Redox flow technology
Redox flow batteries is a type of rechargeable energy storage device. Flow batteries consist of two tanks that store two electrolytes that are pumped through a stack of electrochemical cells. A flexible technology, flow batteries enable customers to increase energy storage capacity simply by increasing the size and contents of the tanks, and to increase the power output by increasing the number and size of the cell stacks.
Flow battery technology addresses a critical gap in the market for reliable long-duration energy storage. Unlike other technologies such as lithium-ion batteries which are vulnerable to chemical degradation over time, flow batteries have a longer lifespan. Our batteries are also made of replaceable components which means if one part breaks this can be easily replaced.
Our batteries use a molecule from stone coal which is a readily available organic material. Using coal means we can limit the negative environmental externalities associated with rare metal mining. An abundant resource, coal is found in most countries and not vulnerable to raw material security problems. Rivus doesn’t burn any coal in our production process, we simply extract our organic molecule from it.