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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241405

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 956 341,24

  • EU contribution

    € 2 298 764

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

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.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

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

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 478 552

SKELETON TECHNOLOGIES OU

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 284 360

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 312 200

APCT-UKRAINE LLC

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 326 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241405

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 956 341,24

  • EU contribution

    € 2 298 764

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain