Recently, Professor Martin P Atkins and David Rooney from Queens University Belfast, the Group Technical Director John Bell from Williams Industrial Services Limited (WIS)，and Dr James McGreer from Innovative Technology Commercialization visited Dalian Rongke Power Co. Ltd (Rongke Power). After receiving the current development and industrialization of the vanadium flow battery (VFB) technology, the possibility of the bilateral collaboration and the European market exploitation on flow battery technology was discussed.
On Sep. 17th, the vice General Manager Wang Dong and Sales Director Zhang Yu in Rongke Power made a detailed introduction on the development and industrialization of VFB technology to the visitors. The achievements on VFB technology were highly praised. A deep discussion and communication on the operation status of the flow battery projects and the strategic layout of the flow battery technology at home and abroad were conducted.
On Sep. 18th, the Head of Energy Storage Division at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Professor Huamin Zhang, guided the visitors through the world largest 5MW/10MWh VFB energy storage system, which combined with a 50MWWoniushi wind farm. The overall design of the project, the battery system scale, and the operation mode were introduced in detail. The views on the application mode and the commercial environment of the VFB technology in the wind farm were exchanged.
Professor Martin P Atkins hopes to push forward the cooperation between DICP/Rongke Power and Queens University Belfast on the energy storage technologies, at the same time, he would prefer to attract European investment in the field of renewable and promote the cooperation between some system integration companies and Rongke Power. (Text/Photo Huiying Liu)