Members of CENELEST are co-organising the 2020 Meeting of the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI 2020) in Sydney.
The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI) is a new international professional organization focusing on the science and technology challenges for grid scale energy and renewable energy integration.
The conference will cover three full days with a distinguished speaker, 2 plenary speakers and 42 invited speakers. The organising committee are pleased to announce that they have secured the services of the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry Prof Michael Stanley Whittingham, the Founding Father of rechargeable lithium batteries, as the distinguished speaker.
ICESI is currently the only international organization that focuses on the scientific and technological challenges for the development and deployment of scalable energy storage technologies for electric grid and emerging market applications. ICESI annual conferences have a great tradition and unique style of blending fundamental research with practical applications to provide a vibrant mix of discussions on electrochemical power conversion and energy storage.
The purpose of ICESI is to establish an international forum to connect and industry in the world to address the long term scientific and technological challenges for the development and deployment of scalable energy storage technologies for electric grid and emerging market applications, and to serve as the authority, spokesperson and advocator for supporting energy storage research. In addition, ICESI will help identify the gaps in science, markets and technologies to promote collaboration in the international community and collaborations between the research community and industry, provide realistic assessment of current and future technologies, and provide guidance for long term research and long term investment. ICESI will also recognize and promote significant scientific and technological advances, individuals and teams who have made significant contributions in the field, establish new platforms and mechanisms to integrate and utilize the best resources in the scientific community and solve major scientific and technology challenges of key technologies, and speed up the transfer of these technologies to industry.
Nicholas Gurieff gave a presentation on new concepts for alternative vanadium redox flow battery cell and stack designs. Initial studies showed that a tapered cell design provided slightly better performance than conventional rectangular cell designs. This new concept also allows the possibility for constructing toroidal stacks with potentially smaller space requirements. Jens Noack gave a presentation on current activities in the field of international standardization of redox flow batteries. This year the publication of three standards specifically developed for redox flow batteries is expected.