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THE POTENTIAL OF THE NANOFLOWCELL®

The unique combination of nanoFlowcell® and bi-ION electrolytes is superior to any available battery technology. 

Leveraging the technological properties of nanofluids and flow batteries, we developed a groundbreaking new energy storage. On-par with modern lithium-ion accumulators in energy density, but safer, environmentally compatible and more convenient.

nanoFlowcell® stores electrochemical energy and release it as electricity. Benefits of this technology are its thermal safety, low cost, high efficiency and great flexibility.

At last, with nanoFlowcell®, mobile electrical power becomes available in an environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient and non-hazardous manner for the first time, providing new perspectives to electro mobility - on land, at sea and in the air.

FILLING UPWITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.

Will it be possible to build a fuel-station infrastructure suitable for nanoFlowcell®? Yes. When? Very quickly, because existing fuel stations can simply be retrofitted. There could also be standalone refuelling systems, installed in convenient locations or at home. Will it be interesting for consumers and providers in terms of costs? Yes. Why? Because refuelling with ionic fluid - one positively and one negatively charged liquid, is possible right now. And because the manufacture of ionic liquid is already inexpensive using current technology. On top of that, the ionic liquid is non-toxic, non-flammable and has a virtually infinite shelf life. All this is beneficial to mass production, logistics and storage, without any onerous regulatory requirements.

Filling up with the ionic liquid barely differs from the refuelling process for vehicles with internal combustion engines, only that this involves two liquids beings pumped simultaneously into two separate tanks within the vehicle.

The ionic liquid is consumed - the tank is refilled with new energy through topping up the ionic liquid. No need for plugs and sockets, the electricity comes from the nanoFlowcell®.

NANOFLOWCELL®ENERGY CARRIER OF THE FUTURE

To-date, many have tried and failed to find a simple, safe and sustainable solution for storing electricity. The flow cell is probably the first technology to enable the storage of large quantities of energy without suffering from decomposition or attrition. Our proprietary nanoFlowcell® achieves five times more energy density than conventional flow cell technology, making it suitable for high-performance applications.

AND IT DOESN’T END THERE.

While QUANT is making its initial appearance largely in the automotive sector, individual mobility is only one aspect of the many application opportunities for the nanoFlowcell®.

Aircraft

Aircraft, for instance, currently already use a sizable number of on-board batteries. These are often made from roughly the same lithium-ion material that keeps mobile phones and laptops running. The material has an, albeit, rare but calamitous tendency of thermal collapse. This is where nanoFlowcell® could, in the near future, offer a significant benefit in energy density and operational safety. Initial discussions and development work on this are already underway.

HOMES

The flow cell is already established as an energy storage medium for domestic applications. Local energy logistics for homes or small residential areas using the ionic liquid and the nanoFlowcell® are highly conceivable based on current technology. nanoFlowcell AG is currently researching sensible future applications in this field.

RAILWAYS

Energetic concepts with nanoFlowcell® technology could also have an equally energy-saving impact on rail traffic, by providing boost under acceleration and stabilising the on-board electrical system. Also conceivable is a hybrid drive for all highly developed drive types seeking to take advantage of the nanoFlowcell®’s boost effect under acceleration, as with braking recuperation.

HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

The potential uses of the nanoFlowcell® are many in haulage, too. In HGVs in particular, there is sufficient space to incorporate large tanks for the ionic liquid, generating enormous range as a consequence. The drive’s power output also offers new perspectives for sustainable mobility and the statutory requirements for reducing exhaust emissions.

SHIPPING

The use of the nanoFlowcell® in shipping likewise presents massive potential. Huge tankers and freighters, not to mention long journeys across the world’s oceans, are especially predestined for improvement with non-toxic drive concepts and powerful drivetrains. nanoFlowcell® could be extremely interesting in terms of environmental policy and cost. Because nanoFlowcell® is completely scalable, the potential here is enormous and widespread.