We strongly believe that it makes little sense to use virgin batteries for stationary energy storage. Battery packs that are considered end-of-life in electric vehicles still have usable capacity of over 80%, and we cannot let it go to waste. Our mission at Octave is to give a second-life to batteries from electric vehicles and repurpose them into a source of much-needed sustainable energy storage.
As leaders in second-life battery energy storage systems, we're committed to developing sustainable solutions for the energy transition. Our innovative approach is modelled on a circular economy to reduce waste and mitigate climate change. Discover how we're empowering a cleaner and brighter future for all.
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As the e-mobility sector is booming, so are concerns over the sustainability of lithium-ion batteries. At Octave, we engage in a circular economy and lower the overall carbon footprint of our batteries.
We leverage advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to closely monitor the battery fleet, extend the lifetime and optimize the performance of each battery system.
Batteries support the large-scale deployment of renewable energy sources by coping with the intermittency of solar and wind energy, and hence provide the power system with crucial flexibility.
Co-Founder & CEO
Maxime holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Energy management. He is an international expert in the energy markets, with extensive experience at key players in the power market, such as EPEX SPOT (Europe’s leading power exchange), ENTSO-E, Elia, ENGIE and Brugel.Linkedin
Co-Founder & CTO
Jonas earned his Phd summa cum laude, while researching the topic of optimal control of battery energy storage systems in the electricity market. During and after his PhD, Jonas worked as an R&D engineer at one of Europe’s leading energy startups (REstore, now CBS) where he played a key role in developing REstore’s battery optimization capabilities.Linkedin
Co-Founder & Head of Data
Nicolas is an energy engineer and data analytics wizard. He has worked for major European utilities (Total Energies and ENGIE) as a power trader and a quantitative analyst. Nicolas also worked as a Battery Data Engineer at Gogoro in Taiwan, a world-class leader in battery swapping technology for light-weight electric vehicles.Linkedin
Embedded System Engineer
Amaury graduated with a Master in Electrical Engineering at Polytech'Lille. He has a background in embedded system engineering and combines experience from the automotive industry and the startup world.Linkedin
Louise Van Isterdael
Business Development Manager
Louise has an MSc in Business Engineering. She started her career in ENGIE’s energy trading department and has more than 5 years of experience in developing onshore wind energy projects.Linkedin
Electrical Design & Research Engineer
Mahdi has an extensive background in electrical engineering. He completed his PhD at VUB on lithium battery characterization and modelling. Mahdi has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Aalborg University.Linkedin
Electrical Design Engineer
Sam is freshly graduated with a master of Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Ghent. He is currently following the Postgraduate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering while pursuing an internship at OctaveLinkedin
Business Development Manager
Karel obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and started his career at Scholt Energy. Meanwhile he has more than 3 years of B2B sales experience in the energy and recycling industry. He is also a co-owner of the family-owned honey company MELI.Linkedin
Software & Devops Engineer
With more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and data engineering, Svend's expertise is focussed on streaming pipelines, event driven architectures and cloud computing. He has been a team member of two successful startups already: Mnubo (Montreal) and Real Impact Analytics (Brussels).Linkedin
Chairman of the Board
Luc Sterckx holds a MSc and a PhD in Chemical Engineering, as well as a post-graduate certification in Business Administration. He combines a hands-on, practical approach with general management expertise from a very wide range of companies of various complexities and sizes, including mergers & acquisitions, startups and turnarounds.Linkedin
Jean-Nicolas has a financial and management background and led ABInbev’s corporate venture capital group prior to joining SPDG where he manages investments across energy and mobility.Linkedin
Camille is a senior investment associate at SPDG with a background in M&A and private equity within the energy infrastructure sector. She has previously held roles in major utilities such as RTE, Total and Elia Group, as well as in advisory at EY. Camille is dedicated to supporting the sector towards more sustainable energy solutions.Linkedin
Olivier de Duve
Olivier worked for more than 17 years in investment banking, capital markets and investment management in New York, Paris and London. He now manages Simplicity and Inventures Investment Partners. He is also a Board member and private investor in various start-ups and is active in the Steering Committee of the de Duve Institute, a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute.Linkedin