Giant Flow Batteries Could Power Your City in the Future
Gaint flow batteries can power your city infuture

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China is building vanadium redox flow batteries to power its cities in the future, but what exactly are they and how do they work? Diamond Nuclear Batteries Are Forever… Sort Of- Read More: The Better Batteries That Will Power Your Phone — and a Green Future "“One of the major problems with lithium-ion batteries is that lithium is not an abundant material, so it’s just not sustainable” says Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a scientific co-director at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. “In fact, if you look into the distant future, we could run out of lithium if we continue to consume it at the present rate. We need alternative materials that pack more energy in the same volume without much lithium.”" China starts building world's largest vanadium flow battery "An energy storage station backed by a 200MW/800MWh vanadium flow battery is in production in Dalian, China, as part of the government's effort to scale up its energy storage capacity. Rongke Power, a local battery maker, is developing the battery after the China National Energy Administration approved the project in 2016 to provide power during peak demand hours. The battery is expected to slice off about 8% of the Liaoning Province port city's expected load once it comes online in 2020, according to Electrek. " Flow Battery "Flow batteries have emerged as prime candidates in the development of large-scale grid-connected energy storage systems because they offer very long cycle life, high energy efficiencies, as well as low costs for applications requiring high energy to power ratios. A number of different flow battery technologies have been under development over the past 30 years, but of these, only the vanadium redox flow battery that was pioneered at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and the zinc–bromine battery first developed by Exxon are currently under consideration for large-scale grid integration." ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website Elements on Facebook Subscribe now! Seeker on Twitter Seeker on Facebook Seeker


Lewis Massie : One of my lecturers is a solid state chemist, and she works with these kinds of materials. Trust me, material scientists are trying every substance in existence to see if it can be used as a battery. We'll find something eventually

Michael Vassilopanagos : Let me guess.. the moon is full of Lithium and Vanadium?

Jared d'Voiles : There's a solution for all energy problems, for both environmental concerns and power demand: Nuclear!

Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky : At 1:30, are you sure you are showing the positive hydrogen ions flowing in the correct direction?

André Santos : Vanadium is expensive... lets make batteries out of diamonds!!!

Master Therion : China is building a giant Flow Battery? That's pretty laid back of them, to "go with the flow."

cattigereyes1 : There a asteroid belt near earth full of everything and Robotic mining is the future of resources. Someone just has to have the vision and capital for it

Jack Martinelli : If terrapower gets going we won't need city batteries.

Mai Mariarti : China is going in the right direction. Their old farts, are smarter than our old farts.

sangili velu : Interesting video. But didnt explain the maintenance cost of the batteries.

theAppleWizz : I guess you guys didn't do your homework the Tesla powerwall can be cycled around 5,000 times. and they are working on making that even more. Also, about of lithium in them is around 2%

catprog : You forgot the lithium grid battery in Australia.

Aardvarks Compilations : Great solution for remote sources of energy such as (solar panels in deserts and windmills in windy areas) we dont need long power lines to transport the electricity. We just need containers that can be transported just like this kind of battery

Mark Longoria : I suddenly have the urge to make some guacamole for some reason..... Informative vid brother

INERT : I am already a giant flow battery. "Badda badda beeee bat dat datta doh, bat dat datta doh" - _The Scatman_

Hayden Power : How about zinc flow batteries ?

Andres Suzuki : Iron water battery; big cheap batteries.

Lakario Davis : and so it begins. everyone is starting to shuffle around for energy in an attempt to save the world and avoid war. I hope someone makes a breakthrough soon!

Felix Gorney : Produce the energy as close to the demand as possible. These batteries might make that much more feasible allowing many homeowners to get off the energy grid. That would vastly reduce the cost of transmission and distribution.

Fyrah : I hope this explode LMAO

informationtolearn 11 : Interesting..... batteries of the city future!

Music Time : You guys should do a update video on cas9

burnt donkey : I read your shirt now I have that song with the old lady singing guacamole

DelVinci Posterkid : Battery Park might have a different meaning in the future.

Life nature Pro : Can you make a video about Warp drive

Anindya Ghosh : If your assumptions are right then fossil fuels are the thing of the past in car industry

SphericalMango : storin with the flow

Timo : What about efficiency? That's normally the key question if you want to scale it up so it can power an entire city.

der Ultrahero : You should have at least said that the thumbnail is a picture of the flow-battery in the german Fraunhofer-Institute

Christov Bro : N E O T I L T E D

Lit Chi : DC power to the home? 24 volts? 48 volts?

static fanatic : Read the 'Ultimate Weapon' by John Campbell.

ottawa : What a co-instance!! I am designing a flow battery!!

Butch Cassidy : Has anybody checked his DNA? He looks like a hybrid".

Alejandro Dirksen : I likes for the shirt, Like DAMN I KNOW ITS EXTRA frkn Chipotle asking me like I care about the money.

K4mpreto7 : Batteries degrade over time? I'm still usimg Samsung GT - N8000 till this day

Guillermo Daniel Arias : "Graphene HyperCapacitor Array"

Comment Highlighted : But how much extra $?

Rursus : Sodium ion batteries would be better than lithium ion batteries. Sodium is ridiculously common. They need some development though.

Timothy Schellin : I've watched so many science-based YT vidoes that I recognize all the stock footage clips :(

Steven von Hofsten : *_Let the juice loose._*

David Kinch : Lithium-ion scales up just fine. Just look at Australia’s 100MW system.

Smartphone Phone : Where is my RTX 2080?

Lee James : One step closer to the Jetsons and two steps closer to " armageddon " Who will win? Science or religion, you pick. Our team, our team, our our our our......

Stanley Chen : lol i just learn this in chemistry class

Zantagiro7 : that's very clever ginger!

Ali107 : Julian, *you are everywhere!*

Brian Bob : 5000 cycles is total crap

Vince Salubre : What about human energy ? Can it be another step for humanity?