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CAPSETA2: Tailored semiconductor nanocrystals for supercapacitors

Research project corresponding to the call 2011 and reference: ENE2011-22556, within of the Subprogram of fundamental not-oriented research of the National Plan of Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011.

The current tendency to drastically decrease the use of fossil fuels would be fastened by a greater implementation of renewable energies, which require the development of more efficient energy storage systems. One of the most promising options are supercapacitors, which can accumulate and deliver high power densities, thus providing a reliable way to compensate peaks of energy demand.

The main goal of this proposal is to develop supercapacitors based on nanostructured functional materials which can increase the energy density of current supercapacitors and may thus be useful in both stationary applications, for example electric grids with an important part of distributed generation systems, as well as in transport applications, mainly hybrid electric vehicles, in both cases being part of the energy storage system.

Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute (Coordinator); SAFT Batteries, S.L.; EINSA
Funding Institution/Program: Ministry of Science and Innovation/Subprogram of fundamental not-oriented research 
Period: January 2012-December 2014
Principal researcher: Raúl Díaz

Ministerio Ciencia Innovacion