Lawrence H. Thaller passed away

Lawrence Thaller passed away on June 20, 2022 at the age of 88. He will be remembered for the term “redox flow battery” and his early work on the subject in the early 1970s. He laid the foundation for flow battery developments at NASA on Ti/Fe and Fe/Cr batteries, which eventually led to extensive research and development in this area.

Fraunhofer ICT and University of Queensland have signed MoU for research on iron redox flow batteries

University of Queensland and Fraunhofer ICT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for research and development of iron/iron redox flow batteries. The signing was attended by Hon. Dick Cameron, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, who emphasized the importance of the cooperation for the development of a battery industry in Queensland, Australia.

MOU UQ Fraunhofer ICT
MOU UQ Fraunhofer ICT

Participation of SONAR at the Science Night in Bonn

SONAR at Science Night in Bonn 2022

Over two days, school classes and interested citizens were able to learn about the current state of research in the Bonn region in Germany. To explain the screening process to be developed in SONAR, Fraunhofer SCAI challenged visitors to find the best combination of active materials to build a complete redox flow battery cell. In general the topic of energy storage and in particular flow batteries received a lot of attention and encouragement.