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Research begins to develop VRFB systems for marine industry applications

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:40 -- Paul Crompton

VanadiumCorp, the German subsidiary of VanadiumCorp Resource, has begun plans to target zero-emission shipping markets with next generation redox flow batteries specially designed for the marine industry.

A multidisciplinary engineering team, from Germany, Netherlands, and North America will design and engineer next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery systems for marine propulsion applications. 

They aim to deliver VRFB cells and stacks of incremental sizes for testing to research and development partners in Germany.

Phase I will be managed under the direction of VanadiumCorp’s chief technology officer, Dr. Gilles Champagne and will focus on VRFB system architecture, components and parts.

In addition to this effort, R&D partners will conduct specific laboratory-level material and electrolyte tests to support the engineering work and integration of the VRFB in marine vessels.

Phase I is part of a multi-phase development schedule that will include a trilateral partnership with Conoship International Projects from the Netherlands and Vega Reederei and Partners from Germany.