Electrochemical Energy Storage: new materials and technologies for batteries and supercapacitors

Great effort has been expended and assets spent to improve technologies for the conversion of renewable energy resources; day-by-day we face increasing energy consumption. Considering the request to reduce the dependence on conventional resources and develop a new energy landscape, renewable energy sources must be complemented by efficient energy storage systems characterized by robust technologies and at low associated costs. Electrochemical energy storage devices promise high efficiency, easy scalability, allowing the possibility to tune the energy storage performance by acting on the selected active materials. This symposium aims to provide an overview on the recent developments of the two most popular technologies for electrochemical energy storage and to discuss about the future strategies to improve their performances. The talks focus on rechargeable batteries and supercapacitor covering several aspects of their fabrication and characterization toward their industrialization.