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HyFlow: Development of a sustainable hybrid storage system based on high power vanadium redox flow battery and supercapacitor – technology

Objective

Developing low-cost energy storage systems is a central pillar for a secure, affordable and environmentally friendly energy supply based on renewable energies. A hybrid energy storage system (HESS) can be capable of providing multiple system services (e.g. frequency regulation or renewable balancing) at low cost and without the use of critical resources. Within HyFlow, an optimized HESS is designed consisting of a high-power vanadium redox flow battery (HP-VRFB), a supercapacitor (SC), advanced converter topologies and a highly flexible control system that allows adaptation to a variety of system environments. The system design enables modular long-term energy storage through HP-VRFB, while the SC as a power component ensures high load demands to be handled. The flexible Energy Management System (EMS) will be designed to perform high level of control and adaptability using computational analysis and hardware development. Within HyFlow, this innovative HESS is developed and validated on demonstrator-scale (5 kW scale) including sustainability analysis. The scope is to base the HP-VRFB on recycled vanadium and thereby reduce the environmental impact as well as the costs of the HESS. The consortium will build upon lab-scale and industrial application-scale experimental data to derive models and algorithms for the EMS development and the optimization of existing VRFB and SC components. An industry-scale demonstrator (300 kW scale) provides the possibility to test even the fastest grid-services like virtual inertia. Outputs of the project support the whole value-chain and life cycle of HESS by developing new materials and components and adding them together with an innovative EMS. The development of the above described HESS especially through the flexible EMS allows a plethora usage potentials to be assessed. This will lead to the grid integration of the HESS where the full potential of the flexibility can thoroughly be qualified and optimized for market requirements.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-BAT-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut
Address
Am Lurzenhof 1
84036 Landshut
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 699 807,50

Participants (10)

PINFLOW ENERGY STORAGE, S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 383 987,50
Address
Krizovnicka 86/6
11000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPIC POWER CONVERTERS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 626,25
Address
Calle F Oeste, Nave 93, Grupo Quejido, Pol. Malpica
50016 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 481 900
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHARGE2C-NEWCAP LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 484 375
Address
Avenida Jose Francisco Guerreiro Paia Park Armazem A2.12
1675 078 Odivelas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 392 725
Address
Novaya Str 100
143025 Moscow
Activity type
Other
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 802,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREQCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 500
Address
Bürgerwiesenweg 5
27336 Rethem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 187 375
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 227,50
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 231,25
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other