Startup Showcase: Volterion – Empowering Energy Storage Innovation

Harnessing Flow-Battery Technology for a Sustainable Future

In this week’s Startup Showcase, we spotlight Volterion, a German startup leveraging flow-battery technology to reshape commercial energy storage applications.

An Innovator in Energy Storage

Established in 2015 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, Volterion has since been at the forefront of innovative energy storage solutions. Based in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Volterion has focused its efforts on developing the stack, the core energy converter of a redox flow battery. This unwavering focus has led to an efficient system that forms the foundation of Volterion’s unique product offerings.

The company’s founders, Sascha Berthold, Thomas Gebauer, and Thorsten Seipp, alongside Kees van de Kerk, form the current management team. Together, they’ve overseen the creation of a unique manufacturing process and have driven continuous improvement efforts to refine it.

Introducing the PowerRFB

One of Volterion’s standout innovations is the powerRFB, a scalable battery housed in a compact casing that meets rigorous industrial demands. This innovative energy system can be adapted for use in numerous applications, offering versatility while maintaining high performance levels.

With such groundbreaking offerings, Volterion is carving out a niche for itself in the energy storage industry. The company’s innovative approach to developing and manufacturing flow batteries is poised to revolutionize the landscape of commercial energy storage applications.

Award-Winning Approach

Volterion’s unique technology and business model have garnered them numerous accolades. Among these are the ACHEMA Energy Founders Award, the TU Startup Award, the KUER Growing Business Award, and the Best Pitches Award. Such recognitions underscore the company’s commitment to technological advancement and its potential to influence the future of energy storage.

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With its future-focused approach, Volterion is playing a crucial role in driving the energy industry’s transition towards sustainable and efficient solutions. Their pioneering work in flow-battery technology stands as a testament to the role startups play in ushering in a new era of innovative energy solutions.


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