Vanadium redox flow batteries are recyclable, environmentally friendly, and extremely durable. The development of an industrial version would facilitate the storage of renewable energy.
Currently, the most common method to store energy from volatile renewable sources, such as the wind or the sun, is to turn it into electrochemical energy using lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries. Vanadium redox flow batteries have some advantages in comparison to the currently established battery types. Among them is a higher durability, made possible by considerably higher cycle stability. Additionally, the electrolyte can be reused, which makes the batteries recyclable and environmentally friendly.
The project uses a modular concept, based on hydraulic compression, which allows for quick cell replacement within the battery assembly.
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Westphalian Energy Institute
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Funding code: EFRE-0800546