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Reference Number EP/L019469/1
Title SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor P Bruce
No email address given
Chemistry
University of St Andrews
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 30 June 2014
End Date 29 December 2019
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £3,906,423
Industrial Sectors Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles; Electronics
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P Bruce , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Prof J (Jihong ) Wang , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr P A Jennings , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Professor NP (Nigel ) Brandon , Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr A (Andrew ) Cruden , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor P Grant , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor S Islam , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr Y Ding , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor CP Grey , Chemistry, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr J Radcliffe , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , DfT (Department for Transport) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nexeon Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Highview Power Storage (0.000%)
Project Contact , Engie Resources, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pnu Power (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Energy storage is more important today than at any time in human history. It has a vital role to play in storing electricity from renewable sources (wind, wave, solar) and is key to the electrification of transport. However, current energy storage technologies are not fit for purpose. No single energy storage technology can meet the needs of all applications, but many of the research challenges to improve performance and reduce costs are common across electrochemical, mechanical and thermal devices: new materials need to be developed and tested, thermodynamic processes have to be optimized, and lab-based prototypes must be suitable for scale-up. These technologies have to be integrated into robust and cost effective systems. In response to the situation, especially within the UK context, we propose to establish a SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub. The consortium will bring together investigators with strong international and national reputations in energy storage research and spanning the entire value chain from the energy storage technologies themselves, through manufacturing, integration, and evaluation of the whole system in which the energy storage would be embedded. The consortium will address a number of the critical barriers that face progress towards the commercialisation of energy storage and its widespread exploitation in the UK and elsewhere. Members of the consortium cover areas in which the UK has both the scientific capability and an energy system need. The activities will embrace energy policy, as well as a roadmap and a vision for energy storage research in the UK stretching into the future, thus setting the agenda for UK energy storage. Through extensive networking, including strong engagement with all stakeholders in industry, NGOs and government the hub will not only remain informed and inform others about the latest developments in energy storage it will also bring the energy storage community in the UK as a whole closer together and through wide dissemination engage the public. Through the strength of the Hub and its links will come more effective pathways for the exploitation of new research and new ideas in commercial products
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