Projects funded by the European Commission
SONAR – Better Batteries for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
Organic redox flow batteries (RFBs) are considered to be a promising approach for the storage of temporary surpluses of renewable energies. The SONAR project aims at capturing the entire development process with all relevant aspects in a digital manner in order to accelerate the screening for suitable substances and the optimization of a battery system's design for specific operating conditions. The project partners develop tools and workflows for investigating electroactive materials up to whole battery systems. To this end, they combine simulation methods on different physical scales – ranging from the electronic/quantum mechanical level to the visible, macroscopic behavior. Factors such as cost, lifetime and performance are taken into account in order tto compare competing energy storage technologies comprehensively.
Project duration: 01/2020 - 12/2023