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    updated on June 2, 2024

WS.IX - Technologies for energy transition

updated on July 6, 2024

 

WS.IX

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY TRANSITION

September 11 - 12 - 13

Co-organized with:
ENEA pulito

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Nicola LISI, ENEA
Vera LA FERRARA, ENEA
Massimo CELINO, ENEA
Margherita MORENO, ENEA
Raffaele LIBERATORE, ENEA
Martina CALIANO, ENEA

 

 
September 11
09:00 - 10:30
New frontiers on thermal energy storage part. I
WS.IX.1 - TT.I.G
Chair: Raffaele LIBERATORE, ENEA
The increase in the use of non-programmable renewable sources requires tools that ensure continuous supply without impacting the environment or the use of strategic materials. Introducing a thermal storage system with high energy density or high capacity, with good performance in terms of temperatures and reversibility, could significantly reduce the consumption of fossil energy, not only in the civil sector but also in the industrial sector and the production of electricity. The requests for technological development include the search for new materials, such as thermochemical or nanostructured phase change materials, the development of processes to minimize thermal losses, the validation of new applications that exploit large basins such as underground aquifers or other thermal sources such as geothermal resources, as well as the development of advanced controls to align energy demand with production capabilities. In addition to low-temperature and residential application systems, particular concrete materials with nano-enhanced micro-encapsulated and nanostructured electro-dissipative phase change materials for power-to-heat applications will be covered here. In addition, the development of numerical models for the study of advanced solutions of cascade thermal storage systems for industrial plants, studies on medium-temperature thermochemical materials and high-temperature fluidized beds will be analyzed.
WS.IX.1.1
TT.I.G.1
Raffaele LIBERATORE
ENEA
Introduction on PTR22_24 Project 1.2 concerning Thermal Energy Storage
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.1.2
TT.I.G.2
Roberto PETRUCCI
University of Perugia
Nano-enhanced micro-encapsulated phase change materials in high-performance concrete for thermal energy storage
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.1.3
TT.I.G.3
Franco DOMINICI
University of Perugia
Nanostructured electro-dissipative concretes for power to heat applications in thermoelectric energy storage
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.1.4
TT.I.G.4
Francesco FORNARELLI
University of Foggia
Development of a numerical simplified model for the study of advanced cascade thermal energy storage system solutions for CSP/CST plant
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.1.5
TT.I.G.5
Alessandra ADROVER
Sapienza University of Rome
CFD analysis on the thermo-physical characterization of a PCM storage medium
!NEUTRO  
 
11:30 - 13:00
New frontiers on thermal energy storage part. II
WS.IX.2 - TT.II.G
Chair: Raffaele LIBERATORE, ENEA
The increase in the use of non-programmable renewable sources requires tools that ensure continuous supply without impacting the environment or the use of strategic materials. Introducing a thermal storage system with high energy density or high capacity, with good performance in terms of temperatures and reversibility, could significantly reduce the consumption of fossil energy, not only in the civil sector but also in the industrial sector and the production of electricity. The requests for technological development include the search for new materials, such as thermochemical or nanostructured phase change materials, the development of processes to minimize thermal losses, the validation of new applications that exploit large basins such as underground aquifers or other thermal sources such as geothermal resources, as well as the development of advanced controls to align energy demand with production capabilities. In addition to low-temperature and residential application systems, particular concrete materials with nano-enhanced micro-encapsulated and nanostructured electro-dissipative phase change materials for power-to-heat applications will be covered here. In addition, the development of numerical models for the study of advanced solutions of cascade thermal storage systems for industrial plants, studies on medium-temperature thermochemical materials and high-temperature fluidized beds will be analyzed.
WS.IX.2.1
TT.II.G.1
Maria Anna MURMURA
Sapienza University of Rome
Analysis of a high-temperature thermochemical storage process in fluidized bed reactors
!DONNA  
WS.IX.2.2
TT.II.G.2
Matteo BATTAGLIA
University of Tor Vergata
Chemical and morphological stability of thermochemical systems optimized for use in fluidized beds
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.2.3
TT.II.G.3
Ambra GIOVANNELLI
Roma Tre University
Preliminary turbomachinery design of a power cycle integrated with a cold storage system
!DONNA  
WS.IX.2.4
TT.II.G.4
Speaker to be defined
TES based on zeolite
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.2.5
TT.II.G.5
Speaker to be defined
Analysis of large TES systems
!NEUTRO  
 
14:00 - 15:30
Materials and Approaches for Solar-Driven water splitting for Hydrogen Production: Perovskites and New Organic Compounds
WS.IX.3 - TT.III.G
Chair: Vera LA FERRARA, ENEA
Advancements in sustainable energy technologies have boosted research on hydrogen production through water electrolysis, which is a promising technique for storing solar energy in chemical bonds. Currently, hydrogen production via water splitting is primarily conducted using two methods: the indirect PV-EC method, which utilizes electricity generated from photovoltaic (PV) plants to power electrochemical (EC) reactions that generate hydrogen, and the direct method, which uses photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting to directly convert solar energy into hydrogen and oxygen without the need for an external power supply. This direct transformation offers a viable alternative to PV-EC devices, as it integrates light absorption and photocatalysis into a single device, the photoelectrode. Current research is focused on semiconductor oxides, such as TiO2, Fe2O3, WO3, and BiVO4, with the aim of improving their efficiency through doping and morphology control. These materials often exhibit non-ideal charge-transport properties and misaligned bandgaps, which hinder optimal solar light absorption and conversion. In this context, new organic materials and hybrid materials, such as metal halide perovskite, are emerging as promising candidates for photoelectrodes. Perovskites, on the other hand, have exceptional optoelectronic properties, including high light absorption capacity, efficient charge carrier mobility, and tunable energy bandgaps. The integration of perovskites with catalyst materials aims to enhance the synergy between light absorption and catalytic activity, thereby increasing the water-splitting efficiency. An alternative to hydrogen production through photoelectrolysis is photocatalytic water splitting, which directly uses sunlight, water, and a photocatalyst. In this section, we will explore the significant challenges of photoelectrolysis and photocatalysis for hydrogen production and discuss strategies and integration with emerging materials, such as perovskites and other organic/inorganic materials, aiming to further enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the process.
WS.IX.3.1
TT.III.G.1
Vera LA FERRARA
ENEA
Introduction
!DONNA  
WS.IX.3.2
TT.III.G.2
Lorenzo ZANI - CV
CNR-ICCOM
Development of New Organic Compounds for Dye-Sensitized Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.3.3
TT.III.G.3
Lorenzo MALAVASI
University of Pavia
Metal halide perovskites and perovskite derivatives for photocatalytic solar fuel production: from design to application
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.3.4
TT.III.G.4
Silvia COLELLA - CV
CNR-NANOTEC
Tailoring the perovskite interface for photocatalytic applications
!DONNA  
WS.IX.3.5
TT.III.G.5
Jessica BARICHELLO
ISM-CNR
Encapsulation and Stability of Perovskite solar cells for Underwater applications
!DONNA  
 
16:00 - 17:30
Exploring hybrid storage solutions for mobility applications
WS.IX.4 - TT.IV.G
Chair: Margherita MORENO, ENEA
In a scenario that is increasingly moving towards a world free from the excessive use of fossil fuels, it is important to consider how hybrid storage solutions can make it possible to broaden the penetration of low-emission vehicles even in those portions of the market that are inaccessible for a single technology. In this session, after a brief overview, various applications and solutions will be presented by researchers, companies and stakeholders, as well as the results of some projects that aim to develop hybrid storage technologies for mobility applications.
WS.IX.4.1
TT.IV.G.1
Margherita MORENO
ENEA
Hybrid energy storage for mobility
!DONNA  
WS.IX.4.2
TT.IV.G.2
Salvatore VASTA
CNR-ITAEE
Introduction
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.4.3
TT.IV.G.3
Adolfo PALOMBO
University of Naples
Storage su navi da crociera / progetto ATOL
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.4.4
TT.IV.G.4
Giovanni ESPOSITO
Innovator director @ ArgoTractors
Off-road machinery: hybrid tractors
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.4.5
TT.IV.G.5
Yolanda LECHON
CIEMAT
Techno-economic consideration on hybrid storage mobile application
!DONNA  
 
September 12
09:00 - 10:30
Automation and high throughput research part. I
WS.IX.5 - TT.V.G
Chairs: Massimo CELINO & Francesco BUONOCORE, ENEA
The General Assembly of the Italian Energy Materials Acceleration Platform (IEMAP) project will be held at Nanoinnovation 2024, which will be an opportunity to present the results obtained in the project's third year. IEMAP, thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security that supports Italian participation in the Mission Innovation international cooperation initiative, intends to build an advanced digital laboratory that harnesses the power of supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence tools and Big Data to accelerate the design of materials for energy applications in the energy storage and renewable energy sectors. The infrastructure will be able to collect, store, and process a significant amount of experimental and computational data from various Italian research laboratories in the field of materials for energy. During the meeting, ENEA, CNR, RSE and IIT will discuss the state of the art of energy technologies, the development of new solutions and future prospects.
WS.IX.5.1
TT.V.G.1
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.5.2
TT.V.G.2
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.5.3
TT.V.G.3
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.5.4
TT.V.G.4
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.5.5
TT.V.G.5
to be defined !NEUTRO  
 
11:30 - 13:00
Automation and high throughput research part. II
WS.IX.6 - TT.VI.G
Chairs: Massimo CELINO & Francesco BUONOCORE, ENEA
The General Assembly of the Italian Energy Materials Acceleration Platform (IEMAP) project will be held at Nanoinnovation 2024, which will be an opportunity to present the results obtained in the project's third year. IEMAP, thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security that supports Italian participation in the Mission Innovation international cooperation initiative, intends to build an advanced digital laboratory that harnesses the power of supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence tools and Big Data to accelerate the design of materials for energy applications in the energy storage and renewable energy sectors. The infrastructure will be able to collect, store, and process a significant amount of experimental and computational data from various Italian research laboratories in the field of materials for energy. During the meeting, ENEA, CNR, RSE and IIT will discuss the state of the art of energy technologies, the development of new solutions and future prospects.
WS.IX.6.1
TT.VI.G.1
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.6.2
TT.VI.G.2
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.6.3
TT.VI.G.3
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.6.4
TT.VI.G.4
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.6.5
TT.VI.G.5
to be defined !NEUTRO  
 
14:00 - 15:30
Novel methodologies, models, and solutions for secure and cyber-resilient smart grids and multi-carrier energy systems
WS.IX.7 - TT.VII.G
Chair: Martina CALIANO, ENEA
New energy paradigms, such as smart grids and multi-carrier energy systems, are based on the integration of various resources and technologies, involving the combination of different energy carriers (electricity, gas, heat, etc.). To plan and manage such integrated multi-carrier systems, and predict their performance in terms of practicality, generation capacity, and cost-benefit analysis, it is essential to implement advanced models and new methodologies, also with the perspective of integration with the national electrical grid. The main research objectives focus mainly on achieving efficient management of the Italian electrical system, capable of meeting safety and operational quality criteria, adequacy, and resilience in evolving scenarios, ensuring a systemic approach. In this context, advanced hardware, software, communication, and remote-control systems can certainly provide valuable support to meet users energy needs while maintaining reliability, safety, and resilience of energy systems. The security of energy systems requires adequate protection of critical infrastructures against cyber-attacks. Traditional energy technologies are becoming increasingly interconnected. While this growing digitalization makes the energy system smarter and allows consumers to better benefit from innovative energy services, it also creates significant risks associated with increased exposure to cyber-attacks and cybersecurity incidents that potentially jeopardize energy supply security and consumer privacy. In this context, the session will present the latest results obtained in various Italian projects focusing on the planning, management, and security (in terms of cybersecurity) of smart grids and multi-vector energy systems.
WS.IX.7.1
TT.VII.G.1
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.7.2
TT.VII.G.2
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.7.3
TT.VII.G.3
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.7.4
TT.VII.G.4
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.7.5
TT.VII.G.5
to be defined !NEUTRO  
 
September 13
09:00 - 10:30
Electrochemical Energy Storage part. I
WS.IX.9 - TT.IX.G
Chair: Giovanni Battista APPETTECCHI, ENEA
The current energy scenario shows a continuous increase in non-programmable renewable energy sources which makes the use of different forms of energy storage essential. Among these, electrochemical storage and in particular rechargeable batteries stand out. Batteries have a key role in the energy transition and have the further advantage of being already of common use for some aspects of daily life. Batteries, therefore, do not need to prove their worth as “energy containers”, but must instead answer more complex questions such as the security of raw materials supply and value chain; they must demonstrate both their economic and environmental sustainability in stationary and mobility applications, necessary to unlock the next stages of the green transition. Furthermore, batteries must respond to increasingly specific and demanding demands on their performance in terms of energy density and durability. This is the main purpose of the large national System Research project 1.2 "Technologies and materials for electrochemical and thermal storage" (https://www.csea.it/ricerca-di-sistema/ ) through the research for new, high-performance and sustainable materials; the development of new alternative technologies, the study of systems and possible future scenarios, as well as the use of advanced computational studies for the understanding of batteries and their functioning at both a fundamental and application level. In this seminar, the results of the almost completed three-year period 2022-2024 will be presented.
WS.IX.9.1
TT.IX.G.1
Margherita MORENO
ENEA
Introduction on PTR22_24 Project 1.2 on Electrochemical Energy Storage
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.9.2
TT.IX.G.2
Giuseppe ELIA
Polytechnic University of Turin
An Overview of Polymer-based Electrolytes with High Ionic Mobility for advanced Li-solid state battery
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.9.3
TT.IX.G.3
Arianna MASSARO
University of Naples "Federico II"
Simulazioni multiscala di interfacce eterogenee elettrodo-elettrolita in batterie di terza generazione
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.9.4
TT.IX.G.4
Giampalo LACARBONARA
University of Bologna
Nuovi elettroliti e separatori sostenibili per Li-ione
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.9.5
TT.IX.G.5
Speaker to be defined
Sapienza University of Rome
Elettroliti innovativi a base di liquidi ionici green
!NEUTRO  
 
11:30 - 13:00
Electrochemical Energy Storage part. II
WS.IX.10 - TT.X.G
Chair: Omar PEREGO, ENEA
The current energy scenario shows a continuous increase in non-programmable renewable energy sources which makes the use of different forms of energy storage essential. Among these, electrochemical storage and in particular rechargeable batteries stand out. Batteries have a key role in the energy transition and have the further advantage of being already of common use for some aspects of daily life. Batteries, therefore, do not need to prove their worth as “energy containers”, but must instead answer more complex questions such as the security of raw materials supply and value chain; they must demonstrate both their economic and environmental sustainability in stationary and mobility applications, necessary to unlock the next stages of the green transition. Furthermore, batteries must respond to increasingly specific and demanding demands on their performance in terms of energy density and durability. This is the main purpose of the large national System Research project 1.2 "Technologies and materials for electrochemical and thermal storage" (https://www.csea.it/ricerca-di-sistema/ ) through the research for new, high-performance and sustainable materials; the development of new alternative technologies, the study of systems and possible future scenarios, as well as the use of advanced computational studies for the understanding of batteries and their functioning at both a fundamental and application level. In this seminar, the results of the almost completed three-year period 2022-2024 will be presented.
WS.IX.10.1
TT.X.G.1
to be defined !NEUTRO  
WS.IX.10.2
TT.X.G.2
Speaker to be defined
ENEA
Title to be defined
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.10.3
TT.X.G.3
Speaker to be defined
Sapienza University of Rome
Materiali anodici nanostrutturati e da fonti alternative per batterie Li-ione e supercapacitori
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.10.4
TT.X.G.4
Speaker to be defined
Sapienza University of Rome
Batterie anodeless: punti di forza e sfide
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.10.5
TT.X.G.5
Carlotta FRANCIA
Polytechnic University of Turin
Gel polymer electrolytes from renewable sources for Li-Oxygen batteries applications
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.10.6
TT.X.G.6
to be defined !NEUTRO  
 
14:00 - 15:30
Electrochemical Energy Storage part. III
WS.IX.11 - TT.XI.G
Chair: Alessandra DI BLASI, ENEA
The current energy scenario shows a continuous increase in non-programmable renewable energy sources which makes the use of different forms of energy storage essential. Among these, electrochemical storage and in particular rechargeable batteries stand out. Batteries have a key role in the energy transition and have the further advantage of being already of common use for some aspects of daily life. Batteries, therefore, do not need to prove their worth as “energy containers”, but must instead answer more complex questions such as the security of raw materials supply and value chain; they must demonstrate both their economic and environmental sustainability in stationary and mobility applications, necessary to unlock the next stages of the green transition. Furthermore, batteries must respond to increasingly specific and demanding demands on their performance in terms of energy density and durability. This is the main purpose of the large national System Research project 1.2 "Technologies and materials for electrochemical and thermal storage" (https://www.csea.it/ricerca-di-sistema/ ) through the research for new, high-performance and sustainable materials; the development of new alternative technologies, the study of systems and possible future scenarios, as well as the use of advanced computational studies for the understanding of batteries and their functioning at both a fundamental and application level. In this seminar, the results of the almost completed three-year period 2022-2024 will be presented.
WS.IX.11.1
TT.XI.G.1
Omar PEREGO
ENEA
Round robin test on sodium ion innovative materials within project RdS 1.2
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.11.2
TT.XI.G.2
Domenico CORONA
University of Tor Vergata
Doped manganites as cathodes for sodium-ion batteries: a self-consistent DFT+U study
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.11.3
TT.XI.G.3
Speaker to be defined
University of Camerino
Sodium-ion: studies on Prussian-blue analogues as cathode materials
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.11.4
TT.XI.G.4
Concetta BUSACCA
CNR-ITAE
Nasicon structure materials as cathode electrode for Na-ion battery
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.11.5
TT.XI.G.5
Speaker to be defined
ENEA
Title to be defined
!NEUTRO  
 
16:00 - 17:30
Electrochemical Energy Storage part. IV
WS.IX.12 - TT.XII.G
Chair: Magherita MORENO, ENEA
The current energy scenario shows a continuous increase in non-programmable renewable energy sources which makes the use of different forms of energy storage essential. Among these, electrochemical storage and in particular rechargeable batteries stand out. Batteries have a key role in the energy transition and have the further advantage of being already of common use for some aspects of daily life. Batteries, therefore, do not need to prove their worth as “energy containers”, but must instead answer more complex questions such as the security of raw materials supply and value chain; they must demonstrate both their economic and environmental sustainability in stationary and mobility applications, necessary to unlock the next stages of the green transition. Furthermore, batteries must respond to increasingly specific and demanding demands on their performance in terms of energy density and durability. This is the main purpose of the large national System Research project 1.2 "Technologies and materials for electrochemical and thermal storage" (https://www.csea.it/ricerca-di-sistema/ ) through the research for new, high-performance and sustainable materials; the development of new alternative technologies, the study of systems and possible future scenarios, as well as the use of advanced computational studies for the understanding of batteries and their functioning at both a fundamental and application level. In this seminar, the results of the almost completed three-year period 2022-2024 will be presented.
WS.IX.12.1
TT.XII.G.1
Speaker to be defined
University of Tor Vergata
Storing electrochemical and thermal energy: a case study for efficient use of renewables
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.12.1
TT.XII.G.1
Speaker to be defined
ENEA
Title to be defined
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.12.1
TT.XII.G.1
Speaker to be defined
University of Bologna
Processi produttivi di catodi di LIB disegnati per il “direct recycling”
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.12.4
TT.XII.G.4
Speaker to be defined
ENEA
Title to be defined
!NEUTRO  
WS.IX.12.5
TT.XII.G.5
Alessandra DI BLASI
CNR
Progetto 1.2 -Ricerca di Sistema: prospettive per il futuro (TBC)
!NEUTRO  
 

 

 
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