Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage
RELEASE creates fundamental scientific breakthroughs, technological solutions and policy measures that are critical for enhancing performance and reducing cost of large-scale energy storage systems, based on electrochemical conversion of electricity into molecules, for both the 2030 and 2050 horizon. RELEASE targets three technologies: hydrogen production, hydrocarbon production from CO2, and flow batteries. RELEASE includes universities, universities of applied science, companies, field labs, and governments, in an unprecedented alliance from lab-scale to full implementation. RELEASE creates market opportunities for the Dutch industry in a high-growth market, and contributes to building a skilled workforce by involving and educating dozens of young researchers.
RELEASE targets three technologies:
The energy transition is one of the largest societal challenges of the coming decades. This requires a deep transformation of the power sector, the industry sector, the mobility sector, agriculture and the built environment. Decarbonisation of these sectors can only be achieved by extensive electrification, based on renewable sources instead of fossil sources. Large scale storage of electricity can and must mitigate the adverse effects of temporal and spatial variability and uncertainty of renewable energy.