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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Water in Salt electrolyte for Green SuperCapacitor"
by M. S. El Halimi, F. Poli, A. Olivieri, N. Mancuso, A. Brilloni, M. Mashkour, F. Soavi
"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.
|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
|Binder-free electrodes: a path to high energy, high power density and reliable energy storage
|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
|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
Pictures taken during the Workshop.