CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. ("CellCube" or the "Company") (CSE: CUBE) (OTCQB: CECBF) (Frankfurt 01X) is pleased to announce that the Cellcube vanadium redox flow battery ("VFB") has arrived at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada to advance the research on the production of vanadium and vanadium electrolytes ("VE"). Over 130 such batteries have been installed by CellCube around the world with some VFB operating for close to 10 years.
Dr. Ted Roberts, Professor & Associate Head (Research), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary, will head the research team. Dr. Roberts is an internationally recognized expert and innovator in the field of electrochemical technology. Dr Roberts' research group is exploring the use of new large-scale energy storage technologies.
Electrode materials for redox flow batteries are being developed in collaboration with other researchers. The goal is to develop low cost, vanadium redox flow battery systems that are able to operate efficiently at high current densities, improving the economic viability of the technology. These systems are being developed for large scale energy storage and the integration of renewable electricity generation.
"We are very excited by this collaboration with CellCube, and the addition of the new CellCube test battery will accelerate our research on the innovative vanadium redox flow energy storage technology," stated Ted Roberts.
Cellcube recently acquired the research and technology company Pure Vanadium Corp.("Pure") which is involved in the development of VE formulations for grid-scale electrical storage batteries. High quality VE is a key component of vanadium redox flow batteries. The goal of the research is to test VE formulations in the electrical storage system. Currently, VE is approximately 30-40% of the cost of the storage battery.
"One of the key elements of our corporate strategy is to refine the VE formula to make it more economical for vanadium redox flow batteries," stated Mike Neylan, CEO of Cellcube. "Cellcube's association with the University of Calgary will advance the work to commercialize the scientific technology developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and licensed by Cellcube through its subsidiary Pure."
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