May 5 – 6, 2015
PSI, Villigen West
Europe/Zurich timezone
Last Program update: March 13.


Paul Scherrer Institut   SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage

The large volume of electricity production capacities from fluctuating sources wind and solar installed in the recent years is the first step towards a CO2 and nuclear waste free energy future. Nevertheless, to transfrom this vision into reality, a second step, the large scale energy storage has to be taken.

In light of this context, the SCCER Storage and the Electrochemistry Laboratory at PSI invites you to two Symposia back to back.
  The SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage
2nd Symposium

The 31st PSI Electrochemistry Symposium
Electrochemical Energy Storage:
A Key for Future Energy Systems

The first day covers the range of energy storage in general, presented by experts from academia and industry with sessions on:
- Battery technology.
- Heat storage.
- Hydrogen production and storage.
- Catalytical and electrocatalytical CO2 reduction - Storage System Interaction.
Information on the past event (2014) can be found here.

The second day is dedicated to the energy storage solutions electrochemistry can offer. Besides of traditional ways of energy storage in pumped hydropower, electrochemistry offers the possibility to store energy not only in various types of batteries, but also in low molecular substances like methane, formaldehyde or others. The field of co-electrolysis  (the electrochemical synthesis of e.g. methane from water and carbondioxide) has a high potential to become a solution for the energy storage problem, and also helps to become less dependent from fossil feedstocks for organic synthesis by reducing the CO2 in (from) the atmosphere. Five experts in the fields of battery research, hydrogen electrochemistry and co-electrolysis will share and discuss their results with you.
Information on the past event (2014) can be found here.

We hope you find the program attractive and are looking forward to welcoming you on May 5 and/or on May 6, 2015, at the Paul Scherrer Institut for discussions, sharing viewpoints or simply updating your state of knowledge.

Electrochemistry Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institut and the SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage

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PSI, Villigen West