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


  • They are the bedrock of the RS2E and they provide all the necessary expertise to bring to an end our projects
  • These 4 cells gather the links necessary to the chain process essential to ensure the quick transfer of a concept towards its validation as a prototype.  They role/functioning is  as follows:

  • Being a federator and an integrator, RS2E wants to be a scientific pool, generating ideas and innovations that must be protected and enhanced according to a specific schematic aiming at speeding up technology transfer.

  • The valorisation device set up, centered around a patents portfolio which is handled by a patent engineer , is based on i) a quick and efficient filing and administrative follow-up of patents and ii) a controlled technological transfer.  The latter (schematic below) is based, on one hand, on the industrials being granted privileged access to the patents portfolio and on the other hand on a patent option system.  Thus, each member of the RS2E Club of industrials is aware of the patents applications as soon as they are filed, thus benefiting of a significant competit

  • The European research network of excellence ALISTORE created in 2004 by Jean‑Marie Tarascon on the occasion of the 6th FP6 program fits the objective of restructuring research on Li-ion batteries at the European level.  In 2008 this network became a European research institute (ALISTOREERI) financially independent thanks to the creation of an associated industrials Club.  R. Palacin and P.

  • The network, pool of scientific ideas and technological development, is the ideal place to put forward formations of excellence provided by the universities welcoming the founder laboratories in order to form the new generations.

    One of the fundamental aspects of materials for energy storage and conversion is already part of a Master labelled Erasmus Mundus entitled «Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion»  This offer of formation will be beef up as follows/

  • CNRS RS2E FR3459

    > 33, rue Saint Leu, F-80039 Amiens Cedex
    Tel : +33 (0)3 22 82 78 10
    Fax : +33 (0)3 22 82 75 90

  • Test your knowledge on energy, batteries and supercapacitors
  • Once upon a time: lithium-ion...
    Research on batteries and energy storage is fascinating for European and American scientists since the 1970s. But in 1991, it's the Japanese company Sony which marketed the first lithium-ion battery. An international bestseller, it didn’t led to quick commercial developments in Europe despite the best efforts of French researchers (Rachid Yazami, Christian Masquelier, Jean-Marie Tarascon, Michel Armand…) and British ones (J-B. Goodenough, S. Whittingham...)!

  • A few definitions and basic notions is an original concept for which it is difficult to give a definition other than a mathematical one.  The definition found in the dictionary is “what a system possesses if it is capable of producing an activity”; but it is not much easier to define “activity” and “system”

     In fact, there is an indirect but easy way to demonstrate what Energy is and this is to list the various forms in which it appears: