CUBER

The CuBER project, awarded under the topic H2020-LC-BAT-2019 proposes the validation of a promising RFB technology, the all-copper redox flow battery (CuRFB), able to cover a wide range of the aforementioned market applications due to its simple, modular and scalable design, security and sustainability.

 

Firstly, a 5kWDC CuRFB pilot will be designed for its integration in Smart Cities and residential selfconsumption market segments within the CuBER action.

 

Subsequently, the planning of further developments will allow its application at larger scales, both as back-up power system in isolated areas (i.e. copper mining) and for energy management and grid balancing in renewable power production.

Description

CuBER thus focuses first on improving the infrastructures for renewables self-consumption and grid integration within the Smart Cities and Net Zero Buildings concepts.

 

It seeks to unify the expertise of different European actors in the field of Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Electronics, Process Engineering, Smart Sensors, IoT´s and Solar Power Industries with the objective of deploying functional pilots capable of validating an holistic and innovative way of producing and consuming renewable energy in urban, rural and industrial areas all around the EU, that will change the actual O&M paradigm, increasing significantly the competitiveness of RFB energy storage solutions in the global energy sector and creating new business opportunities for the companies involved.

General Objective

The CuBER project, proposes the validation of a promising RFB technology, the all-copper redox flow battery (CuRFB), able to cover a wide range of the aforementioned market applications due to its simple, modular and scalable design, security and sustainability.

Partners

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET Denmark
Denmark
EU Contribution:  787 975 €

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU Contribution:  269 362,50€

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU Contribution: 224 687,50€

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU Contribution: 209 327,50€

N VISION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU Contribution: 385 265€

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU Contribution: 214 725€

ITRB LTD
Cyprus
EU Contribution:  702 106,25€

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU Contribution: 77 137,50€

VISBLUE APS
Denmark
EU Contribution: 852 162,50€

ENDEF ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU Contribution: 207.850€

Spanish association for the internationalisation and innovation of solar companies (SOLARTYS)

ASOCIATION ESPANOLA PARA LA INTERNACIONALIZACION Y LA INNOVACION DE LAS EMPRESAS SOLARES – SOLARTYS
España
Contribución de la UE: 69.225€

Start date

1st January 2020

Duration

Three years

Overall budget

3.999.823,75 €

EU contribution

3.999.823,75 € (100%)