The Promise of Aqueous Chemistry Semi-Solid Flow Cells (SSFCs)
More recently there has been interest in a new type of flow battery, the semi-solid flow cell (SSFC). This type of cell combines the advantages of both flowing and solid battery concepts: the ability to decouple power output and capacity while still maintaining good energy densities. Suggested SSFC electrochemistries to this point have been mostly based on Li-ion technology. We will present research based on an aqueous SSFC chemistry, which has the potential to be safer and cheaper than Li-ion technologies. The important features of the system, and the promise of this technology for future large scale energy storage or transport applications will be considered.