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New generation, High Energy and power density SuperCAPacitor based energy storage system

Objective

Energy storage is recognised as a key element for energy networks in the near future. Regarding short-term power delivery and high duty cycle applications, such as stabilization of grids, traction networks and drive-trains of hybrid or full-electric vehicles, it is widely accepted that the use of energy storage systems (ESS) can lead to energy savings. This kind of networks needs ESS capable of storing and releasing energy in the power range from a few hundreds of kW up to 1MW, with a high duty cycle. Dealing with these applications, and among other ESS, supercapacitors (SC) appear as a very promising energy storage technology due to their high power density, high efficiency and very long life cycle. However, it is necessary a step forward in increasing the energy density in order to cover the whole range of specifications and to be fully competitive regarding to the cost of the stored kW-h, mainly over batteries. The main objective of this project is to develop a new generation high energy supercapacitor based system (HESCAP system), capable of storing ten times more energy than the reported State of the Art SC technology, but keeping the high power density, long life cycle and total capital cost of currently available supercapacitors. This novel approach is based on the recent developments related with the applications of advanced carbide-derive carbons together with nanoparticulate metal oxides in this new generation supercapacitors. Such materials have shown an amazing behaviour not only in terms of intrinsic specific capacitance, but also in their positive effects on the capacitance of conventional carbon electrodes, when they are deposited as nanoporous coatings. The expected impact of the HESCAP system into these stationary or dual-use applications will be a drastic reduction of the volume and weight for a given energy rate, together with a reduction of the cost of the stored kW-h.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 499 452
Administrative Contact
Jose Martin Echeverria (Dr.)

Participants (5)

Fundacion IMDEA Energia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 397 400
Address
Avenida Ramon De La Sagra 3
28935 Mostoles Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesus Palma (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 478 552
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
SKELETON TECHNOLOGIES OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 284 360
Address
Valukoja 8/2
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Ahlberg (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 312 200
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
APCT-UKRAINE LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 326 800
Address
General Naumov Str 13 Of 344
03164 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Shnaydruk (Mr.)