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Affordable High-Performance Green Redox Flow Batteries

Objective

The objective of HIGREEW (Affordable High-performance Green REdox floW batteries) is to design, develop and validate and an advanced redox flow battery, based on new water-soluble low-cost organic electrolyte compatible with optimized low resistance membrane and fast electrodes kinetics for a high energy density and long-life service. The battery prototype engineering design will be twofold: affordable balance of plant to optimize performance through advanced control strategy to achieve an LCOS of < 0.10€/kWh/cycle at the end of the project and 0.05€/kWh/cycle by 2030 and designed for recycling, to maximize the recycling of the components.
The consortium is formed by 9 partners coordinated by CIC Energigune, Spanish research centre, that will be the focus on electrolyte and algorithm development to maximise the batteries life span and minimise its LCOS. The development of advanced materials will be complemented with the University Autonomous of Madrid to improve membranes performance and the French CNRS research centre to optimize the electrode. The 3 key components will be tested and validated at lab scale and cell level with the collaboration of the University of West Bohemia (CZ). The stack engineering will be developed by C-TECH, UK’s SME specialised in electrochemical and electro-heating process equipment, that will work together with Pinflow to optimize active components at laboratory scale and battery stack design. The system design and scale up to manufacture a battery prototype of 5Kw will be done in collaboration between Heights, UK’s engineering, and Gamesa Electric, Spanish large industry leader in renewables. The battery prototype will be tested and validated in the pilot plant of Siemens Gamesa -third party linked to Gamesa- located in Spain. The testing and validation will be the focus on safety-hazards, LCA and LCOS. The exploitation strategy will be led by Uniresearch, who are highly experienced in EU projects. The project will last 40M with a cost of 3,7M€.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-BAT-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 728 090

Participants (9)

GAMESA ELECTRIC SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 500
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia Edificio 100
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 238 562,50
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 383 701,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 471 500
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEIGHTS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 616 562,50
Address
Wainstalls Mill, Wainstalls
HX2 7TJ Halifax West Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 199 400
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PINFLOW ENERGY STORAGE, S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 175 125
Address
Krizovnicka 86/6
11000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 125
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 375 181,25
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)