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DOE lab boosts flow battery capacity, life using starch derivative in breakthrough research

Ethan Howland of UtilityDive reports on the Department of Energy’s breakthrough in battery technology.

The C3 Take
  • The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has used a starch derivative to boost the capacity and longevity of a flow battery.
  • The team of scientists optimized the ratio of chemicals within the battery until it reached 60% and cycled the battery continuously for more than a year with minimal loss of energy.
  • Our National Labs and entrepreneurs are critical to delivering clean energy breakthroughs.

“The breakthrough could lead to the scale-up of long-duration fluorenone-based flow batteries, which PNNL unveiled in 2021, according to PNNL. Flow batteries store energy in liquid electrolytes.”

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