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Demonstration of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) through…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
ARPA-E
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0674-1537
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Demonstration of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) through rationally designed high energy density electrolytes and Membrane-Electrode Assembly (MEA)
Agency / Branch: DOE / ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0000260
Award Amount: $1,499,977.00
 

Abstract:

ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) is proposing demonstration and deployment of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology through a multi-faceted effort based on 1) Novel V-electrolytes based on Fluorinated Carboxylates, 2) Low-cost (and superior) proton exchange membrane and 3) “zero-gap” membrane-electrode assembly. The Fluorinated V-carboxylates are a new class of V-salts with the potential for high energy density V-electrolytes. The low-cost membrane technology, based on the renewable biopolymer chitosan and ITN’s proprietary cross-linking process has already demonstrated superior properties (higher proton conduction & lower V-permeability) than Nafion®. This membrane is an ideal low-cost alternative for Nafion® in VRFB applications. Such a synergistic approach has the highest potential to demonstrate an economically viable VRBF technology and address the ever-increasing demand for electrical energy storage, especially from renewable sources.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Thoen
Director, Fuel Cells Division
(303) 285-5113
pthoen@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Neelesh Ullal
(303) 285-5140
nullal@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway  Littleton , CO 80127-4107

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No