C-energy, part of Cordeel Group, has signed a licensing and R&D agreement with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for the commercialisation, production and optimisation of Vanadium Redox Flow batteries (VRFB). Via this cooperation C-energy wants to offer a complementary battery technology aimed at economical, ecological and safe longer-term energy storage.
C-energy develops new sustainable technologies and applications that provide an answer to the energy transition and all of its attendant challenges. These include all aspects of energy management, storage, optimisation and trading. In order to further expand and optimise the Energy-as-a-Service offer, it entered into an agreement with DICP. "DICP is an authority in the research and development of Redox Flow batteries, and has extensive experience in cooperation with companies and technology transfer", says Dany Bosteels, Out-Of-The-Box Manager at Cordeel Group who established the first contacts with DICP.
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, recently called for a ´Global coalition on battery storage´ during the launch of the World Meteorological Organisation´s State of the Global Climate 2021 Report. Guterres emphasised the crucial role that battery storage can play in tackling the global climate crisis. He advocated treating renewable technologies, such as battery energy storage systems, as essential and freely-available global public goods by removing obstacles to knowledge sharing and technology transfer, including intellectual property constraints.
"Battery storage of electricity will become crucial to further optimise the energy consumption of our customers. C-energy already offers lithium-ion batteries through its subsidiary C-battery, but will soon be able to supplement this offer with Redox Flow batteries.” says Niko Bonnyns, Project Director at C-energy. “The agreement with DICP comprises both the use of the existing basic technology and a research collaboration for the further development of this technology in order to optimally facilitate our projects and serve our customers.”