Australia's TNG in flow battery collaboration for Malaysian 'green hydrogen' project

by Margaret Lau
Last year, TNG announced the launch of its VRFB business, owned by its TNG Energy subsidiary, which could be spun off in the longer term “to maximise shareholder value”. Photo: TNG
Australian vanadium project developer TNG is to work on the proposed integration of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) with "green hydrogen" production tech from Malaysia’s AGV Energy & Technology.

The companies have signed a heads of agreement to establish formal arrangements to develop VRFBs and technologies to produce green hydrogen in Australia and Malaysia.

AGV Energy and its partners are developing ‘HySustain’, a technology to produce green hydrogen and oxygen using the electrolysis of demineralised water and renewable energy.

The companies said HySustain "is well advanced, based on the results from a test plant in Europe to validate its operational and commercial feasibility”.

'Significant momentum'

The first commercial application of HySustain is planned for the Malaysian Green Hydrogen Project – for which AGV Energy plans to use VRFBs as its preferred energy storage system.

TNG’s MD and CEO, Paul Burton, said: "HySustain is a great opportunity to showcase an integrated VRFB storage solution. We also intend to work with AGV Energy on the potential rollout of HySustain in Australia, given the significant momentum within Australia and the resources industry to move towards a hydrogen-based economy.”

TNG is a Perth-based resource and mineral processing technology company that owns the Mount Peake Vanadium-Titanium-Iron project in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The company aims to produce its own vanadium electrolyte and become a commercial supplier of VRFB.

Earlier this year, TNG signed a heads of agreement for a joint venture with leading Singaporean-based battery technology development company, V-Flow Tech.

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