Autumn Flow Battery Online Meeting 2022

On the 29th of September 2022, the Autumn Flow Battery Online Meeting took place. It was organized by the Energy Storage Research group of  the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. The following HIGREEW partners were involved:

  • UAM – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • CIC energiGUNE
  • CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • UWB – Univesity of West Bohemia

The Autumn Flow Battery Online Meeting aimed at sharing the current scientific knowledge and the latest research advances in the field of flow electrochemical energy storage systems. Both academic researchers and battery producers discussed the actual challenges in the field of redox flow batteries, hybrid flow batteries and other advanced systems such as suspension and solid state batteries. Researchers from academia, together with battery manufacturers, shared the latest advances in the development of flow electrical energy storage systems. The HIGREEW project took part in the workshop by the disclosure of the results attained in a fundamental study that aimed at evaluating the behavior of a family of 2,2’-bipyridines in Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries. The topic of the workshop is closely related to the main research activity conducted by the attendees. The online meeting thus provided further knowledge on the latest advances performed in the field. The discussion of the disclosed results helped to gain understanding of the conducted research.

The online meeting consisted of three sections: Organic RFBs; Mathematical modelling, and electrode stability and performance. The covered topics addressed a broad range of interests: from an overview of the currently investigated and employed organic redox couples for Aqueous Organic RFBs to  mathematical modelling studies towards the introduction of physics-based battery management systems.  The usage of computed tomography to predict the properties of carbon felt electrodes was also disclosed. Besides, stability and performance of electrodes was assessed for several systems, such as Zinc-air, vanadium-based and aqueous organic Redox Flow Batteries.

For HIGREEW, Maddalen Agirre from CIC energiGUNE disseminated the results obtained in a fundamental work performed in collaboration with UAM within the framework of the HIGREEW project with an oral presentation entitled Study of the Behaviour of 2,2‘-Bipyridines in Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries. Other participants of CIC energiGUNE were Eduardo Sánchez,  Laura Pastor and Nerea Marquínez.

Additionally, other EU H2020 projects attended the event, such as:

  • Organic Redox Couple Based Batteries for Energetics of Traditional and Renewable Resources (ORGBAT). No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_025/0007445.
  • TAČR, program THÉTA2, project no. TK02030001.

All in all, the celebration of the workshop was a great opportunity to meet the scientific community working on the field of flow batteries and to gain insight into the latest developments performed in the topic. Around 40 people attended the workshop.