Call for Abstracts
7th of December 2021 9:00 am – 2:15 pm cet
Prospective sustainability assessment of energy storage technologies - methods and case studies
The Sub-program 6: Techno-economics and sustainability of energy storage technologies of the EERA Joint Programme Energy Storage (JP ES) offers all EERA JP ES PhD students the possibility to present and discuss their work to their peers within the extended EERA JP ES network.
Scope of the PhD Days:
The future energy grid has to be flexible enough to accommodate higher shares of variable renewable generation such as photovoltaic solar and wind generation in a secure way. Hence, the development and integration of sustainable energy storage capacity gets crucial for the clean energy transition. However, no 'silver bullet' has been identified so far, but rather a mix and hybridization of various stationary storage technologies (electrochemical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, and electrical storage) will provide this required system flexibility. In line with this, scheduling models with a sub-hourly resolution are also another source to increment the power system's flexibility through the efficient use of energy storage technologies. Their individual success depends on often hardly predictable future technical advances, actor preferences, development of competing technologies and designs, future cost efficiencies and environmental performance as well as the evolution of market demand and design. Therefore, all those aspects lead to an increasing need to prospectively identify, exploit and exhaust possibilities to design and/or select emerging or evolving technology alternatives considering all sustainability dimensions. This can be done e.g., via Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), techno-economic methods, optimization and qualitative approaches in the combination of prospective methods like scenario analyses, learning curves, extrapolation, etc.
Within this context, the present PhD days will be intended to stimulate exchange and discussions about approaches, tools, research needs and your experiences regarding the following (non-exclusive) topics:
Thus, the PhD days offer you the opportunity to present your PhD project and receive feedback from other PhD students as well as from senior scientists from the same research environment. Furthermore, the best contribution will receive an official EERA award and funding for an open access publication.
Participation / registration:
The event is open to everybody interested in the field of energy storage. Only a registration is required to attend the event as listener. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduuhpj8tHNDYkJfgwFPUPF6wzyCe7pbs
Submission process and participation conditions:
Candidates have to be PhD students working in the field of energy storage and related techno-economics or sustainability analyses (in the broader field of named topics). Furthermore, their hosting institution must be a member of EERA Joint program Energy Storage.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than the 31st of October 2021 and not include more than 300 words
Please upload you abstract here: https://forms.gle/V7pbfQp9cXNhPKEb6
Review, acceptance and award process:
It is only possible to include in total six presentations for the PhD day. All submissions will thus be evaluated by a selected scientific board consisting of Roland Hischier (EMPA), Daniel Fernandez-Muñoz (UPM), Urte Brand (DLR).
The best contribution presented at the PhD days will receive an official EERA award and funding for an open access publication. All presentations can be made available on the EERA JP ES website.
The PhD days will be carried out online in the form of a webinar.
The presentation should not take longer than 20 min + 10 min discussion.
A detailed agenda will be provided at the beginning of October