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European Training Network to improve materials for high-performance, low-cost next- generation redox-flow batteries

Objective

Renewable energy sources like wind turbines require large-scale, stationary energy storage systems to balance out fluctuations in energy generation. FlowCamp will advance the development of one of the most promising storage systems: redox-flow batteries (RFBs). The recruited fellows will develop materials (membranes, electrodes, electrolytes, catalysts, sealing materials) and macrohomogeneous models for three next generation RFBs (hydrogen-bromine, organic and zinc-air systems). They will then upscale the new systems to prototype level (TRL4/5), and validate them using the cutting-edge battery testing facilities available for the prestigious German-funded RedoxWind project at Fraunhofer ICT. The new RFB technologies can be combined in energy storage systems tailored to a wide variety of application scenarios, with lower cost, longer service life and higher efficiency than conventional (e.g. Li-ion) storage devices.

Through FlowCamp, 15 ESRs will gain a unique skill-set comprising electrochemistry, material science and cell design/ engineering, as well as an overview of different RFB technologies and their implementation at prototype level. FlowCamp will consequently go far beyond existing electrochemical training, in a field with a high and growing research demand. The employability of the ESRs will be further enhanced by high-quality individualized training in scientific and complementary skills, and a structured network program of training units moving them from theoretical investigations towards industrial application and entrepreneurship. The active involvement of industrial partners, secondments in applied research and industry and a strong research and training emphasis on market requirements will furthermore provide them with the intersectoral experience needed for a career in electrochemical energy storage.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (10)

ELESTOR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73, Gebouw Bf
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 223 913,52
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
JENABATTERIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Otto-schott-strasse 15
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMER-SIL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Rue D'olm 61
8281 Kehlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 061,19
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

Israel Chemicals LTD
Israel
Address
23 Aranha Street
61202 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Germany
Address

Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany
Address

Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERAS-Labo
France
Address

Saint-nazaire-les-eymes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary
Address

Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments