Revaluation of energy and building with salt.
The research of 100 days foreland.studios ‘Hydromax’ has yielded many new perspectives on the energy transition. Collective Soepel foresees that a large-scale by-product will be created as a result of this transition in the coming decades: salt.
As a result of the growing demand for ‘fresh’ water, we will have to bring seawater ashore for filtering. This process leaves huge amounts of concentrated salt water (Brine). What will man do with this abundance?
BrineBlocks shows the potential of ordinary salt as a smart building material and as a heat battery. In this installation you can take a rest in the warm bed of salt or warm your hands on the salt radiators.
Photography: ZWTSR – Jesse Wensing
The energy sector is facing a major issue. How do we store the excess green energy generated for when we need it? Storing heat in a mass is an age-old proven principle. Think of soapstone stoves or the CESAR basalt battery. Retain heat for a day, a week or even into winter.
By combining the abundances (Brine & generated energy), Soepel responds to the energy issue in a sustainable way. The BrineBlocks consist of pressed (sea) salt. Due to the high mass after pressing, this material is very suitable for retaining heat.
Are you interested or do you see potential in this project? We look forward to discussing the future of BrineBlocks with you.