ISARP - University of Bologna and University of Pretoria new research project under ISARP 2018-2020 call : Integration of high power energy storage systems for sustainable water treatment and renewable energy sources management. 

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CUBER - Copper-Based Flow Battery for Energy storage Renewables Integration H2020 - LC - BAT_2019 [2020-2024]

The Cuber project intends to optimize an all-copper redox flow battery (CuRFB), that highlights simplicity, modularity, environmental safety, and market appealing. Firstly, the study focuses on the electrochemical characterization and optimization of the materials and the compositions of the core components of the CuRFB system: the electrodes, the electrolytes, and the separators. Then, a 5kWDC CuRFB pilot will be designed for its integration in Smart Cities and residential self-consumption market segments within the CuBER action. Subsequently, the planning of further developments will allow its application at larger scales, both as back-up power system in isolated areas and for energy management and grid balancing in renewable power production.

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MAGNIFY - From nano to Macro: a GrouNdbreakIng actuation technology For robotic sYstems H2020 – FET Open - 2018 - 2022

MAGNIFY aims to develop a new generation of artificial muscles for robotic systems. The artificial muscle will be realized by using artificial molecular machines organized in polymer nanofibers. In the muscular system, movement is triggered by electric stimuli (action potentials) as well as in this system the molecular machine states are interconverted by an external electric stimulus. From this point of view, the study of the electric properties of the fibers and the electrochemical processes involving the artificial molecular machines is trivial for the system functioning. Therefore, MAGNIFY relies on a bottom-up methodology, in which the nano-scale movement of molecular machines will be incrementally amplified to the macro-scale in the artificial muscle.

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