Amer-Sil SA

Country:           Luxembourg
Address:           61 Rue d’Olm, 8281-Kehlen, Luxembourg
Contact:           Mateusz Donten

Amer-Sil is a globally known company producing battery separators for industrial lead acid batteries. Its headquarters and R&D center are located in Luxembourg, and has been operating for nearly 50 years. Its R&D department is a team of about 10 young but experienced researchers (3 with PhD degree) involved in a number of dynamic projects in and outside energy storage applications. Amer-Sil porous PVC-silica membrane is a patented unique product. During the Flow-Camp project it will be adapted to serve new types of flow batteries. Two CNRS institutes, located in Nancy will provide access to excellent research infrastructure and scientific guidance to carry out the project.

Bar Ilan University

Country:           Israel
Address:           Bar Ilan University, Department of Chemistry,
Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
Contact:           David Zitoun
Telephone:     +972-3-738 4512

Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is the second largest research university in Israel, with a student population of approximately 22,500 at the main campus in Ramat Gan, and at the four regional colleges. This figure includes 6,000 young researchers of which 1,800 are PhD students.
The university offers high-level academic studies and the development of advanced research within the framework of faculties, departments, multi-disciplinary centers and research centers.
Aiming to excel in research, in recent years BIU has placed major emphasis on expanding its research activities and advanced studies, by substantially increasing the number of research students via Presidential and other scholarships. The university has also developed unique interdisciplinary study programs and has intensified research and instruction in fields that are at the forefront of sciences, such as computational biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, brain and more.
BIU has been involved in the Framework Programme since FP4 both as a partner and coordinator, managing more than 100 projects.
BIU holds the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award, which promotes itself as a provider of a stimulating and favorable work environment. The award reflects BIU’s commitment to continuously improving its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.


Country:           France
Address:           LEPMI, 1130 rue de la Piscine, BP 75,
38402 Saint Martin d’Hères
Contact:           Cristina Iojoiu
Telephone:     +33-476 826 560

LEPMI is a CNRS, Grenoble-INP, UGA-Savoie University laboratory ( UMR 5279 that is similar to a department in other EU countries) whose main activities deal with the mastering of syntheses, elaborations and electrochemical characterization of functional materials (polymers, salts, ionic liquids, solvents, catalyst, ceramics) intended to be used in electrochemical energy sources, such as fuel cells, batteries or supercapacitors. The group “Organic and Polymer materials” belonging to Materials Interfaces and Electrochemistry (MIEL) team has a core activity in the design and characterization of polymer electrolytes, salts, ionic liquids and ionomers dedicated to energy sources (lithium-polymer, lithium-ion, lithium sulfur, Mg, Na batteries, and polymer fuel cells (protonic and alkaline conducting membranes). Additionally to the design and characterization of new electrolytes, the group has a strong activity in the electrochemical, physic-chemical and interfacial characterizations. LEPMI has available the most relevant characterizations: (i) Analytic and preparative HPLC, and SEC-MALLS for polymer solutions; (ii) Modulated DSC, TGA, microcalorimetry, DMA for condensed polymers, (iii) a wide range of electrochemical characterizations e.g. cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, EQCM, devices for MEA tests and (iV) pulsed gradient NMR field, Raman, IR, etc. spectrometry.


Country:           France
Address:           Laboratoire Rhéologie et Procédés –
363 rue de la Chimie – Bâtiment B de chimie –
BP 53 – 38041 Grenoble cedex 9
Contact:           Nadia El Kissi
Telephone:     –

The expertise of Laboratoire Rhéologie et Procédés (LRP) concerns rheology and process engineering at all scales and lies in all fields, from the elaboration to the processing. Our research concerns a wide range of materials, ranging from model materials, chosen to identify the relevant parameters, as well as on every die life, biological or industrial fluids. The range of systems involved is very wide: polymer, colloids, gels, composites, synthetic or biological self-assembled systems… The scientific strategy is based on a multiscale approach allowing identifying; understanding and simulating the relations between the structure of the fluid material at the nano and mesoscopic scales and its macroscopic behavior during its processing. The aim is to perform the in-situ characterization of phenomena and the evaluation of rheological processes under the relevant ranges of use and in connection with the material formulation and functionalization.

The laboratory is organized through its association to the University of Grenoble (UGA), the local institute of technology (G-INP) and the CNRS.

Elestor BV

Country:           The Netherlands
Address:          Westervoortsedijk 73 Bldg BF, 6827 AV Arnhem,
The Netherlands
Contact:           Wiebrand Kout, CTO
Telephone:     –

Elestor BV is a young, fast growing company, active in the development of industrial size storage systems for electricity, based on the hydrogen bromine flow battery principle. With its unique system design, Elestor has matured flow battery technology into a robust and highly scalable product, featuring storage costs per kWh far beyond what is achieved by existing storage technologies. As such, the introduction of Elestor’s storage concept will be the trigger for the energy transition to reach a 100% clean electricity supply.

Elestor’s system design allows for large production volumes against low manufacturing costs. By combining the intrinsic advantages of flow battery technology with Elestor’s proprietary and patented system design, the company is well positioned in the international industrial market segment (50 – 10,000 kWh).

Fraunhofer ICT        

Country:           Germany
Address:           Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 9, 76327 Pfinztal, Germany
Contact:           Peter Fischer
Telephone:     –

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT is one of approx. 70 Fraunhofer institutes in Germany. Its department for Applied Electrochemistry covers research on secondary batteries, fuel cells, redox flow batteries and electrochemical sensors. In addition to the next-generation systems developed in FlowCamp, the redox-flow battery group is active in the development of all vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) systems for stationary applications including materials, battery design, prototyping, performance and safety tests. The simulation of the smart and micro grids is also a research topic of the group. The scientists in the group have many contacts to renowned colleagues and institutions in the international scientific community.


Country:           Hungary
Address:           1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudosok korutja 2
Contact:           Denes Konya
Telephone:     –

The Research Centre is a scientific platform formed by 4 institutes: the Institute of Enzymology and Molecular Pharmacology, the Institute of Organic Chemistry, the Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.
Many competitive research projects are hosted by the Research Centre for Natural Sciences, HAS (RCNS HAS / MTA TTK in Hungarian), which is an independent legal entity in the organizational framework of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). The Research Centre for Natural Sciences of HAS is responsible for providing the institutional and implementation framework of all the research groups affiliated to Research Centre.

JenaBatteries GmbH

Country:           Germany
Address:           JenaBatteries GmbH
Botzstrasse 5, D-07743 Jena, GERMANY
Contact:           Dr. Norbert Martin
Telephone:     +49 3641 948 761

JenaBatteries is an innovative company in the field of large-scale energy storage solutions. We develop, produce and sell safe and scalable redox-flow-battery systems. JenaBatteries’ technological approach is to replace corrosive metal salt solutions by organic materials dissolved in water-based electrolytes. This award-winning idea enables us to reduce the cost of such a battery substantially. Thereby the company targets a major bottleneck in the renewable electricity generation industry and contributes to a successful and sustainable energy transition.

Johnson Matthey

Country: United Kingdom
Address: Farringdon Street 25 5th Floor 000, EC4A 4AB, London
Contact: Alex Martinez Bonastre
Telephone: –

Johnson Matthey (JM) is a global specialty chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies, founded 200 years ago in London. Johnson Matthey’s principal activities are the manufacture of autocatalysts, heavy duty diesel catalysts and pollution control systems, catalysts and components for fuel cells, catalysts and technologies for chemical processes, fine chemicals, chemical catalysts and active pharmaceutical ingredients and the marketing, refining, and fabrication of precious metals. More than half of JM’s products have a direct environmental benefit, a figure that is set to increase: a key part of the company’s growth strategy is to focus on emerging environmental opportunities. JM serves its customer base from operations in over 30 countries and employs around 13,000 people worldwide.

The project is strongly supported by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of fuel cell catalysts, membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) and other components to fuel cell and electrolyser developers worldwide and by Johnson Matthey Process Technologies a global supplier of advanced functional materials, licensing technologies and diagnostic services to the petrochemical, syngas, oil refining and gas processing industries.

JM’s participation in this project will be through the Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (JMTC) based at Sonning Common in the UK. This central facility acts as a focal point for the development of new technologies for the JM business units and for the development of technologies for emerging market applications. JM’s main role in FLOWCAMP is to develop bifunctional oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalysts for Zn/Air rechargeable batteries.

University of Chemistry
and Technology Prague

Country:          Czech Republic
Address:          Mathematical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Sokolovská 49/83, 186 75 Praha 8,
Office K39, Prague, Czech Republic
Contact:           RNDr. Michal Pavelka, Ph.D.
Telephone:     +420 22191 3248

UCT Prague is a public higher education university pursuing scientific, research, development, and implementation activities. UCT Prague is known for the depth and breadth of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining, water treatment, power and biological sciences and technologies, as well as environment protection, materials sciences, and other chemistry-based fields of study. UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. UCT Prague has produced a number of outstanding alumni, including Professor Otto Wichterle, inventor of soft contact lenses in the 1950s, and Vladimír Prelog, a professor at ETH Zürich who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975, graduated from the School of Chemical Technology in 1928.

University of Stuttgart
Institute of Machine
Components (IMA)

Country:          Germany
Address:          Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Contact:           Lothar Hörl and Dr. Frank Bauer
Telephone:     Mr. Hörl: +49 711 685 66832
Mr. Bauer: +49 711 685 66662

The IMA is a modern Institute that works in close cooperation with the industry. More than 40 years of experience build the foundation of university research as well as the realization of industrial projects.
The combination of the latest research results and the knowledge in Sealing Technology enables innovative problem solving and failure analysis. The service spectrum of the IMA contains a wide range of possibilities such as:

  • Research projects
  • Test planning
  • Failure analysis
  • Surface analysis
  • Consultation and advice
  • Experimental (bench) testing
  • Development of sealing concepts
  • Analysis and optimization by simulation
  • Workshops in Sealing Technology

 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)

Country:        Switzerland
Address:        Wildbachstrasse 21, CH-8401 Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact:        Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schumacher
Telephone:  –

The Institute of Computational Physics at ZHAW has long-year experience in the mathematical modeling and simulation of photovoltaic cells, electrochemical cells, and sensors. This includes several approaches to the time-dependent and spatially resolved modeling of fuel cells. For example, membrane electrode assembly models have been developed and transferred to the simulation of single fuel cells and fuel cell stacks.