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EPSRC Reference: EP/D031672/1
Title: SUPERGEN - The Energy Storage Consortium
Principal Investigator: Islam, Professor MS
Other Investigators:
Hall, Professor PJ Dunn, Dr RW Bruce, Professor P
Slade, Professor RCT
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Huntsman Tioxide Johnson Matthey Mast Carbon Ltd
Ricardo Group Rolls-Royce Plc Valence Technology
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Bath
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 14 February 2006 Ends: 13 October 2010 Value (£): 2,156,535
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electrochemical Science & Eng. Electromagnetics
Energy Storage Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
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CO2 emission leading to global warming is one of the most important challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The UK Government has signed the Kyoto accord requiring us to reduce CO2 emissions, and has set a target of around 20% electricity generation by renewables by 2020. Recent power outages (e.g. London, New York) have illustrated problems with network stability. What is necessary for power production are safe and reliable energy storage systems. It is also known that 30% of CO2 emissions comes from transport. As a result, a key method of transportation over the next 20-30 years will be the hybrid electric vehicle incorporating energy storage by batteries and supercapacitors.The proposed programme is centred around developing new materials to advance rechargeable lithium ion battery and supercapacitor technologies. This project is a key component of the overall Supergen programme, and offers a unique opportunity in energy storage research with its interdisciplinary nature that includes experts in materials chemistry, chemical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering.
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