ELESTOR enters cooperation with Vopak for scaling HBr Flow Battery Technology

On April 21, Vopak announced that it signed a Joint Development Agreement with Elestor for the  development of a hydrogen bromine flow battery. The joint ambition is to scale up the electricity  storage capacity of these flow batteries from 200 kWh to 3,000 kWh in a period of 2 years and then  further develop it to industrial scale. 

“This development is part of Vopak’s New Energy strategy”, says Patrick van de Voort, Division  President Europe & Africa at Vopak. “Developing large-scale and low-cost electricity storage will  become increasingly important and with this promising technology electricity can be stored in  molecules on a large scale. We are looking forward to jointly developing these flow batteries.” 

“This is an excellent cooperation and a true joint development of 2 partners, each contributing with  specific expertise. Elestor brings in all its knowledge on its unique HBr flow battery technology and  Vopak is the largest independent tank storage provider specialised in storage of chemicals and  gasses. Large-scale storage of hydrogen and bromine forms an important part of the HBr flow  battery and fits well with Vopak’s locations, core activities and competences.” says Guido Dalessi.

About Vopak
Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. With over 400 years of history and a focus on  sustainability, we ensure safe, clean and efficient storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our  customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products that are vital to the economy and the daily lives of people  across the globe, ranging from chemicals, oils, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils. We are determined to develop  key infrastructure solutions to facilitate the transition of the world’s changing energy and feedstock systems. At the same  time, we invest in digitalization and innovation to improve our performance and our service to our customers. Vopak is  listed on Euronext Amsterdam and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. www.vopak.com 

About Elestor
Elestor BV offers electricity storage systems for industrial use based on the Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery principle.  With its unique and patented design, Elestor has matured flow battery technology into a robust and highly scalable  product, featuring storage costs per kWh far beyond what is achieved with conventional batteries. Hydrogen and bromine  are abundantly available on a global scale. As bromine is found in seawater, its supply is not restricted to geographical  availability and cannot be dominated by a limited group of suppliers (unlike Lithium, Cobalt and Vanadium). Elestor has  been recognized with several (inter)national Awards, such as the European IDTechEx award for ‘Best Development in  Storage Technology’, juried by Fraunhofer Institute, Technical University Berlin and Toyota Motors Europe. Early January  2021, Elestor was granted the ‘INNOVATION 2020 Audience Award’ by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. www.elestor.nl 

For more information contact info@elestor.nl