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    Reference: 20200113
    Release date: 19 June 2020

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Nilar is a European start-up developing NiMH batteries for Battery Energy Storage Systems ("BESS"), which has entered the commercialisation phase in 2019. The project concerns the expansion and upgrading of Nilar's manufacturing lines, accompanied by increased R&D and sales and marketing efforts in order to gain market share in Europe in the residential PV and storage segment and to enter the commercial and industrial segment, including EV charging.


    The development of an innovative start-up into a prospering business in the field of technology development, manufacturing and sale of sustainable, safe and cost-competitive innovative batteries for stationary storage applications in Europe. In doing so, the project contributes to the EU's security of supply in components (batteries) that are critical to its economic competitiveness, its energy transition objectives, and hence climate action goals.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 47 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 100 million

    Environmental aspects

    The activities to be financed are not listed in any annexes of the Directive 2014/52/EU amending the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU. The project will help create the conditions enabling the deployment of battery energy stationary storage systems, facilitating the transformation of the energy sector. The project therefore supports EU climate action policy.


    The promoter has been assessed by the EIB as a private company not subject to EU rules on public procurement or concessions.


    Under appraisal - 15/06/2020


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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