Speaker: Beatriz Oraa (Predoctoral Researcher of the Electrochemical Processes Unit)
Professionally, she did an internship at the National Center of the Hydrogen and has worked at Energy Storage Solutions (Gransolar Group) since November 2015, firstly as a Project Engineer and subsequently as Head of Engineering. In April 2018, she joined the company Microelectrochemical Technologies S.L (B5Tec) and then started her PhD at the Electrochemical Process Unit of IMDEA Energy with an Industrial PhD fellowship from Comunidad de Madrid.
This is an industrial research project aimed at obtaining a flow battery with power and capacity able to be coupled to photovoltaic panels through a micro inverter. The device is called micro battery not for the rated power or energy but for the technologies involved: micromechanics, microfluidics, microelectronics and micromachining.
The outcomes of this work are expected to have a big impact, not only because of the novelty of the technological proposal and the scientific alternatives to evaluated, but also because of it complete alignment with the core business activities of B5Tec. Additionally, there is a pull from a growing market demanding for such type of products for behind-the-meter applications associated to residential power generation systems combining photovoltaic panels and energy storage.
First steps of this research are presented in this seminar, such us chemical compatibility and manufacturing assessment of different components of the battery and the preliminary evaluation of micro hydraulic and electrochemical behavior.
Auditorium, IMDEA Energy Institute