Test protocol for the HIGREEW Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Battery (Feb 2020 – Month 4/40)

Result from partners CTECH, GAMESA, CICe, HEIGHTS, UWB and PFES.

Result has been achieved on 28 February 2020 in month 4 of the project (Report 1.2)

The result tackles the need for a test protocol for characterizing flow batteries and their components is paramount for the efficient screening of materials, characterization, and performance testing. In the early stages of the HIGREEW project, the partners have defined a set of testing protocols that will be used to validate the prototype, from component to system level.

  • Objective: To define a set of testing protocols that will be used to validate the prototype, from component to system level.
  • Research: Testing requirements at all levels from component to system, have been researched using the specific expertise and experience of the consortium partners. In particular, specific testing requirements at lab scale and stack level have been compiled, as well as tests related to the fluid handling and electrical and control systems.
  • Result: The result has been a database of tests defined for the HIGREEW flow battery and its associated systems. The tests are comprehensive and address the battery materials (e.g. chemical compatibility, temperature limitations), stack and system requirements (e.g. fluid dynamics, material lifetime, pump efficiency, electrical system efficiency), and provide a full characterization of the battery system.
  • What will it be used for: The resulting testing protocols will be implemented at appropriate points in the development process, so that the technology can be developed in an efficient manner, and that the resulting battery will fulfil the project performance requirements.
  • Impact: The impact of this work will be to allow a battery system to be developed that will fulfil the project objectives; that will lead to a product that is competitive in the energy storage market.

Test Protocol: all scales are considered