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International Workshop on

Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2019

"Stories from the age of storage"

Date and location

The Workshop was held at the historical San Giovanni in Monte Complex in Bologna, Italy, on 27 and 28 June 2019.

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Workshop website

Workshop description

Energy storage is a key topic for research, industry and business, gaining more and more interest.

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 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 also provides a forum to discuss and compare other energy storage solutions. In fact, several related topics are addressed in every workshop edition: batteries, high-voltage capacitors, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), flywheels, power electronics, novel control and modeling techniques, special applications.

The tagline for this edition "Stories from the age of storage" is, as a workshop tradition, a word play summarizing the intention to present the most interesting success stories or potential success stories set in the new era of energy made possible by the new storage technologies.

The workshop program is conceived to be more than a simple overview: this offers a way for people in related fields to meet and share ideas. A specific area is available for exhibitors.

Workshop speakers were selected by the Scientific Committee. Workshop participation was free with mandatory registration.

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Statistics

The workshop registration was a great success. Even though the location was large, its maximum capacity was reached and the Registration Form was closed in advance.

  • 130 registered participants attended during the two days of the Workshop.
  • 31 speakers presented their activities.
  • 12 posters were presented by students.

Acknowledgements

It is important to stress that the event was free of charge thanks to the sponsors' contributions and to the of the speakers' and chairpersons' commitment. Sponsors' and speakers' institutions are summarized in the figure.

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The speakers were selected and invited by the Scientific Committee:

  • Giancarlo Abbate, University of Naples Federico II & CapTop, Naples, Italy.
  • Paolo Ciambelli, University of Salerno & NARRANDO SRL, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy.
  • Jan-Hendrik Ernst, Maxwell Technologies, Munich, Germany.
  • Paolo Mattavelli, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
  • Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
  • Luigi Pellegrino, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Milan, Italy.
  • Maria Sarno, University of Salerno & NARRANDO SRL, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy.
  • Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM Power Electronics, Bologna, Italy.

A special thank goes to the staff that supported the organization and the logistics:

  • Francesca Soavi, Antonio Morandi, Pier Luigi Ribani, Umberto Melaccio, University of Bologna.
  • Helen Durzi, Miguel Pretelli, OCEM Power Electronics.
  • Stefano Panella, Sapienza University of Rome.

Poster Session and Best Poster Awards

The speakers for oral presentations were invited directly by the Scientific Committee.

A Poster Session for students was organized in parallel with the other Workshop Sessions and breaks. Each student (undergraduate, Master or PhD) presented his/her activities related to the Workshop topics.

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And the winner is ...

The Scientific Commitee assigned the following two Best Student Poster Awards to the best posters having a student as first author and presented by a student. Each Award included a grant of 200 € for the student.

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"Water in Salt electrolyte for Green SuperCapacitor"
by M. S. El Halimi, F. Poli, A. Olivieri, N. Mancuso, A. Brilloni, M. Mashkour, F. Soavi

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"An ambipolar conducting polymer as an electrode material for the inherently asymmetric supercapacitor"
by K. Lepicka, R. Rybakiewicz, P. Pieta, W. Kutnera

Program and presentations

Workshop speakers were selected and invited by the Scientific Committee.

Please, consider that some contents were confidential or not yet published. Therefore, some presentations are not available for download or were adapted for distribution on the web.

Title Speaker
Greetings and workshop introduction Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA
Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna & ISE
Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna
Paolo Ciambelli, NARRANDO & AIDIC
Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM Power Electronics
Tao Wu, SPSCAP
Monica Trueba, NG Labtec
Anna Bruno, ATME
Clement Caironi, Bio-Logic Science Instruments
First Session: Electrochemistry and Materials Chair: Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM
Bio-inspired materials for green supercapacitors Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna, Italy
Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid supercapacitors Alberto Ansaldo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Towards industrialization of a new supercap generation Giancarlo Abbate, University of Naples Federico II & CapTop, Italy
Towards industrialization of a new supercap generation (scientific research) Massimo Melchiorre, CapTop, Italy
Stable high-power density aqueous asymmetric supercapacitor using NiCo2O4 and superactivated carbon Roman Mysyk, CIC Energigune, Spain
Capacitive deionization and energy storage Paolo Ciambelli, University of Salerno & NARRANDO, Italy
The ENEA Battery Value Chain Margherita Moreno, ENEA, Italy
Second Session: Exploring the Ragone Plot Chair: Davide Lauria, University of Naples Federico II
Theory and applications of Ragone plots Thomas Christen, ABB Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland
Grid stabilization and power quality with rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DUPS-RUPS) Anna Bruno, ATME, Italy, & HITEC Power Protection, The Netherlands
The application of supercapacitors for power grid inertia monitoring Edward Slack, Reactive Technologies, United Kingdom
Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Ultracapacitors for industrial processes and grid services (UGS) Pietro Bruno, ATME, Italy & FREQCON, Germany
Third Session: Battery Technologies and Systems Chair: Pier Paolo Prosini, ENEA
Technical connection rules for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS): the Italian case Davide Falabretti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Battery second life application: how to enable it? Luigi Pellegrino, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy
The role of supercapacitors in extending the lifetime of lead acid batteries: case study on an isolated hybrid microgrid Norma Anglani, University of Pavia, Italy
Advanced electrodes for high performance ultracapacitors and batteries Nicolo' Brambilla, Nanoramic Laboratories, USA
Fourth Session: State-of-the-Art Supercapacitors Chair: Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna
A new approach for ultracapacitor-battery hybrid energy storage solutions Egert Valmra, Skeleton Technologies, Estonia
State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology Marco Ranalli, CAP-XX, Australia
Supercapacitor applications on the scale of Economics Akos Labady, Eaton, USA
State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology Tao Wu, SPSCAP, Germany/China
Fifth Session: Electric Vehicles, Smart Grids, Pulsed Loads Chair: Simone Minucci, University of Tuscia
Laboratory research activities on advanced energy storage systems for electric mobility Clemente Capasso, CNR Istituto Motori, Italy
Application of supercapacitors in the powering of hyperloop transportations Marcos Lafoz, CIEMAT, Spain
Experimental test of Flash Charghing Technology for electric public transport Fernando Ortenzi, ENEA, Italy
The return on investment from energy storage in grids with high presence of renewable sources Antonio Zingales, SAET, Italy
Test and modeling of commercial supercapacitors for pulsed power supplies Filippo Gherdovich, OCEM Power Electronics, Italy
Sixth Session: Innovative Instruments and Devices Chair: Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna
Advanced instruments for electrochemistry and energy storage devices Clement Caironi, Bio-Logic Science Instruments, France
Single chip embedded Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and on-line safety monitoring Mattia Cicalini, Sensichips, Italy
A green energy storage technology beyond lithium-ion batteries Francesca De Giorgio, University of Bologna & BETTERY, Italy
Kilowatt's Sirius energy storage: a safe and effective alternative to chemical batteries Andrea Botrini, Uflex, Italy, & Kilowatt Labs, USA
Ultra-fast carbon electrodes made of functionalized vertically-aligned nanotubes and their applications to supercapacitors Pascal Boulanger, NAWATechnologies, France
Extremely high power supercapacitors Peter Schaufl, Macrocaps, Denmark
Presentation of Workshop 2020
Video presentation of University of Tuscia in Viterbo Simone Minucci, University of Tuscia, Italy
Poster Session
Water in Salt electrolyte for Green SuperCapacitor M. S. El Halimi, F. Poli, A. Olivieri, N. Mancuso, A. Brilloni, M. Mashkour, F. Soavi
Model-Based Design of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Analysis of Innovative Energy Storage Technologies A. Franceschi, N. Cavina, R, Parenti
Water-in-salt electrolyte: performances of Cu, Ti and steel current collectors W. Giurlani, E. Crestini, M. Passaponti, F. Soavi, M. Innocenti
Challenges in machine learning applications for battery state of health estimate A. Guarino, G. Spagnuolo, W. Zamboni
In situ electrode potential function estimation for lithium-ion batteries S. Kondratiev, A. Kuznietsov
An ambipolar conducting polymer as an electrode material for the inherently asymmetric supercapacitor K. Lepicka, R. Rybakiewicz, P. Pieta, W. Kutnera
Supercapacitors-based Power Supply for ASDEX Upgrade Tokamak A. Magnanimo, M. Teschke, G. Griepentrog
High electrochemical stability of meso-Ni-salen based conducting polymer manifested by potential-driven reversible changes in viscoelastic and nanomechanical properties M. Majewska, K. Lepicka, R. Nowakowski, W. Kutnera, P. Pieta
Cheap and simple fabrication of membrane electrode assembly based on bacterial cellulose for microbial fuel cells M. Mashkour, F. Poli, M. Rahimnejad, M. Mashkour, C. Santoro, F. Soavi
PANI/Au/Fe3O4 Nanocomposite Materials for High Performance Electrochemical Capacitors I. Ragazzini, B. Ballarin, E. Boanini, M. C. Cassani, L. Montalto, P. Mengucci, D. Nanni, C. Parise, D. Rinaldi, N. Sangiorgi, A. Sanson
On-board state of health estimation of Li-Ion batteries using incremental capacity analysis with principal component analysis F. Tanenkeu, A. Kuznietsov
Flexible and high temperature supercapacitor based on laser-induced graphene electrodes and ionic liquid electrolyte P. Zaccagnini, D. Di Giovanni, A. Scalia, S. Passerini, A. Varzi, C. F. Pirri, E. Tresso, A. Lamberti

Workshop pictures

Pictures taken during the Workshop.

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