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.
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.
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.
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.
|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
|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|
|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|