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Eera event 14 April 2021 - Online

Materials for Hybrid Energy Storage - Creating an Ecosystem for Innovation

EERA Joint Programme on Energy Storage invites to a webinar on

'Materials for Hybrid Energy Storage - Creating an Ecosystem for Innovation'.

In December 2019, the European Commission has presented the “European Green Deal”, a set of policy initiatives aiming at ensuring the EU becomes climate neutral by 2050.  These policy initiatives have strong implications for the energy sector, and for the energy storage sector in particular. New energy storage technologies will supply more flexibility and balance in the grid, providing a back-up to intermittent renewable energy and contribute to seasonal energy storage challenges. The challenges can be addressed by innovative hybrid energy storage materials, devices and systems that combine existing and new solutions. The EERA JP ES webinar brought together research and industry communities involved in:

  • Energy Storage,
  • Material Science (Artificial Intelligence, Materials Accelerator Platforms) and
  • Particle Accelerators

to discuss potential collaboration and the best way forward to create an active and persistent eco-system enabling innovation in Materials for Hybrid Energy Storage.

During the discussion many questions were adressed, for instance: Can the existing energy storage materials and systems already fulfil the energy storage requirements in the future? Can hybridisation of energy storage technologies be a key to low cost and sustainable energy storage? Can synchrotrons improve and support materials research? Can Material Acceleration Platforms (MAPs) supported artificial intelligence (AI) speed up energy innovations? How can the MS and EU facilitate and speed up the development and deployment of energy storage?

The webinar showed great resonance gathering closely 200 attendees that reflects the great interest on the topic of hybridization of energy storage. It also emphasised the need for collaboration and the creation of the multidisciplinary Materials for Hybrid Energy Storage Eco-System.






Magda fotoMagdalena Graczyk-Zajac obtained her PhD in Physical Chemistry on functional conducting at Burgundy University, France. 2007-2008 CEA-LITEN, Grenoble: development of new materials for Li-ion batteries. From 2008: a postdoctoral researcher and from 2012 junior group leader at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Research focus: development of polymer-derived ceramics for the application in Li-ion, Na-ion and Li-S batteries. 2020: R&D EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe, Germany. Focus: electrochemical storage solutions for stationary applications.

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Antje VollmerAntje Vollmer studied chemistry at the LMU München and obtained her doctorate in surface science from the Free University Berlin. In addition, she spent one year in Stanford USA and 3 years in Cambridge UK, before she joined BESSY. 8 years at the experimental floor preceded her current position in science administration and management at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB). Her particular focus is in supporting excellent science as well as promoting international cooperation to address global challenges and peaceful coexistence.

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suleyman er

Süleyman Er is a computational physicist/chemist and Mission Innovation Champion from the Netherlands. He is leading the Autonomous Energy Materials Discovery [AMD] Research Group at DIFFER, which develops and uses automated virtual materials discovery frameworks – powered by high-throughput physics-based classical and quantum calculations, artificial intelligence methods, and advanced data-infrastructures – to accelerate the discovery of molecules, 2D and 3D materials for energy applications.

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Nikolas Reschen is engaged in international cooperation in energy and environmental research policy at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climat Action (BMK). He currently works in the initiation of the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP), in the Positive Energy Districts (PED) Programme Coordination as well as in the Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES). Nikolas is a research scientist on secondment from the Austrian Institute of Technology. He has studied Economics and Public Policy in Berlin.

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14 Apr 2021


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Universal Coordinated Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Central European Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Myriam E. Gil Bardají