Environmentally compatible energy. nanoFlowcell® technology is fully environmentally compatible and harmless to health. The nanoFlowcell® is very efficient and cost-effective to produce using commonplace materials and that are readily available in large quantities. Precious and rare-earth metals are not used in either the cell itself or in the bi-ION electrolyte solution. All the raw materials required for the nanoFlowcell® and its electrolytes can be sustainably acquired, used without harm to health and ultimately disposed of in an environmentally compatible manner.
Long-lasting and recyclable. nanoFlowcell® is also exemplary in terms of raw materials recycling thanks to its extended lifecycle. nanoFlowcell® thus eliminates the problem of performance loss experienced by conventional batteries as the nanoFlowcell® suffers no memory effect, even after 10,000 charge cycles. This means the nanoFlowcell® can handle up to ten times more charge cycles than conventional Li-ion battery systems (Li-ion battery: approx. 1,000 charge cycles). In a car, this would equate to a range of around 10,000,000 kilometres, which vastly exceeds the lifecycle of a modern automobile. Plus, self-discharge of the cell at rest is negligible.
Safety with certainty. Another benefit of the nanoFlowcell® compared with other battery systems is that monitoring the battery-system charge status is straightforward to implement as there is only one electrolyte. Equalisation charging of the kind required by conventional Li-ion or Li-po systems is not necessary. Dangerous conditions that could arise in a battery through unwanted reactions or deep discharge are not technically possible with a nanoFlowcell.
Efficiency. In contrast to an internal combustion engine, the efficiency of the nanoFlowcell® stands at more than 90 percent. When used in electric mobility applications, the operating temperature is between just 90 °C and 130 °C. The entire nanoFlowcell® system is also incredibly reliable and low-maintenance as it has no moving parts aside from the electrolyte pumps.
High reliability, low costs and long durability rightly place nanoFlowcell® front and centre when it comes to the development of forward-looking electric mobility concepts.