Pinflow energy storage
Neuron Prize 2022 in connecting science and business
prof. Dr. Ing. Juraj Kosek - Ing. Jaromír Pocedič, Ph.D. - Ing. Jiří Vrána, Ph.D. - Ing. Petr Mazúr, Ph.D.
How to store electricity for non-mobile applications to keep the cost of kWh per cycle as low as possible? Experts from the Pinflow energy storage start-up are seeking a way: they are storing energy in redox flow batteries that allow independent scaling of capacity (kWh) and power (kW). The battery has a lifetime of up to 30 years, with the advantage of being designed without the risk of burning or explosion. Their work is an excellent example of the combination of research, engineering principle, and entrepreneurship. The know-how comes from a collaboration between ICT Prague and the University of West Bohemia, which resulted in the establishment of a commercial entity. Today, Pinflow energy storage can not only produce a battery and its components, but also handle entire energy systems for large installations. The company has its own production hall, customers in fifteen countries, and is preparing to increase production or to bring in a strategic investor.