SUPERGEN - The Energy Storage Consortium

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

CO2 emission leading to global warming is one of the most important challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The UK Government has signed the Kyoto accord requiring us to reduce CO2 emissions, and has set a target of around 20% electricity generation by renewables by 2020. Recent power outages (e.g. London, New York) have illustrated problems with network stability. What is necessary for power production are safe and reliable energy storage systems. It is also known that 30% of CO2 emissions comes from transport. As a result, a key method of transportation over the next 20-30 years will be the hybrid electric vehicle incorporating energy storage by batteries and supercapacitors.The proposed programme is centred around developing new materials to advance rechargeable lithium ion battery and supercapacitor technologies. This project is a key component of the overall Supergen programme, and offers a unique opportunity in energy storage research with its interdisciplinary nature that includes experts in materials chemistry, chemical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering.

Publications

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Olson CL (2006) Defect chemistry, surface structures, and lithium insertion in anatase TiO2. in The journal of physical chemistry. B

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Islam MS (2010) Recent atomistic modelling studies of energy materials: batteries included. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Carter R (2012) An Improved Lead-Acid Battery Pack Model for Use in Power Simulations of Electric Vehicles in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

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Carter R (2012) Optimizing for Efficiency or Battery Life in a Battery/Supercapacitor Electric Vehicle in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

 
Description Described in detail in the publications
Exploitation Route Materials and processes for the development of energy storage technologies
Sectors Chemicals,Electronics,Energy

 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,866,180 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H003819/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,571,547 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E03649X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £3,387,852 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H019596/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £3,387,852 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H019596/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,571,547 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E03649X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,866,180 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H003819/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Johnson Matthey plc 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2006
 
Description Johnson Matthey plc 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2006