Answers for Renewable Energy

11 video presentations from E2S

With population growth and industrialization, global energy needs continue to grow as well. Economic, political, and environmental issues are largely dictated by energy needs.

The fifth international ECS Electrochemical Energy Summit (E2S) was designed to foster an exchange between leading policy makers and energy experts about society needs and technological energy solutions.

Take a look at the following presentations from the 2015 E2S given at the 228th ECS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 11-16, 2015.

Learn more about the next E2S at PRiME 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 2-7, 2016.

An Assessment of Energy Technologies and Research Opportunities

Franklin (Lynn) Orr, U.S. Under Secretary for Science & Energy Department of Energy

As the Under Secretary, Dr. Orr is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on clean energy technologies and science and energy research initiatives. As Under Secretary, he oversees DOE’s offices of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fossil Energy, Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Nuclear Energy, and Science.

A New Paradigm for Energy Storage Research

George Crabtree, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. Read more.

Artificial Photosynthesis: Progress and Prospects

Harry Atwater, Director of JCAP

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub established by the US Department of Energy in 2010 to advance research and development on systems that convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into a range of commercially useful fuels. Read more.

New Advances in Stabilizing High Efficiency Semiconductors for Use in Solar Fuels Applications

Matthew T. McDowell, Georgia Tech

The photoelectrochemical conversion of sunlight into gaseous hydrogen or liquid hydrocarbon fuels can be an efficient method for renewable energy production, but significant materials challenges hinder the fabrication of integrated devices that are both efficient and stable. Read more.

Bringing Components to Solar Fuels Prototypes

Ian D. Sharp, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

To achieve efficient and durable devices for spontaneous water splitting, it is necessary to overcome thermodynamic limitations on material stability, integrate catalysts with light absorbers, and engineer interfaces to reduce recombination loss. Read more.

The Center for Electrochemical Energy Science: An Overview

Paul Fenter, Argonne National Laboratory

The Center for Electrochemical Energy Science (CEES) seeks to develop a fundamental understanding of the lithium ion electrochemistry of oxides in lithium ion battery systems. Read more.

Surface Reaction, Solvent Inhomogeneity, and Ion Transport in Electric Double Layers

Cheng Lian and Jianzhong Wu, University of California, Riverside

Electric double layers (EDLs) are formed at the interface of a charged fluid in contact with an electrified surface or an electrode leading to drastic changes in the fluid structure and local thermodynamic properties. Read more.

A Single Material Battery

Chunsheng Wang and Fudong Han, University of Maryland

Bulk-type all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries with nonflammable inorganic solid electrolyte are being considered as the ultimate solution for safe lithium-ion batteries. Read more.

Northeast Center for Chemical Energy Storage

M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University

The design of the next generation of rechargeable batteries requires both the development of new chemistries and the fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur in these complex systems. Read more.

The Evolution of a High Capacity Electrode

YuHuang Wang, University of Maryland

Silicon can store Li+ at a capacity 10 times as high as that of graphite anodes. However, to harness this remarkable potential for electrical energy storage, one must address the multifaceted challenge of volume change inherent to high capacity electrode materials. Read more.

The Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport

David J. Wesolowski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The overarching goal of the FIRST Center, which is in its sixth year of operation, is to develop fundamental understanding and validated, predictive models of the unique nanoscale environment at fluid-solid interfaces, that will enable transformative advances in electrical energy storage and electrocatalysis. Read more.