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VASCO DA GAMA CoLAB
Energy Storage

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Welcome

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, 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
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Raw materials extraction

Active materials selection

Cell

manufacturing

Battery packs & Systems design

Application & Integration

Second life

utilisation

Material

recycling

Cell scale-up

  • Sodium-ion batteries

  • Supercapactitors

  • Redox Flow Batteries

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Modules and Packs

  • Design & development of modules and packs

  • Battery Management Systems (BMS)

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Power electronics & Grid Interface

  • Modular configurable converters

  • Distributed & decentralised control in microgrids

  • BESS sizing tools

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Last updates

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Working With the Best Associates

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Members
of the Best Organisations

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