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International Workshop on

Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2017

"On the Pulse of a Revolution"

Date and location

The Workshop was hosted by OCEM Power Electronics in Bologna, Italy, on 23 May 2017.

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Introduction

Supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors, electrochemical capacitors or double-layer capacitors) feature exceptional capacitance values reaching hundreds or even thousands of farads. This is several orders of magnitude higher than traditional energy storage devices.

Developments in supercapacitor technology and supporting electronics, combined with reductions in cost, have created extraordinary new opportunities for electrical and electronic systems in both research and industrial applications. The number of manufacturers grows every day as performance potential increases, costs fall, and estimated business turnover rises.

This workshop provides an overview of the exciting applications and advances made possible by supercapacitor technology. It will also provide a forum to discuss and compare other energy storage solutions.

The workshop program is conceived to be more than a simple overview: this will offer a way for people in related fields to meet and share ideas.

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The workshop title, "On the Pulse of a Revolution," is a word play evoking both the pulsed energy that supercapacitors produce and the idea of having one's finger "on the pulse" of something (that is, following the latest developments in a given field).

We invite you to come learn about the latest developments in supercapacitor technology, which has the potential to revolutionize everything from transportation to clean energy to consumer electronics.

Workshop participation was free with mandatory registration.

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Acknowledgements

Speakers' institutions.

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Program and presentations

Please, consider that some contents were confidential (under non-disclosure agreements). Therefore, some presentations are not available for download or were adapted for distribution on the web.
Time Title Speaker
8:30 Registration and welcome coffee
Session 1: State of the Art Chair: Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA
9:00 Welcome and greetings Gino Cocchi, OCEM, Arete' & Cocchi Technology, Italy
9:10 Workshop introduction: "On the Pulse of a Revolution" Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA Frascati, Italy
9:30 Supercapacitors: key systems for energy sustainability
ISEECAP 2017
Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna, Italy
10:00 State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology Jan Ernst, Maxwell Technologies, USA
10:30 State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology Metin Sacakli, Nesscap Energy, Korea
10:40 Coffee Break
Session 2: Related Technologies Chair: Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM Power Electronics
11:00 Lithium-ion capacitors (LICs): "Combining energy with power" Shouji Kakihara, JSR Micro, Japan
11:20 Special and high-voltage capacitors Roberto Defant, DUCATI Energia, Italy
11:40 Materials for supercapacitors electrodes: performances and new trends Maria Federica De Riccardis, ENEA Brindisi, Italy
12:00 PSIM tools for simulation of supercapacitors and energy storage systems Adrien Michel, Powersys, France
12:20 Patented technology behind the 100% electric Energica streetbike Giampiero Testoni, Energica Motor Company, Italy
12:40 Lunch and visit of the OCEM testing area
Session 3: Applications Chair: Miguel Pretelli, OCEM Power Electronics
14:00 Increase performance of a storage system by means of a new management system control strategy Luigi Pellegrino, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy
14:20 Energy storage projects for smart grids Laura Pimpinella, Enel Distribuzione, Italy
14:40 Power electronics technology trends in energy storage applications Paolo Mattavelli, University of Padua, Italy
15:00 Roller coaster engineering: Riding power through peaks and valleys Alberto Ferri, Zamperla, Italy
15:20 Coffee Break
Session 3: Supercapacitors & Superconductors Chair: Antonio Della Corte, ENEA and Italian Consortium for Applied Superconductivity (ICAS)
15:40 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna, Italy
16:00 Pulsed power systems based on supercapacitors Sandro Tenconi, OCEM Power Electronics, Italy
16:20 Supercapacitors for magnetic resonance imaging systems Mihailo Ristic, Imperial College London, UK
16:40 Test facilities for supercapacitors and batteries
Workshop 2016 by Mario Conte
Francesco Vellucci, ENEA Casaccia, Italy
Open discussion and conclusions All

Workshop website See Workshop 2016