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Expertengespräch Power-to-Gas
January 12, 2017: Raperswil, Switzerland
The IET Institut für Energietechnik invites to the "Expertengespräch Power-to-Gas". This event takes place every year, providing an overview on the state of the art situation around Power-to-Gas plants and offers networking opportunities for experts in the field.
Further information on the past events are available from the web or the upcoming event from the flyer.

 

The Swiss Competence Center for Heat and Electricity Storage

Welcome to the SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage


The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) “Heat and Electricity Storage” (HaE) is one of eight centers, which have been established in the research fields of mobility (SCCER Mobility), efficiency (SCCER FEEB+D, SCCER EIP), power supply (SCCER SoE), grids (SCCER Furies), biomass (SCCER Biosweet), as well as economy and environment (SCCER CREST) in light of the Swiss Government’s Energy Strategy 2050. The implementation of the SCCERs is supervised by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI).

The declared aim of this energy strategy is the transition from nuclear power to a power supply system based on renewable sources to meet the CO2 emission targets. An important factor is to expand and strengthen the knowledge in the energy field through the increase of personnel resources, e.g., scientists, engineers, technicians alongside with technology development.

The centers are organized as virtual consortia of industrial and academic institutions (cantonal universities, federal universities, federal research centers and universities of applied science) distributed all across Switzerland with the intention to maximize the outcome by combining the strongest competencies in each area of expertise. To maintain a long-lasting effect on the Swiss power supply system, the competence centers will receive financial support until 2016 with a perspective of a second period until 2020.

Within the framework of these seven SCCER, the SCCER on Heat and Electricity Storage is dedicated to active research on:
Thermal Energy Storage
with a focus on buildings and processes by exploring advanced adiabatic compressed air storage (AA-CAES), pumped heat electric storage (PHES), high-temperature process heat.
Advanced Battery and Battery Materials
with focus on Li- and Na-type batteries. In terms of energy density, cost and the high explorative area of beyond Li-ion technologies.
Hydrogen Production and Storage
by exploring emerging technologies in the field including redox flow batteries, radically lower cost catalysts, and high energy density liquid storage routes.
Technology Interaction of Storage Systems
explores the storage technology in a wider context to make the SCCER more powerful. Questions of technology interaction is part of the research, covering a wide range of aspects from socio-economical aspects to system integration and modeling.
The development of advanced catalysts for CO2 reduction
(catalytic and electrocatalytic) aiming at an efficiency of >30% and with a selectivity of >60% for syngas/hydro-carbons is planned.

If you want to learn more about us, or if you are interest in a collaboration within our activity area, we look forward to your email (info(at)sccer-hae.ch) or call. A brochure of the SCCER Heat and Electrictiy Storage can be donwloaded here in German or English .

News

Our Annual Report 2015 is available now.
It can be obtained in resolution for print and for reading in the web.
A printed version is available also upon request.
Heat Storage Development for the NRP 70project "Electricity storage via adiabatic air compression". Watch the Video shown at the 10thSwiss Energy Research Conference 14–15 April 2016, KKL Lucerne!

Events

Expertengespräch Power-to-Gas
January 12, 2017: Raperswil, Switzerland
The IET Institut für Energietechnik invites to the "Expertengespräch Power-to-Gas". This event takes place every year, providing an overview on the state of the art situation around Power-to-Gas plants and offers networking opportunities for experts in the field.
Further information on the past events are available from the web or the upcoming event from the flyer.

4th Swiss Symposium Thermal Energy Storage
January 20, 2017: Horw, Switzerland
The «4th Swiss Symposium Thermal Energy Storage» is aimed at researchers and representatives from the industrial, energy and building technology sectors. Together we will discuss the potential and advancements of thermal energy storage in Switzerland and Europe. The symposium is part of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) Storage of Electricity and Heat.

novatlantis Bauforum Lucerne 2017 Current Perspectives and Regional Best Practice Examples
January 26, 2017: Lucerne, Switzerland
The novatlantis Bauforum Lucerne questions how sustainable our way of building construction is and shows some of the latest best practice examples from the region of Lucerne. Experts in the field, both from academia and private companies introduce advanced solutions based on current projects. Besides technical and economic aspects, social components of sustainable construction will be highlighted and discussed. Topical focal points are sustainable projects in the area of tourism, wood as construction material for buildings as well as sustainable energy solutions for (residential) areas. Key note speaker of the event is Prof. Dr. Holger Wallbaum from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg- Sweden, who presents an international perspective on sustainable building efforts. A poster exhibition showing innovative concepts and solutions from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) completes the novatlantis Bauforum Lucerne 2017. Please note that the event language is German. Further information is available on the website or the flyer (in German).