CIC energiGUNE, the Basque research center of reference in battery storage, thermal energy solutions, and hydrogen, and Tekniker, technological center specialized in technologies of Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Product Engineering and ICTs -both members of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA, have participated in the creation of the association Flow Batteries Europe. The association constituted by 16 European entities will work to “accelerate the decarbonization in Europe increasing the deployment of flexible energy storage solutions through redox flow batteries”.
Flow Batteries Europe has the threefold objective of generating opportunities to develop the technologies of flow batteries and their value chain, promoting the development of the technology in the European funding programs and contributing to creating business opportunities. The founding assembly, celebrated in the 28th of April, elected the Executive Committee, formed by 9 agents, among others, CIC energiGUNE which will be represented by Raquel Ferret, Business Development manager and the positions of a president (Volterion, Kees van de Kerk), vice-presidents (Alexander Schönfeldt, CellCube; Tobias Janoschka, Jena Batteries and Paul Vollant, Largo Resources) and a treasurer (Guillaume Chazalet, Kemiwatt).
“Europe needs to quickly position itself in the field of flow batteries, because Asia and North America have a head-start on R&D as well as on commercial activity”, has expressed Raquel Ferret, Business Development manager from CIC energiGUNE. “The launch of this alliance will allow us to take advantage of opportunities and outline an efficient value chain at a European level”.