University of Calgary Researchers Take Delivery of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

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July 30, 2018

Cellcube’s vanadium redox flow battery (“VFB”) will help the university advance research on the production of vanadium and vanadium electrolytes (“VE”). Over 130 such batteries have been installed by CellCube around the world with some VFB operating for close to 10 years. (Shown in photo: a CellCube installation.)

CellCube subsidiary Pure Vanadium Corp. holds a portfolio of licenses for the production and sale of VE. The subsidiary’s research and development activities involve the production of VE formulations for rapidly expanding vanadium redox flow battery technologies that are employed in grid-scale electrical storage.

Dr. Ted Roberts, Professor & Associate Head (Research), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary, will head the research team. Dr. Roberts is an internationally recognized expert and innovator in the field of electrochemical technology. Dr Roberts’ research group is exploring the use of new large-scale energy storage technologies.
Electrode materials for redox flow batteries are being developed in collaboration with other researchers. The goal is to develop low cost, vanadium redox flow battery systems that are able to operate efficiently at high current densities, improving the economic viability of the technology. These systems are being developed for large scale energy storage and the integration of renewable electricity generation.

“One of the key elements of our corporate strategy is to refine the VE formula to make it more economical for vanadium redox flow batteries,” says Mike Neylan, CEO of Cellcube. “Cellcube’s association with the University of Calgary will advance the work to commercialize the scientific technology developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and licensed by Cellcube through its subsidiary Pure.”

CellCube is gearing up to deliver fully vertically integrated energy storage solutions to utilities and independent power producers for both stand-alone energy storage projects as well as projects where energy storage enhances the value proposition from renewable energy generation.

Photo source: CellCube

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