Lead and lithium-ion battery maker Stryten Energy is moving into the vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) technology market with the buy-out of Storion Energy.
US-based energy storage solutions firm Stryen aims to bring VRFB technology to the market for applications requiring more than four hours of storage capacity when linked to renewable sources such as solar and wind.
These applications include utility-scale storage, microgrids and military bases.
Colorado, US-based Storion’s VRFB uses domestically sourced vanadium, and can deliver > 90% depth of discharge, is scalable from kWh to MWh and has an “aggressive” charge and discharge tolerance.
The acquisition of Storion will add a flow battery technology R&D facility to Stryten’s four North American R&D centers that are focused on advanced lead and lithium energy storage solutions for essential power, motive power, transportation, military and government end users.
Mike Judd, president and chief operating officer of Stryten Energy, said the combination of Stryten’s 2,500 employees and more than two million square feet of manufacturing space brings the industrial resources necessary to become a supplier of long-duration batteries that are engineered and produced in the US.
Storion’s VRFB technology will expand the portfolio of Stryten’s newly formed Essential Power division, which provides a suite of advanced lead and lithium battery technologies.