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About the Project:
Project „Weltspeicher“ is operated by the Landshut University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Munich-based company VoltStorage. Headed by Prof Dr Karl-Heinz Pettinger and financed in the first round by The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) it will run until end of May 2021at the Energy Technology Centre (TZE) in Ruhstorf a.d.R.

Project Name:
“Weltspeicher auf Basis Fe/Fe-Redox-Flow“ (All-Iron Redox-Flow Battery Technology (IRFB) based Global Energy Storage System

Duration:
June 1, 2020 to May 5, 2021

Project Partner:
Energy Technology Centre (TZE) of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences
VoltStorage GmbH

Main Project Lead:
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger

Funding for Landshut University of Applied Sciences:
134,000 €

Total Project Amount:
250,000 €

Funding by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Program:
Directive on the promotion of a pilot Innovation competition for breakthrough innovations on the subject of global energy storage systems                  

Project description:

All Iron energy storage: A new cost effective storage technology “Made in Europe“ 

For both technology and economy, the applicants are to develop a trailblazing concept for the development of a global energy storage system based on All-Iron Redox-Flow Battery Technology (IRFB). The technology has been showing best prerequisites for the use of global energy storage systems. This is because the required materials are environment-friendly, inexpensive, and available across the globe. For the most part, they can be made of recyclable materials.  The 1-year project, therefore, aims at producing a detailed solution for the use of IRFB as a cost-efficient eco-friendly global energy storage system, hereby proving basic functionality. Throughout the funding period, laboratory experiments will be testing models and assumptions, as well as demonstrating technical developments. The preparatory concept stage is to generate a product close to serial production. Then, the project stage will be focusing on its design, construction, and optimization, allowing tests of the product in its respective environment. For standardization, in agreement with the other beneficiaries, standard comparative parameters for technical and economical target system specifications, such as standard load cycles, are to be worked out.

The project report completed at the end of the duration period will not only include a strategy for the potential industrialization of the system and comparison with other technologies, but will show the analyses of life cycles, materials and their origins, use of energy, as well as recycling instructions. The document will also state aspects of the storage system’s global market. Here, it will pay attention to location, modulation capability, and maintenance options in populated, low energy regions. It will include Germany, Europe as well as the entire planet.

 

 

DanuP-2-Gas

 

 

DanuP-2-Gas: Innovative model to drive energy security and diversity in the Danube Region via combination of bioenergy with surplus renewable energy

Duration: 07/2020 – 12/2022

Summary

The Danube Region holds huge potential for sustainable generation and storage of renewable energy. However, to date this region is highly dependent on energy imports, while energy efficiency, diversity and renewables share are low. In line with the EU climate targets for 2030 and the EUSDR PA2 targets DanuP-2-Gas will support transnational energy planning by strengthening generation and storage strategies for renewables in the Danube Region via advanced sector coupling technologies.

DanuP-2-Gas will bring together energy agencies, business actors, public authorities and research institutions through the Danube Energy Platform, based on the platform developed during DTP project ENERGY BARGE (energy-barge.eu).

The Danube Energy Platform is the foundation where stakeholders will be brought together and provided with all developed tools including the existing tools from the predecessor project. The infrastructure and biomass assessment, covering the Danube Region, will identify suitable locations for sector coupling hubs along the Danube River for combination of two idle resources. Unused organic residue (e.g. straw, animal manure, organic waste) will be processed to biochar for easy transport and as basis for synthesis gas generation. Additional hydrogen produced from surplus renewable energy sources (e.g. via electrolysis) allows to upgrade this syngas to renewable natural gas using biologic methanation. In this way the renewables will be diversified and surplus energy can be stored in the existing gas-grid increasing energy security and efficiency.

A GIS based information tool for the Danube Region that will give the users basal basic information about key elements required to realize the technological aspects of the proposed concept will be developed. In combination with the corresponding optimization tool for effective plant design this will result in valuable resources eliminating initial analysis for future investors. The cooperation of various stakeholder groups will additionally be fostered through joint trainings imparting user expertise.

The legal framework influencing the described storage concept will also be assessed on national level to develop a unified transnational strategy including roadmaps for simplified implementation. Finally, effective knowledge transfer will be ensured via workshops elaborating future piloting projects and business models with interested stakeholders and informing about potential exploitable subsidies.

DanuP-2-Gas is the joint effort of 14 partners from 10 countries across the Danube Region. The project builds strongly on pre-existing work to introduce a transnational storage strategy for renewable energy, underlining its economic feasibility and providing useful tools for implementing the concept.

Overall budget:           2.553.726,85 EUR

ERDF Contribution     2.109.336,02 EUR

IPA Contribution              61.331,75 EUR

 

http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danup-2-gas

 

List of Project Partners:

Role

Name

Acronym

Country

LP

Technology Centre Energy - University of Applied Sciences Landshut

LP - TZE

DE, DEUTSCHLAND

PP

Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region

ERDF PP1 - KSSENA

SI, SLOVENIJA

PP

Tolna County Development Agency Nonprofit Public Ltd.

ERDF PP2 - TCDA

HU, MAGYARORSZÁG

PP

Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz

ERDF PP3 - EI-JKU

AT, ÖSTERREICH

PP

Black Sea Energy Research Centre

ERDF PP4 - BSERC

BG, БЪЛГАРИЯ (BULGARIA)

PP

URBASOFIA SRL

ERDF PP5 - URBASOFIA

RO, ROMÂNIA

PP

Deggendorf Institute of Technology

ERDF PP6 - THD

DE, DEUTSCHLAND

PP

National Recycling Agency of Slovakia

ERDF PP7 - NARA-SK

SK, SLOVENSKO

PP

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice

ERDF PP8 - VSTE

CZ, ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

PP

MAHART-Freeport Co. Ltd

ERDF PP9 - MAHART

HU, MAGYARORSZÁG

PP

International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

ERDF PP10 - SDEWES CENTRE

HR, HRVATSKA

PP

Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar

ERDF PP11 - EIHP

HR, HRVATSKA

PP

University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

ERDF PP12 - UNIZGFER

HR, HRVATSKA

PP

Regional Agency for Socio – Economic Development – Banat Ltd

IPA PP1 - RDA Banat

RS, SERBIA

AP

Ministry of Infrastructure, Directorate for Energy

 

SI, SLOVENIJA

AP

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

 

SI, SLOVENIJA

AP

Municipality of Celje

 

SI, SLOVENIJA

AP

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

 

CZ, ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

AP

Hungarian Biogas Association

 

HU, MAGYARORSZÁG

AP

JP Elektroprivreda Hrvatske Zajednice Herceg Bosna d.d. Mostar

 

BA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

AP

Government of Lower Bavaria

 

DE, DEUTSCHLAND

AP

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

 

HU, MAGYARORSZÁG

AP

Bioenergetica Association

 

MD, MOLDOVA

AP

Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

 

DE, DEUTSCHLAND

 

Contact: Tim Bieringer, Technology Centre Energy, University of Applied Sciences Landshut

Wiesenweg 1, D-94099 Ruhsdorf a. d. R., Tim.Bieringer@haw-landshut.de

FERRUM

The Project

Project "All-lron Redox-Flow Battery as an Eco-friendly and Cost-efficient Energy Storage System (FERRUM)” is operated by the Landshut University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Munich-based company VoltStorage. Headed by Prof Dr Karl-Heinz Pettinger and financed by The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) it will run until the end of February 2022 at the Center for Technology in Ruhstorf a.d.Rott, Germany.

The All-lron Redox-Flow Battery as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy storage system (FERRUM) project will run until the end of February 2022. It is being carried out by the Landshut University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with VoltStorage GmbH at the Center for Technology in Ruhstorf an der Rott. The project is headed by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is responsible for its funding.

Project Name:

All-Iron Redox-Flow Battery as an Eco-friendly and Cost-efficient Energy Storage System (FERRUM)

Duration:

01.03.2020 until 28.02.2022

Project Partners:

Center for Technology of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences

VoltStorage GmbH

Project Lead:

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger

Funding:

€ 186,599 by The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Program:

ZIM (Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)”

Project Description: The researchers are aiming at developing a system of a 50 kWh capacity based on the All-Iron Redox Flow Technology. Fully cascadable, it should find use in all kinds of renewable intermediate storage applications or help ease the loads of power grids

Based on volatile renewables, we are developing inexpensive de-centralized energy storage systems for an affordable and eco-friendly energy supply.

In the use as power storage, the All-Iron Redox-Flow Battery Technology (IRFB) is showing key properties. This is because the materials required for battery production are environmentally friendly, cost-effective and widely available worldwide.

Although the IRFB technology was first described in 1981, its advantages could not yet be transferred to market-ready battery systems, as no high-energy efficiency and sufficient long-term stability were achieved.

In its development of a marketable storage system based on IRFB, project FERRUM overcomes those technological hurdles.

This system should also be fully cascadable up to the MW/MWh range and thus be suitable for all possible applications for the intermediate storage of renewable energies or the relief of the power grids.

After the successful market launch of the pilot product, the final application scenario will be the development of a 50 kWh capacity system for SMEs, apartment buildings and utilities.

Against the background of scarce resources as well as cost-effective and environmentally friendly battery development, by further developing the IRFB, it is intended to drive the transformation of energy systems in Germany

OPTIBATT

Duration:                    01.11.2019 - 31.10.2021                           

Lead-Partner:            VARTA Microbattery GmbH
                                   Dr. Martin Krebs

Project Partner:          Micro-Epsilon Messtechnik GmbH & Co.KG
                                    LACOM GmbH
                                    Landshut University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für
                                    angewandte  Wissenschaften Landshut)

Funding:                     Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
                                    Research funding in the 7th Energy
                                    Research Program
            

Project Goal:              Optimization of process technology in battery production

Project Description:
OPTIBATT develops process and measurement technology for faster and more cost-effective production of lithium-ion cells.  This is being tested on a laboratory scale in the electrode and cell production of an ongoing pilot and assembly line and demonstrated in cells. OPTIBATT aims at reducing the potential for error in battery cell production. The lower reject rate significantly improves the economic efficiency and environmental compatibility of production processes

The production of battery slurries is done in batches, each size ranging from 150 kg up to 3 tons in commercial plants. The material value of such batches alone depends on the material and size of the batch, ranging from € 2,000 to € 40,000. Since the uselessness of a slurry can often only be detected during the cell's inspection at the end of the production chain, at best a week lies between the electrode casting and the product's final quality check. This allows faulty process parameters to remain during this time, continually exerting their fatal effect until the target deviation is detected.

The presence of an in-line measurement method will significantly reduce the risk of value loss in cell production. The added economic benefit of such a measurement method will be enormous for the productivity and profitability of cell factories.

HyFlow

The development of an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective hybrid system is the objective of the European research project HyFlow, in which eleven partners from Germany, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal and Russia work together under the coordination of Landshut University of Applied Sciences. HyFlow is being funded by the EU until 2023 with EUR 4 million.

Project name:

HyFlow ( 963550) – Development of a sustainable hybrid storage system based on high power vanadium redox flow battery and supercapacitor – technology

Duration:

11/2020 - 10/2023

Project partners:

 

 

 

 

 

Technologiezentrum Energie (TZE), Hochschule Landshut, Deutschland
Pinflow energy storage s.r.o., Tschechien
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russland
Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie, Deutschland
C2C-NewCap, Portugal
Epic Power, Spanien
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Deutschland
Freqcon, Deutschland
Energieinstitut Linz, Österreich
Università di Bologna, Italien
Bayerische Forschungsallianz, Deutschland

Project management:

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger (TZE), Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Programme:

Horizon 2020

Total project amount:

EUR 3.9 million

Funding:

European Union

Goal

High storage capacity and high power – The HyFlow project develops a powerful model of a hybrid energy storage system that can meet high energy and power requirements. The project thus contributes to ensuring the effectiveness and stability of private and public energy grids in the future. To this end, the researchers want to combine two different systems – a high-performance vanadium redox flow battery and a supercapacitor.

 

COATEMO II

Duration:

01.11.2018 – 31.10.2021

Coordinators:

Graphit Kropfmühl GmbH
Dr. Robert Feher

Project Partners:

Graphit Kropfmühl GmbH
FutureCarbon GmbH
Dyneon GmbH
InVerTec e.V.
Varta Microbattery GmbH
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Funding:

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Research funding in the 6th Energy Research Program

Goal:

Development of novel, high-energy, fast charging and durable silicon/graphene anode materials for electro mobility.

Description:

Developing quickly rechargeable high-energy anode materials for electric mobility is the aim of The COATEMO II project. The fast charging capability is a decisive factor for the high acceptance of purely electric vehicles (Battery Electrical Vehicle (BEV)), particularly for these advantages: Shorter charging times and fewer charging stations; simplified infrastructures in city centers with a long reach due to more battery energy (charging more than 90 % of the battery capacity in 30 minutes), and, finally, a greater competitiveness compared to combustion engines.
In the COATEMO II project, one intends to exceed this limit by far: 250 Wh/kg through the researched novel high-energy Si-graph anodes and their materials. With 800 mAh/g not only do these anodes have more than twice the energy than graphite electrodes with 372 mAh/g, but compared to graphite electrodes of the same capacity, thinner electrodes can be used, increasing the electrode surface in the cell and thus the load capacity.

In spite of the high capacity of the anode materials discussed for the future lithium-ion batteries (LIB), based on silicon (Si), some disadvantages compared to the traditionally used graphite have to be noted as well. These challenges have to be overcome by joint research and development.