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Energy storage

Energy storage

  • Korea Institute of Materials Science

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    As a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea, the mission of Korea Institute of Materials and Science KIMS is to comprehensively facilitate R&D, test, evaluate and provide technical support in order to promote innovative technology and industrial development. Important research achievements related to climate technology include Plasma-Treated Albaca fiber reinforced composites for industrial application.

  • Eco-Tech Ceram

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Eco-Tech Ceram (ETC) is a European Small Enterprise focused on the industrial energy efficiency market.  EcoStock, using refractory ceramic made from waste. This solution contributes to two of the European 2020 objectives: 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% reduction in primary energy use, by recovering and reusing their waste heat
     

  • Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    Energy storage provides a variety of socio-economic benefits and environmental protection benefits. Energy storage can be performed in a variety of ways. Examples are: pumped hydro storage, superconducting magnetic energy storage and capacitors can be used to store energy. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages. One essential differentiating characteristic of the different technologies is the amount of energy the technology can store and another is how fast this energy can be released. This technology description focuses on Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES).

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Aligned Carbon Nanofiber/Nanotube Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Problem: Li-ion batteries have low gravimetric capacities (typically 1000-4000 mAh/gcarbon)-Tortuous pore structure limit the accessibility of electrolyte to available carbon surface area and can choke off electrolyte transport pathways during discharge-Require the addition of polymeric insulating binder material to improve mechanical integrity of electrodes and ensure good electrical connection between particles. Technology: This invention proposes the synthesis of MWCNT electrodes for Lithium-Air batteries.

  • Transition metal hydroxy-anion electrode materials for lithium-ion battery cathodes

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    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Background: The lithium battery industry is undergoing rapid expansion now representing the largest segment of the portable battery industry and dominating the computer cell phone and camera power source industry. High capacity and high rate lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with low cost and improved safety characteristics constitute a major requirement for electric vehicles portable electronics and other energy storage applications.

  • Very Low Cost Wireless Galvanostat With Nanoamp Resolution

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Background: Testing and characterization of electrochemical energy cells such as microbatteries is critical in the development of battery-powered microelectronics. Discharge and cycle testing of microbatteries may require days or weeks of continuous monitoring and often must be conducted in a closed environment such as a glovebox. Galvanostatic studies are at present the preferred method for characterizing the performance of energy cells but characterization of microbattery performance requires galvanostats with microamp or better resolution.