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

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.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

Participants (10)

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ELESTOR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 260 300,52

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 223 913,52

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

JENABATTERIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

AMER-SIL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 422,48

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,19

Partners (8)

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Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

ERAS-Labo

Eötvös Loránd University

Technical University of Eindhoven

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

ETH Zurich

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765289

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 796 578,23

  • EU contribution

    € 3 796 578,23

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany