Research network on electrochemical energy storage,
Research center on batteries and supercapacitors

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  • On June 29, Jeremy Rifkin, an American economic, political and social advisor (wikipedia) visited our future headquarters, the Energy Hub. Jeremy Rifkin is since 2013 the architect of a new economic vision for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. A pioneering region of the first industrial revolution, Nord Pas de Calais has been economically devastated by the second.

  • The YESS Award is back for its second edition. The RS2E young researcher contest is open to scientists under 36 years old working in the field of electrochemical energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors ...)! Candidates of European, US and Canadian nationalities can participate until July 10th, with €12.500 in prize money for the two best projects.
  • In March 2016, scientists from the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS, Amiens), a member of RS2E, visited the Hub. The building is currently under construction in Amiens. Designed with the research on tomorrow's rechargeable batteries in mind, it will be the future headquarters of RS2E.
  • Within the framework of RS2E, a CNRS research network initiated by the Ministry of higher education and research in 2011; CEA, CNRS and Universities’ labs worked together to produce the first Na-ion (sodium-ion) battery in the « 18650 » format, an industry-grade format. Sodium batteries are complementary to lithium batteries but also a potential replacement for some specific uses.
  • The Russian investment fund RUSNANO develops opportunities for the country in the field nanotechnologies. They awarded Patrice Simon and his colleague Yury Gogotsi the RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 for their contribution in the field of supercapacitors (a kind of battery that uses nanotechnologies).

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