Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Chemical Engineering

Abstract

The rapid deployment of variable renewable electricity in the UK will make it more challenging to balance the supply and demand of energy. Over the last five years, the potential for energy storage to meet this challenge has been recognised by industry and policy makers. Other global drivers of energy system change show the wider opportunity: providing remote communities with access to power, increasing urbanisation, and ageing infrastructure. The characteristics of energy storage can range from meeting the needs of individuals and households, to local/city distribution networks, to those of the high-voltage transmission grid. But advances, in energy storage devices themselves and their integration into systems, are needed to meet the required performance and cost levels.

With a strong research and industry base, the UK can be at the forefront of innovation in energy storage, capturing value in the global market. To these ends, the Government invested £30m in energy storage facilities under the 'Eight Great Technologies' call, providing state-of-the-art equipment in five university consortia for the development and testing of technologies that span application areas. However, whilst funding was made available for capital expenditure, no dedicated funding for undertaking research was attached.

We propose a truly interdisciplinary programme building on this investment to tackle some key challenges facing the energy storage community. We have designed a programme which will draw on the collective expertise and facilities that exist in the consortia to tackle research questions that span the storage technologies being developed, and to maximise the impact of the test-bed demonstrators.

Our approach is to address a set of research questions that apply across the technologies supported by the capital investment. We will consider the key challenges, across length scales, from materials to devices, to systems, specifically addressing:
- How the materials used in enery storage technologies, including batteries and thermal energy
- How processes are modelled in the technologies, and validating the models with experiments
- How energy storage devices can be integrated into the energy system most effectively
- How data from operational runs of pilot plants can improve our understanding of the role of energy storage

This project can be the catalyst which leads to improved understanding of physical processes, accelerated technology development, and shared learning from the operation of energy storage technologies. The research will also drive further collaboration between institutions, build the national research and innovation community, increase recognition of the UK's role, and maximise the impact from these facilities in the international energy landscape.

The consortia demonstrated excellence in research capability as part of their original capital grant bids. This project draws on this expertise directly with the involvement of senior investigators who have internationally leading reputations. We will also benefit from the additional support of technology users from across the energy sector, as well as the links through the individual consortia Advisory Boards.

Planned Impact

The direct impacts of this project will be strongly felt across both the public and private sectors:

As the potential role of energy storage in the energy system is still uncertain, a better understanding of how different energy storage technologies perform individually and together will benefit those considering the technology mix under future scenarios. Recent analysis by Imperial College for the Committee on Climate Change ('Value of Flexibility in a Decarbonised Grid and System Externalities of Low-Carbon Generation Technologies', October 2015) has shown that the benefits of flexibility in the electricity system (primarily associated with the deployment of energy storage and demand side response) would be between £7.1-8.1bn per annum to meet a carbon intensity target of 50g/kWh, while the corresponding benefits for the 100 g/kWh target amount to £3-3.8bn annually. Policy makers will be keen to learn of these technological developments to inform thinking around energy markets and policy, and to guide further support for innovation. Funding agencies will value the results that show scientific advances across a wide range of disciplines.

With increasing penetration of variable renewable generation, system and network operators will value the analysis of the characteristics of energy storage technologies in different configurations, and how that could change over time through degradation in performance.

Technology developers will benefit from research into materials and process modelling, so that technology performance can be improved and costs reduced.

These impacts will be enabled for project partners by membership of the Advisory Boards of each consortium, at project research meetings and through the project's Steering Committee. The wider communities will benefit from publications in journals, the publishing of results through the energy storage observatory and presentations at conferences and other relevant meetings.

Students will benefit from having cess to operational energy storage facilities, and the industrially relevant nature of the research being performed across the large number of partner universities.

In a broader sense, improved means of delivering a clean and efficient energy system will benefit the wider economy including the manufacturing sector and society.

People

ORCID iD

Jonathan Radcliffe (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7671-6265
Luis Fernando Ochoa (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7853-4286
Yulong Ding (Co-Investigator)
Seamus Garvey (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7472-9000
Rebecca Todd (Co-Investigator)
Anthony Kucernak (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5790-9683
Philip Charles Eames (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Gladwin (Co-Investigator)
Philip C Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Patrick Grant (Co-Investigator)
Ainara Aguadero (Co-Investigator)
George Stanley Shire (Co-Investigator)
Peter Joseph Hall (Co-Investigator)
Charalampos Patsios (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Brett (Co-Investigator)
Clare P. Grey (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5572-192X
Nigel Peter Brandon (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Forsyth (Co-Investigator)
David Andrew Stone (Co-Investigator)
P Bruce (Co-Investigator)
Yongliang Li (Co-Investigator)
Daniel James Rogers (Co-Investigator)
Zheng Xiao Guo (Co-Investigator)
Dani Strickland (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2979-4479
Laurence James Hardwick (Co-Investigator)
David Howey (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0620-3955
I Cotton (Co-Investigator)
Robert Angus Dryfe (Co-Investigator)
Martin Paul Foster (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8565-0541
Robert Critoph (Co-Investigator)
Xiao-Ping Zhang (Co-Investigator)
Jim A Halliday (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6132-9529
Andrew Cruden (Co-Investigator)
Paul Shearing (Co-Investigator)

Publications

10 25 50
 
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 Member of EPSRC Energy Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://epsrc.ukri.org/research/ourportfolio/themes/energy/programme/further-information-about-the-pr...
 
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 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 Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Helped shape grid storage policy.
 
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 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 ISCF Wave 1: 3D electrodes from 2D materials
Amount £917,401 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R023034/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Infrastructure systems round 3
Amount £371,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 3664 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Sorcerer
Amount € 1,650,632 (EUR)
Funding ID 738085 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Description crescendo
Amount € 2,739,602 (EUR)
Funding ID http://www.crescendo-fuelcell.eu 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Title Development of the UK Energy Storage Observatory - an energy storage data repository 
Description Part of the MANIFEST project, the UK Energy Storage Observatory (UKESTO) delivers free, current information from the UK's energy storage capital grant facilities, new demonstrator projects and research grants. UKESTO works as a portal where users can access comparative studies of energy storage technologies. UKESTO was developed as an idea between thirteen leading Universities in conjunction with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The key question behind UKESTO's construction is - how do we maximise value from previously funded energy storage facilities and associated research projects in energy storage? The web pages cover the MANIFEST project, the UKESTO database and information on capital funded energy storage facilities in the UK (including an interactive map). Through Manifest's creation of a network of national energy storage facilities and through providing access to their outputs (testing, operational runs, experiments etc.) through UKESTO, the UK can be established as an energy storage hub and leader within the space. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The first experimental datasets from two energy storage calibration exercises have now been uploaded to the database. This has resulted in the development of a detailed schema/pro-forma to be developed by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (a MANIFEST partner), in order to speed up future dataset uploads. UKESTO has generated interest from other stakeholders in the energy sector, including members of the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). Dr Jonathan Radcliffe (MANIFEST project PI) met with a member of the ESC and a consultant from the region to discuss an ESC - funded tool called the Energy Knowledge Exchange (EKX). EKX is effectively a search engine for energy related data. In principle, it has been agreed that all of UKESTO's data will be made searchable via EKX in future and discussions are ongoing in how this will be achieved. 
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/ukesto
 
Title Energy storage equipment list 
Description This database is a growing repository of information on energy storage related equipment. It covers equipment, apparatus and instruments for experimentation across a huge range of energy storage applications and multiple scales (from atomic level to grid scale). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Initial discussions have been held with staff from the University of Liverpool and representatives of the Faraday Institute on how we might collaborate or coalesce our work on the equipment list with a related, emerging initiative on battery infrastucture. 
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/energy/research/centre-energy-storage/uk-energy-stora...
 
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 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
 
Title OXYGEN REDUCTION CATALYSTS 
Description The present invention relates to a method for preparing a catalyst which can be used to catalyse the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The invention also provides a catalyst obtained from the method and its use as an electrode, for example, in a galvanic cell, an electrolytic cell or an oxygen sensor. 
IP Reference WO2015049318 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact Used to manufacture catalysts and spawned other research
 
Company Name KELVIN THERMOTECH LTD 
Description It is set for holding Ups related to cold storage, cold chain technologies, thermal energy storage, consulting. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Just started, to be updated next year
 
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 1st CPFL International Workshop for Energy Storage 
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 The "1st CPFL International Workshop for Energy Storage" gathered technical, commercial and regulatory knowledge, approaching how Energy Storage is being discussed internationally. The event also aimed to share experiences and knowledge about the theme for the electrical sector and show the importance of energy storage systems associated or not to Distributed Generation. This opportunity was to bring knowledge of another component of Smart Grids and allow evaluate the possibilities of new business, in addition to the improvement in the electrical energy supply.
Over 50 people attended the workshop with live streaming of the event. Questions and discussions followed presentations, informing participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rge-rs.com.br/energias-sustentaveis/inovacao/workshop-energy-storage/Paginas/default.aspx
 
Description Asessment meeting TCP crossing Annex 'Energy storage with heat pumps' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a meeting of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to discuss establishing a new Annex relating to low carbon heating and cooling. The meeting was chaired by the Operating Agents leading two Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) in Energy Storage and Heat Pumping Technologies. The intention is to set up a new TCP to investigate integration of thermal energy storage with heat pumps in order to improve heating/ cooling system efficiencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact It was for the opening of the first commercial demonstration plant of the liquid air energy storage in Pilsworth, Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Chair of IoT Meeting, 12 April, Cambridge 
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 Chair of the CAM-IES Industry Workshop on Energy Harvesting for Sensors and IoT, held at Trinity College, Cambridge on 12 April 2018. Talks were given by speakers from ARM, CDT, Perpetuum, Lightricity, wordl-leading companies in IoT and energy harvesting. The workshop was to bring industry and academic researchers together to agree on metrics, performance targets, and how to bring basic research into downstream product development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cam-ies-industry-workshop-on-energy-harvesting-tickets-40779069294
 
Description Chair of student and early career scientist event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chaired a day of non-technical presentations of research work and impact by early career scientists at "CAM-IES Science Day"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description China-UK Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems in Zero Carbon Villages 
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 I was the mentor of this event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Discussion Meeting (Royal Society) on energy materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk and discussion session on "Energy materials for a low carbon future", held at the Royal Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2018/09/low-carbon-future/
 
Description Discussion at UK Redox Flow Network Meeting 
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 Discussion panel at second annual UK Redox Flow Battery Network Meeting, where the research community explored challenges in the field and methods for collaboration to overcome such challenges, increase visibility of the research field, attract further funding, generate commercial ventures etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/view/ukrfbnetwork/home
 
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 International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting 
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 Invited to the International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting in Paris with World Bank Consultation on Energy Storage Partnership; about 30 people at the meeting, with discussions to inform decisions made by the World Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times 
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 Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times, 16 Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC World Service programme "Click" (August, 2018) 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed on BBC World Service programme "Click" (August, 2018) about fast charging of batteries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswhdm
 
Description Interview on Radio 4 Programme "The Life Scientific", March 2018 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed in "The Life Scientific" Radio 4 Programme on "The Big Battery Challenge", March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tdr0r
 
Description Joint UK-China prospective workshop on Building Energy Efficiency 
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 I was a mentor of this event held in Xi'an China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary talk at International Battery Association Meeting, San Diego, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave plenary talk at the International Battery Association Meeting, San Diego, March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iba-2019.org/
 
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 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 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 Renewable Fuel Generation and Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Renewable Fuel Generation and Energy Storage Symposium
2nd November 2018
Molecular Sciences Research Hub, White City Campus, Imperial College London
PROGRAMME
09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and light breakfast
09:30 - 09:40 Introductory remarks: Dr. Andreas Kafizas
MATERIALS Chair: Dr. Franky Bedoya
09:40 - 10:10 Life beyond titania: new materials for solar fuel generation
Prof. Aron Walsh, Department of Materials
10:10 - 10:40 MOF-based composites as bifunctional materials for CO2 capture and photoconversion
Dr. Camille Petit, Department of Chemical Engineering
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee & Poster session
11:00 - 11:30 Photoelectrocatalytic properties of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides
Dr. Cecilia Mattevi, Department of Materials
11:30 - 12:00 Lead-acid batteries recycling for the 21st Century
Dr. David Payne, Department of Materials
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Poster session
TECHNIQUES AND FUNDAMENTALS Chair: Dr. Anna Hankin
13:00 - 13:30 Measuring the intrinsic catalytic performance of catalysts for fuel cells and electrolysers
Prof. Anthony Kucernak, Department of Chemistry
13:30 - 14:00 Towards a parameter-free theory for electrochemical phenomena at the nanoscale
Dr. Clotilde Cucinotta, Department of Chemistry
14:00 - 14:30 Transient spectroscopic studies of approaches to artificial photosynthesis
Prof. James Durrant, Department of Chemistry
14:30 - 15:00 In-situ ultrafast methods for solar fuels: Can we push efficiencies?
Dr. Ernest Pastor, Department of Chemistry
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee & Poster session
DEVICES AND IMPLEMENTATION Chair: Dr. Ernest Pastor
15:20 - 15:50 Upscaling battery technology: From material science to pack engineering
Dr. Billy Wu, Dyson School of Design Engineering
15:50 - 16:20 Electrochemical synthesis of fuels and valuable chemicals: from fundamental catalysis studies to real devices
Dr. Ifan Stephens, Department of Materials
16:20 - 16:50 (Photo-)electrochemical reactors for energy conversion and storage
Prof. Geoff Kelsall, Department of Chemical Engineering
16:50 - 17:20 Renewable gas from offshore wind and offshore electrolysers
Dr. Malte Jansen, Centre for Environmental Policy
PANEL DISUSSION Chair: Prof. Geoff Kelsall
17:20 - 18:00 Question for the panellists: Learning from the presentations today, what disruptive technologies and collaborative projects would you like to see at ICL?
Panellists: Prof. James Durrant (Chemistry), Prof. Richard Templer (Chemistry & Grantham Institute), Dr. Judith Cherni (Centre for Environmental Policy) and Dr. Sam Coper (Dyson School of Design Engineering).
18:00 - 18:10 Closing remarks and prize-giving: Dr. Andreas Kafizas
18:10 - Late Wine and mingling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Hydrogen Economy in The Future Energy Landscape 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The hydrogen economy is steadily gaining increasing importance as a realistic and affordable option in the context of the de-carbonisation challenge that the UK and other countries have set themselves to for the next few decades.



To explore this subject, we are delighted to invite you to a workshop taking place in November to explore what a possible hydrogen economy landscape may look like in the UK in 2035, what the implications may be for the various actors within the energy system, and what decisions may be required to translate that vision into a realistic plan.



Building on the scenario described in the Arup publication " Energy systems: A view from 2035", this workshop is part of Arup's thought leadership initiatives to explore the future of energy in the upcoming decades. It will be a unique opportunity to come together with colleagues and peers across government, to consider the commercial models, regulatory framework and policy decision required to develop and implement a potential future hydrogen economy.



This workshop is the second of a series where we will be exploring the challenges and opportunities of the hydrogen economy with experts across the industry:

Workshop - Hydrogen economy: industry stakeholders

(28th November 2018 - Breakfast served from 8.45 for a 9.00 start. Close at 3.30)

Breakfast event: Hydrogen economy: route map review with government and industry representatives

(12th December 2018)

Each event will be facilitated by our subject matter experts, who can leverage Arup's understanding of the hydrogen economy, of the regulatory framework and commercial models, as well as of the broader hydrogen stakeholders' community.



They will be highly interactive sessions, which will challenge common assumptions and will encourage attendees to consider the hydrogen economy on its multiple aspects and from different perspectives - each stakeholder for example will be asked to 'role-play' different actors in the system.



In each session we will be producing a route map to a possible hydrogen economy system in the UK, which will then be reviewed and tested during the breakfast event in December 2018, with representatives from government and the industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 UK-France Joint Smart Energy Technology Workshop 
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 At the 2018 UK-France leadership summit, the two countries agreed to hold a bilateral smart energy technology workshop, bringing together industry, academia and policy makers to share ideas on common challenges in this area. The workshop comprised about 40 participants from UK and France, across industry, policy and research, to discuss future bilateral activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure workshop 
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 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Ministers to develop the first national research and innovation infrastructure roadmap. About 30 people at the workshop on energy infrastructure, providing input and expertise that informed the roadmap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ukri.org/research/infrastructure/