Flow Battery Membrane

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,973.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-11ER90111
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
97214
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
19 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
JackTreger
Dr.
(781) 879-1244
Treger.Jack@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
ReneeWong
Dr.
(781) 879-1286
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Vanadium redox batteries (VRB) are rugged, multi K-Whr long life flow batteries that can store large amounts of regenerative energy in liquid form and are useful as energy accumulators in intermittent renewable power plants such as wind and solar, or storage of off-peak power generation. Cost-effective, highly selective membranes are needed for enhancing the commercial attractiveness of this technology. Low-cost versions of currently employed membranes will be chemically modified to reduce vanadium-ion selectivity, without compromising proton conductivity.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Better energy storage technologies are expected to enable reduction of the nations dependence on imported petroleum, reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution, and conservation of petrochemical feedstocks. Their potential public benefits include reducing adverse health impacts from pollution, reducing adverse environmental and economic impacts of global warming, and reducing economic impacts of limited world petroleum supply

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