envion AG, a crypto mining company and blockchain infrastructure provider, has entered into a research co-operation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest institute for solar research in Europe.

The research will focus on the German energy market and explore how envion's container-based Mobile Mining Units (MMU) can be integrated in the German electricity system and its complex regulations. The Fraunhofer team will analyze how capacities in renewable energies are distributed in space and time and whether overcapacities can be used for envion's distributed data center infrastructure. Part of the project is also a cost-benefit assessment of MMU-relocations: when and how often is it economically viable to move the mobile datacenters to a new energy source; how can PV parks, wind farm and combined heat-power units be used for the envion technology.


In a longer perspective envion's distributed and flexible structure can contribute to and merge into a smart grid in which multiple sources of energy interact with millions of consumer in an extremely flexible way based on blockchain protocols. The technology potentially is the basis for the change of todays economical, social and regulatory framework conditions and shapes our energy future.