ECR Funding

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ connects and serves stakeholders across the whole energy community, advancing and championing UK energy storage research and deployment.

A major deliverable for the Supergen Network+ is its flexible funding scheme. A total of £410,000 is available over the next four years to support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) development through travel, and conference grants, feasibility studies and research projects that will enhance existing knowledge to facilitate industrial, policy or international impact.

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The development of energy storage technologies is vital to the UK’s low carbon energy networks, lowering carbon emissions to Net Zero by 2050 and addressing uncertainties supply and demand. The research challenge identified to accelerate the development and implementation of the technologies is Cost Effective and Resource Efficient Large Scale Energy Storage.

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded a total of £95,764 in funding to 3 research projects.  This follows a competitive round of Flexible Funding applications from researchers across the UK. The research quality of the applications was very high with an excellent cross-discipline response. We received 25 applications from 21 UK institutions. The titles of the awarded projects, subject to contract, are as follows:

  • 3D Imaging of halite cavity deformation in response to solution mining and gas storage cycles

  • Mixed Aqueous Electrolytes for High Capacity and Low-Cost Supercapacitors

  • Advanced control and monitoring for flow battery grid integration

More information will follow shortly.

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