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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

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
Research Organisations
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
UNIVERSITAET 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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany
Address

Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding 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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Technical University of Eindhoven
Netherlands
Address

Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments