On June 15, 2022, the 6th General Assembly of SONAR was held in Amiens, France at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS). The special thing about this meeting this time was that the participants had decided to hold a physical meeting, whereby it was only the first General Assembly at all after the Kick-Off Meeting 2020 in person.
During the one-day meeting, the results of the individual work packages were presented, as well as the way forward in SONAR was discussed. Furthermore, the participants had the opportunity to visit the premises of the LRCS.
SONAR is an international collaborative project of several outstanding research institutes and universities to develop a model-based tool to find new organic active materials for future redox flow batteries. https://www.sonar-redox.eu
During March 14-16, 2022, the 18th Symposium on Modeling and Experimental Validation of Electrochemical Energy Technologies (ModVal) was held in Schloss Hohenkammer, Germany. Among the participants and as speakers were Dr. Roman Schärer from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich and AA/Prof. Dr. Jens Noack (Fraunhofer ICT / University New South Wales), project coordinator of SONAR. Roman was present with a poster on the results obtained in SONAR in the field of 0D modeling of redox flow batteries and Jens gave an overview talk on the results obtained so far in SONAR.
SONAR is an international collaborative project of several outstanding research institutes and universities to develop a model-based tool to find new organic active materials for future redox flow batteries.
ModVal is one of the most important conferences on modeling and simulation of electrochemical devices. This year’s conference was held with over 200 attendees from all over the world despite the severe constraints of the COVID pandemic.
On 28.06.22 and 30.06.22 Jens participated in the International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF) in Brussels / Belgium. This was the first physical event since 2019. At the conference, a large number of well-known people from the community were met for the first time in a long time and a lot of discussions were held with representatives from industry, academia and administration from the EU. In addition, a workshop of the two EU projects COMPBAT and SONAR was held on Monday before the IFBF, a booth of FLORES, the network of EU redox flow battery projects was managed and a presentation on standards was given.