Storage Research Infrastructure Eco-System (StoRIES) Proposal for the LC-GD-9-1-2020 - European Research Infrastructures capacities and services to address European Green Deal challenges - has received approval for funding from the EU, aiming to connect facilities and researchers across the continent
The StoRIES project, developed within the framework of the EERA JP on Energy Storage and coordinated by KIT, has been granted EU funding under the scope of the European Green Deal Call launched in 2020 by the European Commission. The main technological objectives of StoRIES are linked to energy storage development by providing access to 64 world-class research infrastructures and services. The project will focus on improving materials for devices and optimising hybrid energy systems to make energy technologies more competitive and reduce costs. Moreover, StoRIES will analyse the socio-technical and environmental aspects of new developments and systems and provide training and education on these issues. The project budget is €7 million for the next four years.
In December 2019, the European Commission has presented the “European Green Deal”, a set of policy initiatives aiming at ensuring the EU becomes climate neutral by 2050. These policy initiatives have strong implications for the energy sector, and for the energy storage sector in particular. New energy storage technologies will supply more flexibility and balance in the grid, providing a back-up to intermittent renewable energy and contribute to seasonal energy storage challenges. Above all, the main challenge for energy storage devopment is economic.
To address these challenges, StoRIES project brings together a consortium of beneficiaries like ESFRI facilities, technology institutes, universities and industrial partners to jointly improve the economic performance of storage technologies. Members of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) have a long-term history of co-operating with each other and are establishing the core of this world-class European ecosystem.
The main technological objectives of StoRIES are linked to the energy storage development by providing access to world-class research infrastructures and services, with a focus on improving materials for devices and optimizing hybrid energy systems with a view to make energy technologies more competitive and reducing costs. In addition, StoRIES proposal focuses on the analysis of socio-technical and environmental aspects of new developments and systems and provides training and education on these issues.
If you wish to join the External Layer of StoRIES and support the establishment of strong and active energy storage ecosystem, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By promoting complementary expertise, interdisciplinary cooperation and a broader exchange of knowledge and technologies throughout the academic world and with industry, StoRIES will significantly improve the technological basis for energy storage applications. The existing joint energy storage roadmap of EASE and EERA will be expanded with the aim of optimizing the upgrade and networking of research infrastructures to promote short-term innovations. On top, StoRIES will establish an ecosystem with international peer partners from Research and Industry to foster open science and promote new energy technology standards.
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