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Novel Complex Metal Hydrides for Efficient and Compact Storage of Renewable Energy as Hydrogen and Electricity

Objective

Finding novel solutions for energy storage is of high societal relevance, since it is a prerequisite for the turnaround from fossil fuels and nuclear power to energy from renewable sources, since these sources mostly are intermittent. Also for providing an ecological friendly mobility, high capacity energy storage solutions are urgently needed. Well trained experts in energy storage are a prerequisite of the necessary technological development.
ECOSTORE contributes to these targets by training 12 ESRs and 3 ERs in materials science and use of novel metal hydrides for energy storage – chemical, as hydrogen, and electrochemical, in batteries. The fellows will be trained in scientific skills by pursuing own research projects (leading to a PhD in the case of ESR) as well as in complementary skills, important for their future career in academia or industry, like management of scientific and technical projects, science-public communication and development of their own career and personality.
ECOSTORE is an international network of partners each with high reputation in the field of hydrogen and electrochemical storage. 9 European research institutions, 3 European industrial companies, and 2 Associated Partners from Japanese Universities form a network of complementary scientific and techno-economical expertise.
Novel borohydride- and nitride based materials may allow for high energy storage densities in terms of both hydrogen and electrochemical processes. For commercial introduction, a prerequisite is the cost efficient large scale production from abundant and relatively cheap raw materials, going from extremely pure chemicals and laboratory-scale to less pure raw materials and industrial scale. ECOSTORE aims at the scientific understanding of materials behaviour in hydrogen as well as in electrochemical processes, and, based on this, at scale-up of cost effective materials production, and at prototype testing to perform a techno-economical evaluation of the developments

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 694 419
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jörg Isemer (Dr.)

Participants (11)

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 313 143,71
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjoern Christian Hauback (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 604 331,64
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andersen Majbritt
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 721,20
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimiliano Lauria (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 452 942,85
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chiara Chelini (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 672,50
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 277 676,85
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Radovan Cerny (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 792,24
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Schmitz (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 235 792,24
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
ZOZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 709,13
Address
Maltozstrasse
57482 Wenden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Deniz Yigit (Mr.)
SAFT
France
EU contribution
€ 307 631,45
Address
26 Quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois Perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Jordy (Dr.)
ROCKWOOD LITHIUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 709,13
Address
Trakenhner Strasse 3
60487 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Wietelmann (Dr.)