Good news | Kerun ion membrane project has been selected as one of the "Top 10 Innovative Energy Storage Technology Models in 2022"


2024-04-02 17:20

Recently, the 6th International Energy Storage Innovation Competition hosted by the International Energy Storage Technology and Industry Alliance announced the list of winners. Suzhou Kerun New Materials Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Kerun" or "the company") applied for the "High performance perfluorinated ion film for large-scale energy storage flow batteries" project, which was selected as one of the "Top 10 Energy Storage Technology Innovation Models in 2022". It is reported that this is the only core material project among all finalists and winners.

The 6th International Energy Storage Innovation Competition is hosted by the International Energy Storage Technology and Industry Alliance, hosted by the Zhongguancun Energy Storage Industry Technology Alliance, and co organized by China Electric Power International Development Co., Ltd. The Secretariat of this competition received a total of 146 entries from international/domestic production, education, and research units. After the preliminary evaluation of experts in the competition, a total of 73 projects were successfully shortlisted and advanced to the finals. Among them, 46 projects were shortlisted in the technology innovation group and 27 projects were shortlisted in the application innovation group. After online public voting, finals, and final review by the review committee. Six major awards including "Top 10 2022 Energy Storage Technology Innovation Models" were selected and evaluated.

Liquid flow battery energy storage technology is known as the most promising next-generation long-term electrochemical energy storage technology due to its safety, environmental protection, abundant resources, long-term energy storage, independent design, and high reliability. As the most crucial component in flow batteries, perfluorinated ion membranes play a role in conducting protons and isolating electrolytes of different valence states. The performance of perfluorinated ion membranes determines the power density and energy efficiency of flow batteries. For a long time, the market for perfluorinated ion membranes has been monopolized by foreign giants such as Kemu (formerly DuPont) and Asahi Chemical. After years of dedicated research and development, Kerun has successfully developed high-performance perfluorinated ion membranes for large-scale energy storage flow batteries. Since 2020, over 70% of domestic MW level flow battery energy storage projects have adopted Kerun's perfluorinated ion membranes.

Founded in 2009, Kerun Group has been focusing on the development of perfluorinated ion membranes and proton membranes for over a decade. Currently, it has formed four major product lines: perfluorinated ion membranes for flow batteries, ultra-thin proton exchange membranes for fuel cells, proton exchange membranes for PEM water electrolysis, and other sub sectors, all of which have achieved mass production and supply.