VASCO DA GAMA CoLAB
Vasco da Gama CoLAB is a collaborative laboratory, supported by the Portuguese Agencies for Science and Technology (FCT) and Innovation (ANI). VG CoLAB was established in 2019 in Porto as a non-profit private association with public interest, and the associates include public and private partners from academia and industry.
VG CoLAB develops innovative system-oriented technological solutions applying energy storage to enable the energy transition. Fuelled by industrial and services sectors, it delivers mid-TRL prototypes and business support services scaling up relevant and novel scientific research findings.
It is positioned in the centre of the electrochemical energy storage value chain, developing innovation activities, such as prototypes, proto-products of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems, and other high-valued services to associates and partners. VG CoLAB works with Sodium-ion batteries (SIB) – being responsible for the first sodium-ion cell in Portugal, and currently creating a pilot production line to test sodium-ion batteries –, redox flow batteries, supercapacitors, battery pack and module assembly, agnostic BMS, modular configurable converters, and BESS sizing tools.
VG CoLAB in the battery value chain
Raw materials extraction
Active materials selection
Battery packs & Systems design
Application & Integration
Redox Flow Batteries
Modules and Packs
Design & development of modules and packs
Battery Management Systems (BMS)
Power electronics & Grid Interface
Modular configurable converters
Distributed & decentralised control in microgrids
BESS sizing tools