Protean hires adviser for battery program

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Australia-based Protean Energy has engaged the services of the energy industry expert Scott Davis who will advise the company on the development and commercialization of its battery program.

Davis brings significant experience in product development, sales and marketing and market reform roles in the electricity sector to Protean, an energy company with a focus on wave technology, and battery storage development.

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The relevant experience for the position includes Davis’ knowledge of energy systems modelling, electricity pricing and integration of renewable energy into isolated power systems.

Davis said: “I am delighted to be teaming up with Protean to help drive the development and commercialization program for the vanadium flow battery technology. I believe that flow batteries will play an important role in the new energy mix, and that Protean have a real opportunity to deliver a unique battery product to the market.”

Davis holds a master’s degree in renewable energy from Murdoch University, an engineering degree from University of NSW, and has been an innovator in the commercialization of renewable energy technologies and development of new energy products.

Protean and its Korean partner, DST, own 100% of KORID Energy which is developing proprietary vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage technology.

Protean and DST, via KORID Energy, are developing VRFB technology known as V-KOR. V-KOR is a commercial-ready, rechargeable flow battery technology are said to be fully scalable with built solutions from 2kW to 20MW and larger.

V-KOR battery solutions are built to order for commercial, industrial and grid scale applications. The technology is expected to accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions, according to Protean.

An important attribute of VRFB systems is that their energy capacity is independent of the power rating, allowing them to be designed for highly specific energy and power requirements and making them well suited to applications with large energy capacity specifications, Protean noted.