Improving the Performance and Durability of New Energy Generation and Energy Storage Devices
TreadStone Technologies, Inc. offers innovative, low cost, proprietary coating technologies to protect metal component parts from corrosion and chemical dissolution while maintaining superior electrical conductivity—a critical need for all electrochemical systems used in the new energy economy.
Electrochemical systems, consisting of fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries and Li-batteries, are key devices in the new energy generation and storage systems, with applications in numerous markets including transportation , grid electrical storage and transmission, and for Military/NASA applications.
(i) Most auto manufacturers are developing hybrid fuel cell electric powered and electric battery cars and trucks.
(ii) Several European countries, notably Germany have banned future use of fossil (gas & diesel) based automobiles and are undertaking full scale “power to gas” programs. These programs deploy large electrolyzers to store solar and wind energy by using this electricity to generate hydrogen from water through electrolysis, which is then stored or injected into the natural gas pipeline network for later use.
(iii) State and private initiatives are ongoing across the globe to develop large grid scale energy storage of megawatt level power generated by solar and wind.
All of these new energy devices present a highly corrosive environment and require that the component metal parts resist corrosion and efficiently conduct electricity. The challenge has been to develop a low cost metal component coating that can effectively function in the electrochemical systems for the new energy economy.
TreadStone has developed and is selling a range of ground-breaking proprietary coatings for use in these new electrochemical systems.