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.
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.
With the publication of WILEY-VCH “Flow Batteries”, an article by myself, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Larry Thaller, Gerd Tomazic, Bjorn Jonshagen and Patrik Morrissey was published on the topic “History of Flow Batteries”.
The article is available separately here: https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527832767.ch2
Or, of course, in the book: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9783527832767
Jens will present an invited talk on the results from the collaborative SONAR project at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology in Rotorua, New Zealand from February 7-10, 2023.
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.