The “Batteries 2030 – Batteries as a central element for urban sustainability” project, led by the Braga-based company DST SOLAR, will install a Living Laboratory for Decarbonization in three infrastructures in the Municipality of Braga; in the Gnration building, in the Parque dos Serviços do Município, and in the Parque do Pópulo on Rua Conde de Agrolongo.
With a budget of 8.1 million euros, of which 5.3 million are financed by European funds, the 2030 Battery consortium is “committed to the development of technologies applied to the batteries of the future and their transfer to the urban environment”. The Living Laboratory “wants to adopt itself as an energetic community that combines the multiple technologies that have been developed”.
The proposed protocol between the parties, which will be debated and voted on at a Chamber meeting this Tuesday, states that the project’s technological objectives are to conceive, develop and validate innovative solutions in energy storage, systems/methodologies, tools and processes, which contribute to improving the life cycle of (lithium) batteries and local and decentralized electrical production solutions, based on renewable sources (solar, wind, thermal and kinetic).
It also seeks solutions for monitoring, controlling and managing storage systems for energy communities.
INSTALLATION OF PROTOTYPE
It is expected that the Vivo laboratory will materialize through the installation of prototypes of redox flow batteries; Asymmetric supercapacitors; Power Control System; Hydrogen battery: electrolyser and hydrogen cell; “2nd life” batteries. Photovoltaic demonstrator: facade structure with photovoltaic panels; Wind lights; Thermoelectric floor; Photovoltaic plant and MUPI with charger for electric mobility.
The consortium also includes companies and research institutions: Domingos da Silva Teixeira, Bysteel fs, Watt-is, SA, Innovation Point – Investigation and Development SA, Efacec Energia – Electrical Machines and Equipment, Addvolt, Secil – Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimentos, Carge2C – Newcap Lda, Visblue Portugal, Unipessoal Lda, and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.
It also includes the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Instituto Superior Técnico, CENTITVC – Center for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials, LNEG – National Energy and Geology Laboratory, CEIIA – Center for Engineering and Development (Associação), INESC -TEC Institute of Systems and Computers Engineering, Technology and Science, INESC Microssistema e Nanotecnologias – Institute of Systems and Computers Engineering for Microsystems and Nanotechnologies, University of Minho, Omniflow, 3Drivers – Engenharia, Inovação e Ambiente, Lda, Evolution, Lda, Amnis Pura, Lda.