Electrocatalysts for Using Renewably-Sourced, Organic Electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries

Robert S. Weber
2021 Catalysts  
Biomass could be a source of the redox shuttles that have shown promise for operation as high potential, organic electrolytes for redox flow batteries. There is a sufficient quantity of biomass to satisfy the growing demand to buffer the episodic nature of renewably produced electricity. However, despite a century of effort, it is still not evident how to use existing information from organic electrochemistry to design the electrocatalysts or supporting electrolytes that will confer the
more » ... activity, selectivity and longevity. In this research, the use of a fiducial reaction to normalize reaction rates is shown to fail.
doi:10.3390/catal11030315 fatcat:knrpqx7d4raufgwxgoubktm5ym