Cooper, COO
Teresa Mak, Antenna Design Lead
Andrew Wallace, Commercial Director
Mark Tomkins, Head of Engineering
Natalie Robinson, CMO
Dr. Jochem Roelvink, Principal Engineer
Dr. Mina Amiri