The closing meeting of China/United Kingdom(UK) cooperation project of "Lower Cost and Longer Life Flow Batteries for Grid Scale Energy Storage" was held on June 23, 2017 in University College London. This project was financed by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Engineering and Science Research Council of UK.
15 participants who are from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Imperial College London (ICL) and University College London (UCL) attended the closing meeting. The project leader of China and UK is Prof. ZHANG Huamin of DICP and Prof. Nigel Brandon of ICL, respectively.
During the closing meeting, scientists introuduced the research and development of flow battery technology in China and UK. Members from UK fully affirmed the domestic and international leading position of DICP on flow battery technology, and they highly praise the significant progress of DICP on the fundamental research and industrial application of flow battery technology.
After the meeting, both sides expressed the desire to enhance the further cooperation between China and UK by organizing some international meetings and publishing some high level review papers on flow battery technology cooperately. They are looking forward to promoting the deep communication and cooperation internationally.
The China/UK cooperation project was approved on 2013 with a duration of 3 years. During this period, an academic communication meeting was held every year.(Text and image by ZHENG Qiong)