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.
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