EU project Energy Storage in Molecules (ESiM) approved
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The EU HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDEROPEN proposal Energy Storage in Molecules (ESiM) was recently approved and will tentatively start in April 2022.
ESiM aims at creating the scientific basis for addressing the pressing challenges of a scalable clean energy storage. The ESiM strategy makes use of the conformational degrees of freedom of organic molecules, which will be arranged in dense molecular arrays on a surface. This concept circumvents the limits of battery technology which is based on ions flow and on environmentally harmful substances.
ESiM wants to provide the proof of principle of storing energy in molecules by constructing laboratory devices and validating the scientific and technological basis for novel energy storage devices.
The consortium, coordinated by Francesca Moresco (TU Dresden) is composed by CNRS Toulouse (France), CSIC S. Sebastian (Spain), CSIC-ICMAB Barcelona (Spain), IPF Dresden (Germany), the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and TU Dresden (Germany).