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


  • For their 4th biannual meeting, members of RS2E will be welcomed in Pau by IPREM (Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux), an academic and founding partner of RS2E

    From the 14th to the 15th october, representatives of different laboratories, public companies and industrial (70 to 80 people) will discuss recent advancies in the field of electrochemical energy storage and confront their ideas.

  • Our current reliance on fossil energy sources depleting and global effects from their widespread use, make the management and control of energy a key issue for decades to come.
  • On July 2nd, 2010 the Ministry of Higher Education and Research created the first National network for Research and Technology on the Electrochemical Storage of Energy.  This network combines research of excellence and innovation through the CNRS with experimental and performing technological centres (CEA, IFP, and INERIS); both of them in close relation with the industrials.

  • The purpose of this Research network on the electrochemical storage of energy (RS2E) is to gather the academic and industrial actors, and to make the most of the possibilities that France possesses to innovate in the following sectors:

  • Except for Asia and China in particular, which are provided with well-structured and regularly renewed investment programmes, one will notice the emergence of important national projects in the US with namely 3 EFRC; they cover various aspect of battery research and are managed by C. Grey (Stony Brook), H. Abruna (Cornell) and M. Thackeray (Argonne).  Each program started in 2009 and was allocated 19M$ over 5 years.

  • The Steering committee ensures the integrated management between the French academic and economic actors. This committee is mainly composed of the President of the CNRS, the general administrator of the CEA, the representative of the ministry of higher education and research, a representative of the Club of industrials and the President of the Presidents of Universities Association. Other members, with a consultative role, also sit on the steering committee: 

  • This network wants to be a worldwide reference in the field of present technologies (Li-ion, Li/polymer and Supercapacitors) but particularly the instigator of technological breakthroughs. With this aim in view, we provided it with an ambitious and attractive scientific program aiming to:

  • 4 research thematics: