Enjay signs contract with Stena Real Estate – the first to use new environmental technology

In June, startup company Enjay gained 3.1 million kronor from investor Peter Enberg and the Swedish Energy Agency, for its patented product Lepido. Now, Stena Fastigheter is the first customer and real estate company to invest in the innovation that recovers energy from the exhaust air from restaurants.

In June, startup company Enjay gained 3.1 million kronor from investor Peter Enberg and the Swedish Energy Agency, for its patented product Lepido. Now, Stena Fastigheter is the first customer and real estate company to invest in the innovation that recovers energy from the exhaust air from restaurants.

Just a few months after Enjay finalized their first rights issue, they landed their first customer, Stena Real Estate, for the environmental technology innovation Lepido.

The patented product combines a unique air heat pump and an exhaust air unit that is able to sit in the aggressive environment of restaurant ventilation, which makes it possible to recycle energy that has previously been impossible because grease, soot and moisture destroyed the technical equipment.

Lepido will be implemented in the Möllan mall food court in the Leonard neighborhood near Möllevångstorget in Malmö, which consists of four apartment buildings.

“This will mean a savings of just over 300,000 kWh net per year for the Leonard neighborhood. All exhaust air from the food court is gathered in a large duct where we retro-fit Lepido, which extracts the energy from the air and puts it back into the property via the radiator circuit that heats all apartments”, explains Jesper Wirén at Enjay.

 

In addition to the annual economic savings, Stena will reduce emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from the Leonard neighborhood by just over 30 tons a year.

“We are very pleased that Stena are pioneers with new, sustainable ventilation technology,” says Jesper Wirén at Enjay. “We see that this is the beginning of a major transformation in the industry, thinking about energy management in restaurant ventilation. Where you have previously had to just release the energy straight into the air without recycling, you can now recover hundreds of thousands of kWh each year.”

Revolutionizes the ventilation industry – more players interested
Although the finished product will not launch on the market until the beginning of 2018, Enjay has been contacted by several leading players in the industry.
“We are overwhelmed by the positive response and will soon have to establish a waiting list to guarantee all deliveries of Lepido at the launch. Right now, we are looking at how we can increase the volume of production, and that is a pleasant challenge.“ says Jesper Wirén.

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