The Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO has awarded a R&D grant to Elestor under its MIT feasibility programme.

The GROVE project (Dutch: Goedkope, Robuuste Opslag Van Elektriciteit) will investigate the technical and economic opportunities for large scale implementation of Megawatt-scale Elestor flow batteries in smart grids. A second research topic is the possible integration with thermal storage.

The project will be completed before May 2015.