SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Materials

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.

Planned Impact

The SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub will work with its industrial partners and the wider community to ensure maximum impact to the beneficiaries of the Hub.
The initial participating companies that have joined the Advisory Board include leading players in key energy storage technologies including batteries (with a predicted market of £60 bn.) and liquid air (with a predicted market of £1 bn.) and in major end user sectors including grid scale storage, transport and consumer goods/built environment. The combination of these companies, and the clear route to market that they provide, with the major energy storage research programmes at the participating universities and the bright and committed researchers and students that will be recruited offers huge potential to create new products, services and, in some cases, markets. These will have a direct and quantifiable positive impact on the economic, environmental and social performance of companies, initially participating and accessing the Hub through the networking activities. This feeds into a positive impact on national performance.
Selected policymakers e.g. DfT have joined the Advisory Board and we have strong links with intermediary organisations (e.g.: IChemE, IET, RSC and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) to enable outreach and the HVM Catapult to enable exploitation.
The research undertaken and enabled by the Hub will lead to significant new knowledge in the underpinning science, the technologies and important innovations in systems integration and specific applications. This knowledge will be promulgated to the global academic community, enabling the research to be extended to new national and international collaborations and research programmes, reinforcing the UK's strong standing in this 'great technology'.
Energy storage is a key challenge facing policymakers and legislators, grappling with increasing energy and mobility demand against a national target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, challenge requiring innovation to every sector of energy generation, supply, use and regulation. We will work closely with policymakers and legislators to understand and address this challenge. Accordingly, energy storage is a major issue in society, facing increasing energy costs, worried about energy security and concerned about the environment. The Hub will engage in public understanding activities to inform the public and help them to contribute to the debate. This will include working with local schools and colleges.
Each of the partner universities delivers taught education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level which will benefit from the incorporation of new collaborative R&D knowledge and the feedback of 'industrial relevance' from organisations exploiting the knowledge.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The SUPERGEN Energy Storage Research Consortium comprises 11 academics from 7 different research institutions with complementary expertise in the energy storage field. The consortium covers a wide range of research activities from electrochemical, mechanical to thermal energy storage and spans the entire energy storage value chain through manufacturing, scaling-up, integration and an evaluation of the whole system. Increasing the performance and reducing the cost are challenges across a number of technologies represented in the consortium:
- Understanding of loss mechanisms at the electrode surfaces is essential to increase the performance of novel hydrogen-vanadium flow batteries. Thanks to this study and a better optimization of the electrode design, an increase of two fold in power density was achieved compared to the first generation of commercial vanadium redox flow batteries
- Developing low cost, safe electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries that deliver high and stable capacities and to understand their properties.
- Mill scale combined with a scalable spray technique was used to fabricate supercapacitor electrodes
- A prototype magnetic scroll was made with radial direction of magnetic field distribution
- An economic model was optimised to resolve the conflict from the interaction of energy storage services in energy markets
- Thermal energy storage for efficient peak shaving and wind power utilisation
Exploitation Route The Advisory Board of the Energy Storage Supergen consortium consists of a variety of stakeholders from industry and government that can exploit our findings. The findings from this consortium will have an impact in various research directions.
The development of battery materials and the fundamental understanding of their mechanism are of significance in various industrial applications including transport, electronics and grid energy storage.
The manufacture of low cost supercapacitor electrodes is paramount in the automotive sector for regenerative breaking and might be of use in devices in the future grid.
The optimisation of thermal energy storage devices will increase the penetration of renewable energies into the grid.
The magnetic scroll increasing the efficiency of the compression process could become a useful element in the next generation of compressed air energy storage installations for power savings.
New economic models in energy markets are needed to take into consideration energy storage as services for the grid; utilities, transmission and distribution system operators are very much in need to take into account energy storage and remove regulatory barriers for further exploitation.
Sectors Energy,Environment,Transport

 
Description Findings have been disseminated within the SUPERGEN consortium to our industrial partners and government bodies in the transport sector and for grid scale applications. The research has informed and produced roadmaps for next-generation energy storage development, and some of the investigators have advised government bodies in this area of energy storage both in the UK and in Brussels. The research outcomes helped establish links between the members of the Supergen consortium and a number of energy and automotive companies for the development of energy storage devices. Some of the findings on the economic model have been used by energy companies for modeling the optimal utilisation of ancillary services incorporating energy storage assets on the electricity grid.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Chemicals,Energy,Transport
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Physics, 2009-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Advisory Board, Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, Cambridge University, 2011-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chair of Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.mpg.de/153319/festkoerperforschung
 
Description EASAC
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.easac.eu/
 
Description ETIP SNET - ENERGY SECTOR INTERFACES
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Chemistry, July 2009-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Editorial Board, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Government consultation on batteries
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Israel National Research Center for Electrochemiacal Propulsion (INREP)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.inrep.org.il/
 
Description Member of Faraday Challenge Innovation Technical Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Advisory Group has helped shape the scope of funding calls by the Faraday Challenge, which will lead to technological developments for the energy system and auto sector in the future.
 
Description Member of the Emerging Technologies Panel for the World Economic Forum (2012 - present)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.weforum.org/reports/energy-harnessing-new-solutions-sustainability-and-growing-demand
 
Description Member of the Steering Committee of the Smart Grids EU Technology Platform
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Participation in Alistore ERI.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.alistore.eu/
 
Description Policy aspects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The work has made contributions to Chinese national policy in the use off-peak electricity for space heating, as part of efforts to reduce environmental pollution. The air quality has seen to be improved significantly in large cities in north part of China
 
Description Response to Call for engagement on Ofgem's Research Hub
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-research-hub-update
 
Description Smart Systems Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Working group member of EASAC project on "Decarbonisation of Transport"
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://easac.eu/projects/details/decarbonisation-of-transport/
 
Description member of project evaluation committee for Brazilian energy regulator ANEEL
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact 23 projects were selected for funding by the regulator; as the projects are executed, the results will feed into future policy and regulation such that the Brazilian energy system can be operated efficiently and sustainably.
URL http://www.aneel.gov.br/sala-de-imprensa-exibicao-2/-/asset_publisher/zXQREz8EVlZ6/content/agencia-a...
 
Description A New UK Battery Research Centre - The Faraday Institution
Amount £13,673,800 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R02720X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 04/2021
 
Description Abengoa Solar NT
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Abengoa - TOK - Leeds 
Organisation Abengoa 
Department Abengoa Solar
Sector Private
Country Spain
Start 05/2010 
End 05/2011
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £4,227,886 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P00945X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2021
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £5,590,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K002252/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2017
 
Description Ebergy Storage Capital Equipment related call
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Energy Stoage Grand Challenge
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description External collaboration grants
Amount £430,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 1 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2017
 
Description External collaborative research
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 2 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description External research grant
Amount £470,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CRRC Project No 1 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 10/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Generation Integrated Energy Storage - A Paradigm Shift
Amount £1,040,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P023436/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2021
 
Description Heat transfer under supercritical conditions
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Air Products 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Newton Fund Institutional Links - Energy Storage Prioritisation Assessment for Mexico
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 332240317 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Next Generation Solid-State Batteries
Amount £1,735,133 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003532/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description Reduce of End Use Energy Demand
Amount £1,573,522 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P004709/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description SOLBAT - The Solid-State (Li or Na) Metal-Anode Battery
Amount £10,176,687 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R042047/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Shell-Cambridge-Imperial-Oxford sodium/redox flow battery project
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Shell International Petroleum 
Department Shell UK Ltd
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description UK-Indian Collaboration
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description n-COSH
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description CRRC 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of next generation air-conditioning technology based on thermal energy storage for train carriages
Collaborator Contribution Provision of application conditions and funding
Impact Results not allowed to report before the project is completed - will report in the future.
Start Year 2015
 
Description China General Nuclear Power Group 
Organisation China General Nuclear Power Group
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advice on the integration of TES with nuclear power plants
Collaborator Contribution Advising them possible route for peak shaving of nuclear power plants using TES technology
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description China Recycling Energy Corporation 
Organisation Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The work provide guidance to the company in shaping their strategy for future R&D and product development in energy storage and related areas
Collaborator Contribution Provide guidance in terms integration of TES with industrial processes
Impact Reported in NexGen-TES project
Start Year 2014
 
Description Composite PCM production and demonstration 
Organisation Nanjing Jinhe Energy Materials Co Ltd
PI Contribution We have helped with the process design of the world first large scale commercial demonstration plant using composite phase change materials for the use of the curtailed wind power.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has helped us in the development of our materials for engineering applications. We have also be able to access their facilities for measuring our materials properties.
Impact The collaboration has led to a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK and Jiangsu Provincial Government.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Highview Power Storage
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oxford-UNIST collaboration 
Organisation Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
PI Contribution Had extensive discussions with the Korean counterpart and agreed to host postdocs here at Oxford.
Collaborator Contribution Sending Korean postdocs to Oxford, organizing Oxford-UNIST workshops and visits.
Impact Discipline: Materials Fruitful collaboration between nations which might result in scientific discoveries, journal articles etc. in the future.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Pnu Power 
Organisation Energetix PNU Power
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is done through collaboration in a project on next generation thermal energy storage technologies
Collaborator Contribution They help advise the work on compressed air energy storage area with integrated thermal energy storage
Impact It is reported in another project.
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Nottingham 
Organisation Institute of Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of a collaborative project in thermal energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the knowledge in coupling mechanical and thermal energy storage
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The use of thermal energy storage in compressed air energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Providing integration conditions
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Title Direct Electricity Generation from Magnetic Scrolls 
Description Wang, J and Luo X., Direct Electricity Generation from Magnetic Scrolls, GB2014051062, 2014 (in the process of signing assignment of license agreement) 
IP Reference GB2014051062 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed No
Impact .
 
Description "Decarbonising UK Energy" Joint Royal Society/RAEng/BA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/10/decarbonising-uk-energy/
 
Description 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Breckenridge, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description APC Electrical Energy Storage Roadmap Development Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Adlinger Center, Princeton University, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and interactions with Faculty at Princeton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Aurora Energy Research conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel debate session on technology, revenues streams and business models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Automotive Council / APC Joint Workshop on UK Battery Supply Chain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BMW, Munich Battery Discussions, Munich, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BP meeting on 'Storage: Why, What, When?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions in Chatham House Rule format
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Beyond Lithium VIII, Oakridge, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Council workshop on "Bilateral Cooperation between Mexico and the United Kingdom in Energy Sustainability" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A bilateral workshop to identify the strategic priority areas where UK and Mexican researchers can collaborate in joint R&D projects, which led to a call for research proposals under the Newton Fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIRED Conference - Flexibility from distributed energy resources: generation, storage and responsive demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting modelling related to importance of flexibility and smart operation in future low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Contribution to IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The goal of the workshop was to learn from examples of how the transition from blue skies research to application has been successfully undertaken in other sectors for example, space research, medicine or solid state physics in the context of microelectronics, and to identify from current basic research selected areas or ideas that might potentially have a huge impact on the energy sector. This should inform an understanding of how different governments engage in, fund, and structure their investments in energy-related basic science programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ieadsm.org/wp/files/IEA_EGRD_Blue_Sky_Workshop_Final.pdf
 
Description Dupont CR&D, Wilmington DE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EU BRIDGE Working Group on Regulations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. The Regulation WG is providing evidence and advice to the Commission through discussion meetings and reports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.h2020-bridge.eu/
 
Description Energy Storage Seminar Series, INEEL, Brasilia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A series of seminars over four days, delivered to industry, policy makers and regulators in Brazil, describing technical and non-technical aspects of energy storage. This has led to joint proposals being submitted and further invitations to present in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Energy Storage Workshop for Lloyd's Register Foundation (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop with about 30 attendees to inform a Foresight review on the impact of energy storage on the safety of life and property at sea, on land and in the air, leading to the publication of a report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy lunch at British Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chatham House Rule
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy systems challenges in a world in transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Energy systems challenges in a world in transition, role of energy storage, electrification of transport and heat sectors, March 2016, Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Euromar 2014, Zurich, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Faraday Institution announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Government announced investment into energy storage research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/faradayinstitution/
 
Description Government Expert Workshop on the EU's Energy Market Design (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the workshop, with c. 30 stakeholders from policy and industry, was to seek views on the market that may be needed in the future when there will be significant levels of mature low carbon technologies, and the potential for the European Commission's forthcoming Energy Market Design initiative to address this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE Power and Energy Society - General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Setting out Market design requirements for Energy Storage and flexible demand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMLB 2014, Como, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISE Lausanne, September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR Lecture, 20th Meeting of the National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), "NMRS-2014", Assam, India, February 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR, Shanghai, August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Industry and Parliament Trust seminar for the UK-Canada Chambers of Commerce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An educational - energy focussed - seminar for the UK-Canada Chambers of Commerce in UK Parliament with a panel debate discussing renewable energy covering: Challenges and opportunities of renewable penetration in different countries; Who are the main investors, what incentives are there in place, what are the challenges for the grid (eg in the UK with connecting either big offshore wind sites to the transmission network, or small-scale renewables at the distribution level); What is the role of energy storage and how can the intermittency be dealt with.
Participants from Canada were informed of progress on energy storage technology and policy in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Workshop on Advanced Materials, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and workshop participation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview by Fully Charged 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 43,000 views on Youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1Xugey8j0
 
Description Japanese Battery Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Joint Anglo-German Discussion Meeting, Darmstadt, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Labs to Riches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Royal Society's flagship industry dinner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/02/labs-to-riches/
 
Description Lecture at Tokyo University of Science Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Long-duration storage workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact My talk was focused on presenting evidence related to the importance of storage capacity, including the need for long-duration storage on the GB system and regulatory implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nanqiang Lecture, Xiamen, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oxford University Energy Storage Materials Research Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The equipment was promoted through the Royce Institutes community day for industry and academic that was held at the University of Manchester in January 2018 with over 300 delegates. I led a session of those interested specifically in Energy Storage Mterials and accessing the new equioment that we are in the process of installing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/research-areas/energy-storage/
 
Description Panelist - BBC Radio 4 Programme "Putting Science to Work" - episode on Air Pollution 21/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Panelist, BBC World Service, "The future of renewable energy" for the programme, "the Forum", September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How do we develop a practical, reliable, cheap and globally relevant supply of renewable energy and improve on the meagre 10% of our power needs which renewables currently provide? Quentin Cooper travels to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy meeting in Cambridge, UK, to hear about ideas and latest research results from Brazilian authority on bioenergy Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Cambridge University's creator of better batteries Clare Grey, Harvard pioneer of artificial photosynthesis Daniel Nocera and research director of the UK Energy Research Centre Jim Watson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01g94yj
 
Description Participate in ENERGY STORAGE & CONNECTED SYSTEMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave keynote speech on "Energy storage: a game changer for the energy market"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Energy Storage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Transforming the energy system with energy storage "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in IEEE International Energry Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Role and Value of Flexibility in supporting a cost effective transition to a lower carbon energy future "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Smart Power Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to smart, low carbon energy future: Opportunities and Challenges"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Smarter Network Storage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Energy storage - making it happen" and inform the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Power our Future-14, CIC energigune, Vitoria, Spain, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at International Flow Battery Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The purpose of the IFBF is to raise the profile of flow batteries as a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector, to educate and inform a wide audience of the benefits, features and attributes of flow batteries. >200 delegates from 24 countries attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.flowbatteryforum.com/ifbf-2017/
 
Description Presentation on energy to a meeting of Dorridge U3A and the British Science Association (Dorridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact a talk on energy to members of the U3A and British Science Association in Dorridge (near Birmingham), with lively Q&A and discussion afterwards - audience reported that they understood the issues better and had been well-informed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event, 'Energy storage and the transition to a low carbon economy', Houses of Parliament, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg/news/energy-storage-and-transition-low-carbon-economy-summary
 
Description Presentation to meeting of Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (Kegworth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Raise awareness of energy storage technologies and innovation with energy industry. subsequently requested to write an article for the IDGTE magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Putting Science to Work" Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities, with Jim Al-Khalili. As described in the BBC website: As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?. Outcome - lion share of funding allocated to CPG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize Committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact member of committee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference (Perth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Describing research on using variable renewables in Scotland through distributed thermal energy storage to an audience of policy makers and technology developers, and others from research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shell Collaborative Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Solid State Ionics, Colorado, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK-Brazil Energy Storage meeting (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to a delegation from Brazil who were exploring the potential of energy storage. This has led to further detailed discussions with stakeholders in Brazil on how research could be transferred, and for new collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-China Energy Storage Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop is to bring together academia, industrialists, policymakers, NGOs and government officials between UK and China, building close links for future collaborations, and trading relationships. Over 100 participants attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Clean Energy Utilisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is for building close and sustainable collaborations between UK and Chinese early career researchers working on clean energy generation, storage and utilisation. Over 70 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UKES 2016 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Brings together national and international researchers from the academic, industry and policy sectors, and facilitate discussions on every aspect of energy storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description WE Heraeus-Seminar "Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries", Bad Honnef, Germany, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014