In laymen’s terms, a flow battery, unlike a conventional battery
holds its energy in fluids (aka reducer and oxidant) separate from
the power unit or (stack). A flow battery can be quickly refilled like
a gas tank in a car, and the fuel and oxidant can be regenerated
from a discharge fluid using electricity or sunlight.
Definition of a Flow-Battery
Ftorion’s Flow-Battery Technology
Although flow batteries have been known for sometime,
the fluids used in traditional flow batteries are too heavy for
electric vehicles, and they do not produce much power per
electrode area to cost-compete in the stationary energy
storage markets. Ftorion’s flow batteries use a new type of
Anionic Multielectron Oxidants (AMO) that solve both the
specific energy and the cost of power problems.