Application #1: Nanoelectrofuel Flow Battery
Problem-Framing: Solid batteries have slow charging times, depend on the electrical grid for charge, and because of fixed packing only 35% of the battery is the active energy storing material. Liquid (flow) batteries offer a more convenient means of electric vehicle (EV) operation, with rapid refueling option, separation of charging and use of electricity, but have low energy densities, thus are not useful for EVs.
Influit Solution: Influit Energy developed a novel type of rechargeable battery that features active energy storing materials in pumpable liquid form, which essentially allows us to use batteries in the same fashion as gasoline-powered engines. With our nanoelectrofuel (NEF) flow battery, we can achieve 1.5 the energy density of Li-ion at 1/2 the cost with rapid charge refueling for EVs, conformal battery designs, decoupled power from energy storage, inter-exchangeable battery applications (e.g. vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home), and electricity transportation without the grid (as a liquid).
Application #2: Next Gen Liquid Cooling
Problem-Framing: Traditional liquid cooling technologies, such as engine coolants, are limited by their poor thermal conductivity, which restricts their ability to operate at high temperatures. Due to the properties of nanoparticles, nanofluids offer a much more effective approach to heat transfer, but current nanofluid solutions are too viscous to operate as an effective liquid coolant.
Influit Solution: Influit Energy’s thermal nanofluid (TNF) combines the heat transfer properties of solids in a low-viscosity liquid format. For heat exchange applications we have achieved a 60%+ increase in performance above baseline coolants enabling highly effective thermal energy management.