Re3dOx – Life Cycle Assessment of Redox-Flow-Batteries

Project description:

Re3dOx stands for recycling and resource efficiency in the RedOx flow battery. The Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VFB) can make a significant contribution to the energy transition, as this promising energy storage technology is particularly well suited for stationary energy storage on an industrial scale due to its unique properties. The aim of this project was to investigate the recycling and resource efficiency of relevant VFB stack components

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) system model of the VFB was developed. The different recycling paths for system components were mapped in the model. On this basis, various end-of-life options could be analyzed and potential environmental impacts as well as CO2 reduction potentials quantified.