FlowCamp is a research and training project from 8 different countries, who will recruit 15 PhD students for the project. The project aims to improve materials for high-performance, low-cost next-generation redox-flow batteries. Renewable energy sources like wind turbines require large-scale, stationary energy storage systems to balance out fluctuations in energy generation. Redox-flow batteries are considered to be one of the most promising solutions. 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, and validate them using the cutting-edge battery testing facilities available for the prestigious German-funded RedoxWind project at Fraunhofer ICT.
Project partners: • Amer-Sil SA • Bar Ilan University • CNRS-LEPMI • CNRS-LRP • MTA-TTK • JenaBatteries GmbH • Johnson Matthey • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague • University of Stuttgart Institute of Machine Components (IMA) • Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Institute of Computational Physics (ICP) •
This project receives funding from the EU Research Executive Agency Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks under grant number 765289