International Workshop on
Supercapacitors and Energy Storage 2018
"New roots for new plants"
Date and location
The Workshop was held in Salerno, Italy, on 31 May and 1 June 2018.
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 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 tagline for this edition "New roots for new plants" is a word play to stress that the roots of electrochemistry can lead to new applications and new performances. The path from the roots to the large power plants is followed in the workshop program.
Workshop speakers were selected by the Scientific Committee. Workshop participation was free with mandatory registration.
Sponsors' and speakers' institutions.
Program and presentations
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.
|Greetings and workshop introduction
|Paolo Ciambelli, University of Salerno & NARRANDO SRL, Italy
Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA Frascati, Italy
|Session 1: Workshop Background
|Chair: Pier Paolo Prosini, ENEA Casaccia, Italy
|Survey of energy storage applications and potential market
|Damiano Cavallaro, Energy & Strategy Group, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
|Supercapacitors: key systems for energy sustainability
|Francesca Soavi, University of Bologna, Italy
|Review on supercapacitors: matching materials and electrolytes for high-rate energy delivery
|Roman Mysyk, CIC Energigune, Spain
|New graphene based electrode for supercapacitor applications
|Maria Sarno, University of Salerno & NARRANDO, Italy
|ENEA's test facilities and activities on batteries and supercapacitors
|Francesco Vellucci, ENEA Casaccia, Italy
|Session 2: Advanced Electrochemistry for Energy Storage
|Chair: Maria Federica De Riccardis, ENEA Brindisi, Italy
|Towards industrialization of a new supercap generation
|Giancarlo Abbate, University of Naples Federico II & CapTop, Italy
|Lightweight flexible CNT supercapacitors for hybrid systems and morphing materials
|Giulia Lanzara, Roma Tre University, Italy
|Graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid supercapacitors
|Alberto Ansaldo, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
|Hybrid materials as cathode and carbon based materials as anode for asymmetric supercapacitor applications
|Ncholu Manyala, University of Pretoria, South Africa
|BETTERY: an Italian startup for the design of novel redox flow batteries
|Francesca De Giorgio, University of Bologna & BETTERY, Italy
|Molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics study on/of ions conductivity of polyelectrolytes
|Javier Luque Di Salvo, University of Palermo, Italy
|Session 3: State of the Art of Commercial Supercapacitors
|Chair: Paolo Ciambelli, University of Salerno, Italy
|State of the art and future trends of supercapacitor technology
|Jan Ernst, Maxwell Technologies & Nesscap Energy, USA & South Korea
|State of the art and comparative test results of the current state-of-the art supercapacitors
|Egert Valmra, Skeleton Technologies, Estonia
|Supercapacitors for high temperatures and harsh environments
|Fabrizio Martini, FastCap Systems, USA
|Manufacturing and functionalization of VACNTs as electrodes for supercapacitors and advanced lithium batteries
|Pascal Boulanger, NAWATechnologies, France
|Lithium-ion capacitor (LIC) modules to combine energy and power performances
|Massimo Miotti, EAS, Italy
|Session 4: Power Applications
|Chair: Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA Frascati, Italy
|Compact power supplies with integrated energy storage and recovery capabilities
|Sandro Tenconi, OCEM Power Electronics, Italy
|Keep the evaluation of a battery state of charge updated
|Luigi Pellegrino, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy
|Supercapacitor-assisted starting and peak load shaving in heavy-duty vehicles
|Alon Kuperman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
|Laboratory research on the application of supercapacitor-based storage systems for electric mobility
|Clemente Capasso, CNR Istituto Motori, Italy
|Technical and economical evaluation of hybrid flash-charging stations for electric public transport
|Fernando Ortenzi, ENEA Casaccia, Italy
|Session 5: Smart Grids and Renewable Sources
|Chair: Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM Power Electronics, Italy
|Energy storage projects for smart distribution grids
|Laura Pimpinella, Enel Distribuzione, Italy
|Supercapacitors as backup for industrial production processes
|Gregor Scheppelmann, FREQCON, Germany
|Supercapacitor application for reduction of power oscillations
|Marcos Lafoz, CIEMAT, Spain
|Battery systems for residential energy storage
|Vincenzo Ferreri, Sonnen, Germany
|Mitigation of power modulation impact in the MITICA project using supercapacitors: a feasibility study
|Mattia Dan, RFX Consortium, Italy
Pictures taken during the Workshop.
Visit to Campus of University of Salerno
Pictures taken during the vist to Campus and laboratories of University of Salerno.
Pictures taken during the social dinner on the beautiful roof terrace.