STOA Workshop 'The energy storage challenge: which contribution from chemical sciences?' - European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

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The aim of this workshop is to present the role of chemistry in energy storage.
The energy challenge is one the most critical issues that Europe is facing nowadays. The security of energy supply is intimately linked to the need of generating and storing energy in an environmentally appropriate and sustainable manner.
Chemistry will be a crucial actor in designing a future energy scenario built on innovative technologies and new materials that will both save energy and protect the environment.

The workshop will demonstrate the two main possibilities to store energy that require the contribution and development of the chemical sciences. Firstly physical devices, such as batteries or super-capacitors; and secondly the storage of energy (e.g. from renewable energy sources) in the chemical bonds of a compound, to release the stored energy at another time and place. It will thus highlight the opportunities for Europe to compete with America and Asia in this economically important field.
Period11 Feb 2014
Event typeOther