Project Details


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”.
Effective start/end date01/09/201731/08/2021


  • Independent Research Fund Denmark | Technology and Production sciences: DKK5,477,743.00


  • 2 Conference presentations
  • 1 Conference organisation or participation

Development of Fungal Electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries

Jens Muff (Speaker)

19 Feb 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

The International Flow Battery Forum

Jens Muff (Participant), & Sebastian Birkedal Kristensen (Participant)

9 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Electrochemical properties of Fusarium metabolites

Sebastian Birkedal Kristensen (Lecturer)

3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Research Output

  • 1 Conference abstract in proceeding
  • 1 Poster

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

Kristensen, S. B., van Mourik, T., Pedersen, T. B., Sørensen, J. L. & Muff, J., 10 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearch

  • 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 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearch


    Press / Media

    Bæredygtigt svampebatteri fra AAU skal lagre grøn strøm

    Sebastian Birkedal Kristensen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media