The EERA JP on Energy Storage focusses is on the following sub-programmes:

  • Electrochemical Storage - Lithium Batteries, Super Capacitors (ENEA, Italy)
  • Chemical Storage - Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia (CEA, France)
  • Thermal Storage - Advanced Fluid, Phase Change Materials, Thermochemical Heat Storage (DLR, Germany)
  • Mechanical Storage - Hydro, Fly Wheels, Compressed Air (SINTEF, Norway)
  • Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage - Materials, Technology, Applications (CSIC, Spain)
  • Energy Storage Techno-Economics - MARKAL Model (University of Sheffield, UK)

Current and further activities

Due to the rather diverse research and technological requirements of the different energy storage technologies each sub programme has defined very individual work packages and mile stones. However, all sub programmes use the initial period for review of activities, state-of-the-art evaluation and defining next step requirements. Detailed road maps and research and engineering design concepts are being developed for short, medium and long term periods.

UK Representation

The UK involvement is being led by Prof. Peter Hall of Sheffield University. Please contact Prof Hall or Michael Weston for more information and to get involved.