Minimal Architecture Zn/Br Battery for Residential Storage Applications (Energy Storage Innovations USA 2019)

Dr GJ La O, VP Technology
Primus Power
United States

Presentation Summary

The concept rethinks the structure of a Zn/Br battery to realize a low-cost, long-duration and durable platform for residential energy storage. In this work, we demonstrate elimination of expensive passive components including separators, pumps, and electrochemical stacks to reduce the overall cost of the system while maintain the performance of the high-energy chemistry employed in Zn/Br batteries.

Speaker Biography (GJ La O)

GJ is an electrochemical engineer with a passion for developing innovative technologies focused on enhancing energy efficiency and the environment. He joined Primus Power in 2009 and has been instrumental in leading the electrochemical development of a low-cost, high-power and robust flow battery system. GJ has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley. He has published thirteen refereed journal articles in the field of electrochemistry and electrochemical energy sources. He has presented over thirty conference and industry presentations. He has over 20 patents issued.

Company Profile (Primus Power Corp)

Primus Power's mission is to enable 100% renewable energy worldwide by delivering safe, low-cost, and long-life energy storage solutions. The Company's flow batteries are shipping to U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 60 patents in 14 countries/regions, the Company's EnergyPod 2 systems offer exceptional reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading total cost of ownership.
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