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Reference Number InnUK/102206/01
Title Vanadium-Hydrogen flow battery for energy storage applications - a feasibility study
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Arcola Energy Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £107,489
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Early Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Arcola Energy Limited (69.757%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (30.243%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Imperal London College (0.000%)
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Abstract Increasing the penetration of renewable energy generation contributes significantly to reducing emissions and is one of the most effective ways to secure energy supply. However, renewable sources (e.g. solar and wind energy) are intermittent, unreliable and put stress on the electricity grid. Energy storage systems at scale can compensate for this, enabling greater deployment of renewables at lower system cost than grid reinforcement. This project will carry out a technical feasibility study into a novel hybrid fuel cell redox flow battery for energy storage at scale at 25% reduced cost compared to comparable existing technologies. The project therefore targets all three aspects of the energy trillema, addressing both carbon reduction and energy security through enabling greater use of renewable energy generation, while specifically addressing the cost of energy storage systemsIncreasing the penetration of renewable energy generation contributes significantly to reducing emissions and is one of the most effective ways to secure energy supply. However, renewable sources (e.g. solar and wind energy) are intermittent, unreliable and put stress on the electricity grid. Energy storage systems at scale can compensate for this, enabling greater deployment of renewables at lower system cost than grid reinforcement. This project will carry out a technical feasibility study into a novel hybrid fuel cell redox flow battery for energy storage at scale at 25% reduced cost compared to comparable existing technologies. The project therefore targets all three aspects of the energy trillema, addressing both carbon reduction and energy security through enabling greater use of renewable energy generation, while specifically addressing the cost of energy storage systemsIncreasing the penetration of renewable energy generation contributes significantly to reducing emissions and is one of the most effective ways to secure energy supply. However, renewable sources (e.g. solar and wind energy) are intermittent, unreliable and put stress on the electricity grid. Energy storage systems at scale can compensate for this, enabling greater deployment of renewables at lower system cost than grid reinforcement. This project will carry out a technical feasibility study into a novel hybrid fuel cell redox flow battery for energy storage at scale at 25% reduced cost compared to comparable existing technologies. The project therefore targets all three aspects of the energy trillema, addressing both carbon reduction and energy security through enabling greater use of renewable energy generation, while specifically addressing the cost of energy storage systems
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Added to Database 04/12/15