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Together we build better StoRIES.
StoRIES is organized with a lean management structure aimed at ensuring an efficient implementation of the project. The Consortium partners, led by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, are listed below:
AIT - Center for Energy
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest non-university research institution. With its seven centres, the AIT deals with the central infrastructure topics of the future and sees itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry.
At the Center for Energy, more than 250 experts under the direction of Wolfgang Hribernik are working on the energy system of the future. The topic portfolio is based on three central systems: Public Energy Infrastructure, Industrial Energy Systems and Cities & Built Environment.
Contact person: Yannick Wimmer
CIEMAT is a public research body that focus on different technologies related to both energy and environment. It has offices in several different regions of Spain, and its activity is structured around projects which form a bridge between R&D&I and social interest goals. CIEMAT is one of the 16 core partners of STORIES Project and it participates through five Research Units. It contributes with three singular world-class infrastructures: one devoted to thermal energy storage and two focused on both validation and integration of hybrid energy storage technologies. In terms R&D activities, CIEMAT work will be focused on the development of novel materials for battery electrodes, tools for validating thermal storage media, modeling of hybrid storage systems and also methodological guidelines for sustainability assessment throughout the entire implementation process.
Contact person: Rocio Bayon
CLERENS is a leading public affairs and communications consultancy based in Brussels, specialised in advocacy, political and regulatory risk assessment, public funding, strategic communications, event management, project management and association management. CLERENS was founded in 1991 and manages EU projects focusing mainly on energy, environment, climate and mobility. Within the StoRIES Consortium, CLERENS is responsible for leading the Communication and Exploitation activities of WP5, promoting the visibility and impact of the project and disseminating project findings to a wide range of stakeholders.
Contact person: Adeola Adeoti
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Council of Research-Italy) (CNR), is a public organization. The Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies (CNR-ITAE), located in Messina and Palermo (Italy) belongs to Department Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transportation. The research activity is based on multidisciplinary knowledge, such as chemistry, physics, engineering, and is aimed at the study of the synthesis and material properties of the processes as well as the realization of prototypes and their application. In the field of Energy Storage, CNR-ITAE is particularly active in the development of secondary batteries including advanced materials, components development, prototyping, testing and LCA/LCC studies. The CNR ITAE will contribute to WP1 as WP4 leader. In WP2, CNR ITAE will participate with three experimental facilities, in Electrochemical, Chemical and Thermal storage respectively. In WP3, CNR ITAE will participate with studies of new materials, contribution with models of storage systems and electric systems, as well as control strategies for the hybridization, all of them in connection with the experimental infrastructures. It will also participate in the definition of the training activities and programmes and lead WP4.
Contact person: Marco Ferraro
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish National Research Council) (CSIC) is Spain’s largest public research institution and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organisations. It carries out research in all fields of knowledge, distributed in three global areas: Life, Society and Materia. In STORIES, the activities of CSIC will be conducted within the Superconducting Materials and large scale nanostructures (SUMAN) Department of Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), and the CSIC Platform FLOW Batt, coordinated by INCAR-CSIC. It will contribute to the development of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems for hybrid energy Storage devices for applications to Transport and Fixed systems involved in WP1 and WP2. CSIC offers Transversal Research Installations and expertise for materials development (NANOQUIM platform), measurement Systems for electrical and magnetic characterization of materials at low temperatures (Low temperatures Lab) and resources for development of Flow Batteries (FlowBat).
For further information, see: https://www.csic.es/es
Contact person: Xavier Granados
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a vibrant elite technical university founded in 1829. It is recognized for its high level of international research and its sought-after graduates. Through collaboration, staff and students reach out to the world and work across disciplines to create value, welfare, and growth by developing technologies that work in a globalized world, transcending social and cultural differences.
Contact person: Poul Norby
The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) based in Brussels, Belgium, gathers over 40 members representing electric grid operators, utilities, research, academia and industry. EASE actively promotes Energy Storage in Europe and worldwide. EASE actively supports the deployment of Energy Storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system. EASE contributes to building a European platform for sharing and disseminating Energy Storage-related information and supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and reliable energy system in Europe.
Contact person: Claire Lemaire
ECCSEL ERIC is the European Research Infrastructure Consortium for CCUS. ECCSEL ERIC is a distributed, integrated research infrastructure encompassing interlinked transnational scientific facilities and national nodes. ECCSEL coordinates European development of facilities and their services to meet identified research infrastructure needs. Within the StoRIES project ECCSEL ERIC contributes to WP1, WP3, WP5 and WP6, in addition ECCSEL has a lead role in task 2.1 Transnational Access management. ECCSEL brings the facilities ZECOMIX, Biorep, Nanolab, PEC LAB into the project.
Contact person: Volker Röhling
EDF is a key player in energy transition and a global leader in low-carbon energies. The EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. It’s integrated R&D division is particularly active in energy storage to support the EDF group, by testing different storage solutions and electrolysers on its smart grid and its different testing and characterisation labs, on all scales from battery packs and modules to cells right down to materials. EDF is involved as a core partner and a provider of test facilities and expertise.
Contact person: Philippe Stevens
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an association of European public research centres and universities active in low-carbon energy research. EERA pursues the mission of catalysing European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050. Bringing together more than 250 organisations from 30 countries, EERA is Europe’s largest energy research community. EERA coordinates its research activities through 18 Joint Programmes and is a key player in the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.
For further information, see https://www.eera-set.eu/
Contact person: Ivan Matejak
ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, it is a leading public Research and Technology Organization with an overall budget of c.a. € 280 million with institutional mandate to disseminate and transfer knowledge, innovation and technology to industry, institution and civil society at large. It currently employs around 2,800 people distributed in 11 research centres throughout Italy. ENEA has highly qualified personnel, advanced laboratories, experimental facilities and excellent instruments for the realisation of projects, studies, tests, assessments, analyses and training services, with particular reference to product and process innovation and the valorisation of results to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the national economic system. ENEA role will cover many aspects within the StoRIES project: data management (WP1 - task leader for FAIR Data); providing access to world level infrastructures (WP2 – 3 Research Infrastructures for TNA); developing tools for hybrid technologies (WP3 – from materials to systems); defining the roadmap (WP3); and also, activities on sustainability assessment (WP4).
Contact person: Margherita Moreno
Eni is an integrated energy company with more than 30,000 employees in 68 countries around the world. In 2021, the company launched a new strategy that will enable it to provide a variety of fully decarbonized products, combining environmental and financial sustainability. The recent merger of the renewable and retail businesses in Eni gas e luce (Plenitude from 2022), the development of bio-refineries and biomethane production, and the sale of low-carbon energy carriers and mobility services at service stations are among the main levers for taking the path towards decarbonization.
Eni aspires to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, supporting a just energy transition that meets the challenge of climate change with concrete and economically sustainable solutions by promoting efficient and sustainable access to energy resources, for all.
Contact person: Chiara Busto
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association – is a higher education and research organisation with about 9.300 employees, 24.300 students, and a total annual budget of about 880 million Euro. It bundles the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany and is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on, amongst others, energy technology.
Contact person: Stefano Passerini
Forschungszentrum Juelich is a large-scale national research facility in the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The research is focused on three major areas in which it is best placed to make a valuable contribution on the basis of the scientific expertise and high-performance infrastructures: information, energy, and bioeconomy. Juelich contributes to the StoRIES Consortium with 3 RI’s: XR [mixed reality] facility; enhanced-throughput combinatorial material synthesis and analysis facility (CMAF); Laboratory for Catalyst Characterisation (LCC). In addition, Juelich has the lead of task 3.1 (material for devices) in WP3 and takes part in WP1, WP4, WP5 and WP6.
Contact person: Stefan Baumann
SINTEF - Energy Research
SINTEF Energy Research is an institute for applied research dedicated to creating innovative and sustainable energy solutions. SINTEF Energy Research is part of the SINTEF Group, which is an independent, not-for-profit organization where proceeds are invested in scientific equipment, skills and expertise. SINTEF Energy Research has access to more than 12,000 m2 of laboratories, including the Fluid Lab and the Smartgrid Lab that are part of the StoRIES project. SINTEF Energy Research is heading WP3 in StoRIES, where we will lead the work on developing a roadmap and strategic research agenda for creating innovative and competitive hybrid solutions for energy storage.
Contact person: Roberto Scipioni
SINTEF AS, represented by its institute SINTEF Industry, is an internationally recognized research organization with extensive experience in energy storage, in-depth competence on battery chemistry, cell production, and applications such as mobility and grid integration. Active in the EU arena within energy storage and in the European Battery community, SINTEF plays a significant role in Batteries Europe ETIP and is a member of the European Battery Alliance.
SINTEF AS will contribute to StoRIES providing the BATT-Lab (a facility for electrochemical characterization and testing of Li-ion batteries) and supporting the development of the Roadmap/SRIA on hybrid storage technologies and materials development.
Contact person: Francis Kinyanjui
University of Perugia (UNIPG) is a public higher education institution founded in 1308. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The European Commission recently awarded UNIPG the prestigious ECTS label for excellence in the application of the European Credit Transfer System in all of its degree programs.
Research, education and consulting activities are organised in 14 Departments, with about 25,000 students, 1,100 professors and researchers and 1,100 staff members. Relevant are the interest and efforts focused on the renewable energy storage field and the clean energy transition. Within the StoRIES project, UNIPG is involved in WP3, mainly in the definition of a specific “Training Programme for University Master’s students”.
Contact person: Linda Barelli