… are a „green“ and sustainable alternative to conventional stationary battery systems.
By employing organic polymers toxic heavy metals can be omitted and inexpensive resources utilized. Traditional battery-metals like lead, lithium, vanadium or nickel/cadmium impose a burden on the environment. Not only is their disposal/recycling problematic, but also mining of the metal ores comes along with problems ranging from erosion to contamination of groundwater.
Organic polymers show a reduced environmental impact as life-cycle assessments demonstrate. The use of polymers will become increasingly economic as the prices for high-demand resources commonly used in battery manufacturing will rise in the coming years.
... are investigated in a new research project
Safe and economic redox-flow batteries using novel electrolytes based on (hyper)branched polymers for the storage of electrical power from eco-friendly sources such as photovoltaic and wind farms
JenaBatteries started a new joint research project with partners from academia and industry. The project (2015 FE 9110) is supported by the State of Thuringia and co-funded by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund. More information.
Stationary energy storage systems employing the modern redox-flow-battery (RFB) technology are a sustainable and cost-effective way to cope with growing deployment of renewable energy sources as well as the development of smart grids.