IMDEA Energy Institute

IMDEA Energy Institute is a public non-profit foundation founded in 2006 by Madrid´s Regional Government. The ultimate goal of the IMDEA Energy Institute is to produce outstanding scientific and technological contributions for reaching a sustainable energy system. Accordingly, the Institute is aimed to strengthen the R&D activities on energy topics by bringing together top-level researchers, providing them with excellent infrastructures and resources, and promoting their close collaboration with the industrial sector.

The research unit involved in the NanoBat project is the Electrochemical Processes Unit (EPU) which provides new concepts and technological alternatives for electrochemical energy storage. The energy storage systems developed by the EPU are designed to be applicable to renewable energies, electrification of transport and the emerging nexus between water and energy. The research programme focuses on how newer materials and designs may improve the performance of these systems and on the application of electrochemical storage systems to renewable power generation systems, sustainable buildings and electric vehicles.

In Nanobat, IMDEA-E led the task on accelerated battery ageing through mediator-enhanced coulometry methods included in WP4. IMDEA-E developed an improved coulometry-based methodology to shorten accelerated ageing test from few weeks to few days. These results were used to correlate with the indicators obtained in the methodologies developed in this project with long-term battery performances. Moreover, IMDEA-E was involved in the WP3 giving support to the advanced modelling of batteries.

Team members

Photo of Jesus Palma
Jesus Palma
Team Leader
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Enrique García-Quismondo
Deputy Team Leader
IMDEA Energy Institute
Avenida Ramon de la Sagra 3
28935 Mostoles Madrid