Denmark is world leading in production of sustainable energy from wind turbines and 42 % of our national consumption of electricity was covered by wind energy in 2015. However, wind turbines and other sustainable energy sources require additional efficient energy storage for full exploitation of their potential. The most promising technology is redox flow batteries, a concept that has been on the market for a couple of decades, but suffers from environmental and up-scale challenges [1]. The up-scale challenge has recently been overcome by the development of flow batteries based on quinone [1, 2], which are oxidized aromatic compounds with two carbonyl groups that can serve as electron donors or acceptors. The quinones used to develop the first quinone flow batteries were derived from crude oil (petro-quinones), which goes against the sustainable thinking of renewable energy. Filamentous fungi offer the solution as they produce numerous quinone pigments in high quantities and in the project we will utilize this ability to generate a sustainable “all fungal quinone-quinone flow battery”.
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Development of Fungal Electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries

Jens Muff (Oplægsholder)

19 feb. 2020

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The International Flow Battery Forum

Jens Muff (Deltager) & Sebastian Birkedal Kristensen (Deltager)

9 jul. 201911 jul. 2019

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Electrochemical properties of Fusarium metabolites

Sebastian Birkedal Kristensen (Foredragsholder)

3 apr. 2019

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Simulation of electrochemical properties of naturally occurring quinones

Bidragets oversatte titel: Simulering af elektrokemiske egenskaber hos naturligt forekommende quinonerKristensen, S. B., van Mourik, T., Pedersen, T. B., Sørensen, J. L. & Muff, J., 11 aug. 2020, I : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 10 s., 13571.

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Computational screening of electrochemical properties of biological quinones for use in RFB technology

Bidragets oversatte titel: Computational screening af elektrokemiske egenskaber af biologiske quinoner til anvendelse i RFB teknologiKristensen, S. B., van Mourik, T., Pedersen, T. B., Sørensen, J. L. & Muff, J., 10 jul. 2019. 1 s.

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    Fusarium metabolites as electrolytes in Redox flow batteries

    Kristensen, S. B., van Mourik, T., Pedersen, T. B., Sørensen, J. L. & Muff, J., 3 apr. 2019, Nordic Baltic Fusarium Seminar 2019. 2 s.

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