The project

Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFBs) are rechargeable batteries that use vanadium electrolytes to store energy. The electrolyte is one of the key components of a VRFB and has a direct impact on the battery’s capacity and energy density.

In this project researchers are investigating the role and impact of additives and impurities to maximise electrolyte performance in a cost-effective manner.

The impact

This project will help to promote the further uptake of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries which are typically used for grid energy storage, by maximising electrolyte performance and decreasing the cost to produce them.

The project was approved in August 2022.


  • Australian Vanadium Limited
  • Department of Energy and Public Works (QLD)
  • King River Resources
  • Lynas Corporation Limited
  • Lycopodium
  • Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Technology Metals Australia
  • Ultra Power Systems Pty Ltd
  • Murdoch University

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