Overview

The Electrochemical Energy Storage (CEE) CREI at Skoltech established in October, 2013 conducts research that supports the energy industry in Russia and the world, and develops and demonstrates materials, devices and systems that provide the basis for innovative opportunities for advanced technologies. The research program concentrates around new metal-ion and metal-air battery chemistries, new fuel and electrolysis cells, and photo-electrochemical energy conversion technologies.

The CEE CREI closely collaborates with MIT and Moscow State University. Important foci are devices and systems that can dramatically advance portable electronics and electric vehicle transportation sectors, in addition to grid-level energy use through load-leveling and power-shaping, which serves as energy buffers to increase the efficient use of alternative energy sources, such as solar, wind, and water, that are intermittent in nature.

Mission Statement

  • To develop ways to smooth the intermittency of renewable electricity generation and reduce or eliminate the CO2 emissions from traditional sources (e.g. transportation);
  • To develop the clean energy technologies via direct conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy;
  • To develop more efficient and low cost technologies for portable, transportation and grid-level power applications.

Research Thrusts

Research within CEE CREI is following to four main thrusts (see details in section Research).

Thrust 1. ADVANCED METAL-ION BATTERIES

Thrust 2. RECHARGEABLE METAL-AIR BATTERIES

Thrust 3. FUEL AND ELECTROLYSIS CELLS

Thrust 4. ORGANIC AND HYBRID SOLAR CELLS