Energy Mining in the 21st Century First Severo Ochoa Workshop on Energy Storage and Harvesting

Energy Storage and HarvestingThe “Energy Mining in the 21st Century” event is the first of two Severo Ochoa Workshops on Energy Storage and Harvesting, organized by the ICN2 within the framework of the 2018-2021 Excelencia Severo Ochoa Programme. This exclusive gathering aims at facilitating the dialogue and the establishment of new international collaborations between research groups working on clean energy technologies based on nanomaterial and nanodevices.

When: Friday 12 July 2019
Where: Mirador Room at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/VDHExJp44GwLJXKK8

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The topics covered in this multidisciplinary event will include the latest advances in:

  • Harvesting: In our everyday life, we are surrounded by various sources of clean and sustainable energy from ambient vibration and body movement all the way to the Sun. This energy normally goes wasted since we are not able to harvest it. In the last decades, an increasing effort has been put in developing technologies to take advantage of these sources and nanotechnologies are currently being explored for these applications.
  • Storage: A roadblock to an extended employment of energy harvesting technologies is the difficulty of storing such energy. In most cases, it has to be spent at the same time as it is generated. Thus, energy storage methodologies need be engineered to separate the usage phase from the production one.
  • Triboelectrics and other innovative approaches. What are the possible game changers in energy production? On the other hand, integrating energy harvesting and its storing (harvestorage?) in the same device is another crucial challenge for the sake of compactness and portability.

The topics that will be covered and discussed include photovoltaic and thermoelectric technologies, supercapacitors, piezo- and triboelectric nanogenerators.

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Thanks to the participation of recognized researchers from various European institutes and the ICN2, the discussion will offer an updated overview of the energy harvesting and storage challenges. Representatives of selected local companies operating in the field will also take part in the event to contribute the industrial point of view in vision of future technology transfer collaborations.

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a space for creation, research, exhibition and debate on contemporary culture where visual arts, literature, philosophy, film, music, transmedia activity and the performing arts are interconnected in an interdisciplinary programme. Located in the centre of Barcelona, it offers a perfect location for the event both physically and conceptually.

The Mirador occupies the fifth floor of the CCCB. Through the glass façade, visitors can contemplate Barcelona from an unusual perspective: the sea, the Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella, Montjuïc, Tibidabo and the tower at Collserola.

An exceptional exhibit about Quantum Physics is the main project displayed at the CCCB during the celebration of the event. The ICN2 is among the collaborating institutions curating content and participating in the outreach activities organized around this engaging proposal. Do not hesitate to take the opportunity to visit it during your stay in Barcelona.

Haven’t you been invited yet? Please share your contact details and a short statement about what you would like to bring to the discussion.

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