Electrochemical Storage

Electrochemical Storage

Energy storage, mobile or stationary, is a critical focus of energy’s future.  At the utility scale, storage provides an enabling technology for:

  • Integration of renewable energy into the grid
  • Future electric transportation systems
  • Strategies for dealing with local or regional load fluctuations from fossil fuel plants
  • Storing unused energy from "always-on" nuclear power plants

Electrochemical systems can manage and store energy, allowing it to be accessed rapidly, reliably and repeatedly.  CWRU has a reputation for energy related research in electrochemistry, which is now bolstered by the Electrochemical Engineering and Energy Laboratory (EEEL).  The lab provides:

  • World-renowned expertise and leadership  
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment
  • Research on batteries, flow batteries, super capacitors, and fuel cells

CWRU also conducts research on capacitors from a materials viewpoint.  These technologies can enable mobile and small-scale applications, from transportation to defense.