Workshop with Anthony Price as external advisor for CENELEST

As part of the second CENELEST meeting in Pfinztal/Germany, a workshop with Anthony Price (Swanbarton, International Flow Battery Forum) as external consultant took place on the afternoon of July 6, 2018. The objective of this workshop was to further develop a research strategy to better meet current and future requirements in the field of stationary energy storage.

Anthony gave an excellent overview of 150 years of stationary energy storage, the current situation and future changes in the energy storage market in various regions worldwide. Finally, the workshop participants used the opportunity to hold detailed discussions with Anthony in order to be able to better classify technology trends and react to future developments, among other things.

2nd CENELEST Meeting in Pfinztal/Germany

On June 5 and June 6, 2018 the second CENELEST meeting took place at the Fraunhofer ICT in Pfinztal/Germany. As at our first meeting in Sydney/Australia, administrative discussions took place on the first day and presentations and discussions on the scientific content of the collaboration took place on the second day.

From the Australian side, Prof. Maria Skyllas-Kazaco and Dr. Chris Menictas had travelled to this meeting. At this meeting, the premises of the Fraunhofer ICT and the 2 MW / 20 MWh vanadium redox flow battery were also visited.

Industry visit of 15 MW /60 MWh VRFB

In July 2018 we have made an industry visit to one of the largest vanadium flow batteries with 15 MW / 60 MWh. The Battery is owned by Hokkaido Electric Power Corp. near Chitose on Hokkaido Island in Japan and built by Sumitomo Corp. The purpose of the battery is to stabilize the grid with frequency regulation but also with peak shift.

Meeting of IEC TC21/TC105 JWG7 Flow Batteries

On October 12th and 13th CENELEST attended the meeting of IEC TC21/TC105 JWG7 on flow batteries in Sapporo/Japan. During two days of fruitful discussions we have worked on the finalisation of three different standards on flow batteries regarding safety, performance and general aspects.

CENELEST has published two papers in Journal of Energy Chemistry

We have published two papers in a coming special issue about Flow Batteries in the Journal of Energy Chemistry. The first paper is a review about additives for vandium flow batteries. The second is about the influence of electrochemical treatment of electrodes for vanadium flow batteries: