German Mossau Energy, which closed down its business at the end of 2015, had not had any luck in finding either a successor to the company or an investor for its Blue Hamster idea. Helmut Janßen said to Ostfriesische Nachrichten: “Mossau Energy is no more. That has nothing to do with insolvency.” Eighty-one-year-old Günter Mossau, who founded the company, just didn’t have any luck in finding a successor, leading to the liquidation of the company at the end of December 2015. Whereas Janßen was able to find someone who would rent the company premises, he is still looking for someone to invest in Blue Hamster.
Mossau had already presented the storage energy solution in 2013 during the Hanover trade show (see HZwei issue from July 2013) and again in 2015 during the Intersolar. A demonstration unit consisting of a 100 kW solar system, a 41 kWh battery, a 2.3 kW electrolysis system, a 20,000 L hydrogen pressure tank and a 2.3 kW fuel cell has been in use at Kerafol since 2014. The latest news was that mass production had been planned for the end of 2015 and investors from the Middle East were ready to support the project, although the system had not yet been economically feasible. In March 2013, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs had awarded the company – whose origins can be traced back to the solar industry – with the Federal Prize for Outstanding Innovative Achievements in the Trades.