UKES2015

UKES2015 - UK Energy Storage Conference 2015

Bringing together the energy storage research community, inspiring future collaborations.

Elgar Concert Hall and Great Hall, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham

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Posters and talks are now available to download

About UKES2015

The Energy Storage Research Network (ESRN), the Energy SUPERSTORE and the STFC Network in Battery Science and Technology, all funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), are hosting the second UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2015), providing an inclusive platform for all researchers in Energy Storage to present their work through talks and poster sessions. In line with the ethos of the Energy SUPERSTORE, the conference endeavours to bring together researchers from academia, industry and policy and across the whole field of energy storage, inspiring collaborations for future research

Please contact Dr. Jacqueline Edge at energystorage@imperial.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Who Should Attend?

The conference is aimed at PhD students, early career, and senior researchers in Industry, Academia, Research Institutes and Government, in the UK and internationally.

Plenary Speakers


  • Andrew Haslett, Energy Technologies Institute (EIT)

    “The role of energy storage in current and emerging energy systems.”
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  • Prof. Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham

    “Thermal energy storage: from materials to system integration - a challenge across tens of orders of magnitude.”

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Keynote Speakers

Presentations

  • Prof. George Crabtree, Energy Storage at the Threshold - Download
  • Dr. Jill Cainey, Electricity Storage -are we there yet?! - Download
  • Prof. Michael Pollitt, Business Models for Energy Storage - Download
  • Amish Poonyth, Storage Value in GB: Single vs Multiple Revenue Streams - Download
  • Daniel Friedrich, Simulation framework and case study for the design and optimisation of a combined renewable electricity and heating system with battery and thermal energy storage - Download
  • Jorg Roth, The Swiss Competence Centre for Heat and Electricity Storage - Download
  • Teng Zhang, Modelling the voltage-drop mechanisms in Li-S cells - Download
  • Christos Markides, High-Efficiency Reciprocating Compressors and Expanders - Download
  • Prof. Seamus Garvey, Generation-Integrated Energy Storage - Download
  • Dr. Shane Beattie, Running a Battery Lab with Low Cost Raspberry Pi’s - Download
  • Wasim Sarwar, Electro-thermal Modelling of Supercapacitors for Automotive Applications - Download
  • Anthony Rennie, Ionic Liquid-Based Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors - Download
  • Ian Johnson, Combinatorial evaluation of doped olivine materials for Li-ion batteries - Download
  • Stephen Clegg, Utilising the Gas Network Infrastructure as a Means of Energy Storage - Download
  • John Barton, High-Temporal-Resolution Analysis of UK Power System Used to Determine the Optimal Amount and Mix of Energy Storage Technologies - Download
  • Daniel Mahon, Paul Henshall & Philip Eames, MgSO4 + Zeolite based composite thermo-chemical energy stores (TCES) integrated with vacuum flat plate solar thermal collectors (VFPC) for seasonal thermal energy storage - Download

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Imperial College London
    Nigel Brandon (Chair)

    Vladimir Yufit
    Gregory Offer
  • University of Warwick
    Paul Jennings
    Jihong Wang
  • University of Birmingham
    Yulong Ding
    Jonathan Radcliffe
  • University of Cambridge
    Clare Grey
  • Oxford University
    Patrick Grant
    Peter Bruce
  • University of Southampton
    Andrew Cruden
  • University of Bath
    Saiful Islam

Session Themes

  • Lithium and sodium batteries
  • Thermal storage
  • Flow batteries
  • Power to Gas
  • Flywheels and Supercapacitors
  • Mechanical energy storage
  • Battery management and control
  • Grid scale energy storage
  • Energy storage for transport

Laboratory tours

Delegates will be able to sign up at the UKES2015 registration desk for free tours of the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)Energy Innovation Centre or the University of Birmingham laboratories. The lab tours will start after the lunch buffet on the final day of the conference, Friday the 27th November. Delegates attending the WMG laboratory tour will be transported by coach to the University of Warwick. Places are limited for these tours, so please remember to put your name on the list when you arrive at the registration desk for UKES2015

University of Birmingham

After the UKES2015 lunch buffet on the final day of the conference, delegates who have signed up for the tours will be shown around the cryogenic and thermal energy storage facilities.

The Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage will comprise a suite of state-of-the-art laboratory spaces across the University of Birmingham led by Professor Yulong Ding. The Centre offers facilities which will take energy storage research through to grid-connected testing. It has been enabled by a £6m capital grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and industrial and institutional contributions, with the laboratories due for completion in August 2015. The tour will include:

  • Completely refurbished laboratory space in Chemical Engineering which will focus on research into thermal energy storage materials and processes, with small-scale manufacturing capability;
  • New test-cells in Mechanical Engineering for liquid air piston engine development;
  • An upgraded Smart Grid lab which will allow for the real-time simulation of energy storage technologies on local and national electricity networks;
  • New equipment in Metallurgy and Materials to provide characterisation and testing facilities for new energy storage materials.

The 350kW/3MWh cryogenic energy storage pilot plant will be sited next to the Chemical Engineering labs, with the space currently being prepared, to receive the equipment from the Highview site in Slough by March 2015.

University of Warwick: WMG Energy Innovation Centre

The WMG tours are now fully subscribed

The WMG Energy Innovation Centre comprises a battery materials pilot line, battery characterisation laboratory plus abuse testing chambers and an electric/hybrid drives test facility. Our combined facilities provide a one-stop-shop for the development of new battery chemistries from concept to fully proven traction batteries, produced in sufficient quantities for detailed industrial evaluation in target applications. Collaborators include suppliers of novel battery materials and users of rechargeable batteries in diverse industrial applications including electric vehicles and stationary energy storage systems. We maintain commercial confidentiality between our many partners and collaborators.

We are pursuing collaborative projects in the UK and across the EU including Horizon 2020. Our research activities cover the full cycle of development, characterisation and verification of battery and drive solutions.

After the UKES2015 lunch buffet on the final day of the conference, delegates who have signed up for the tours will be transported by coach to the University of Warwick. There they will be assembled into smaller tour groups and shown the following facilities:

  • Vehicle Energy Facility
    The Vehicle Energy Facility is a hybrid powertrain research facility which provides testing capabilities for testing and characterisation of hybrid powertrains, components and control systems. The facility includes; large and small dynamometers, battery simulator and cycler, emissions measurement equipment, thermal chamber with dynamometer and simulation platforms for mock-up and virtual testing.
  • Battery testing and characterisation facilities
    The battery testing and characterisation facilities enable our research team to undertake a programme of tests on commercially available batteries from cell to pack level. The tests provide critical real-world data such as performance, reliability and ageing effects to determine the right selection for a given application. The facility includes; battery cyclers, abuse testing chambers, vibration test chamber, temperature control storage chambers, hydraulic crash rig, thermal imaging cameras, electrical impedance spectroscopy and AC ripple test system.
  • Battery scale-up Laboratory
    The facilities currently contain equipment for the manufacture of lithium ion pouch cells up to A5 size. Our research team can help with electrode formulation, electrode design, cell making and testing, to produce prototype cells that are much more representative of production cells. The facility includes mixing and coating equipment, cell making equipment in a dry room and supporting analytical equipment.

Venue

UKES2015 will be held on the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham, indicated by the green 'V' on the map below - click on this symbol for a map of the campus and more information. The sessions will be held in the following two halls at the University:

Elgar Concert Hall
Bramall Music Building

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 2TT

The Great Hall
Aston Webb Building

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 2TT

Registration for the conference starts at 12:00 pm on Wednesday the 25th November, in the foyer of the Bramall Music Building. Lunch will be served from 12:00 pm in the Great Hall, in the adjoining building. The conference sessions are to be held in the Elgar Concert Hall and the Great Hall. There will be signposts to guide you between venues.

Accommodation

For on-site accommodation, please go to http://www.venuebirmingham.com/. Please note that the conference is on during term time, therefore on-site accommodation will be limited.

However, for accommodation by the University you can look at:

University of Birmingham is only two stations away from the centre of Birmingham and there are many hotels to choose from. Some suggested ones are:

Elgar Concert Hall and Great Hall, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham

Elgar Concert Hall and Great Hall, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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