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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