“On the Pulse of a Revolution” was held May 23 at OCEM’s headquarters in Bologna in partnership with ENEA
OCEM Power Electronics recently co-hosted a workshop on supercapacitor technology and applications in partnership with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.
Workshop presentations and photos for the May 23 event, “Supercapacitors: On the Pulse of a Revolution,” are now available for download here.
The event was held at OCEM’s headquarters in Bologna, Italy, and featured speakers from as far away as Japan, Korea and the U.S. Presenters and participants also hailed from the U.K., France and Germany — and from some of the most prestigious institutions and companies in Italy.
The workshop provided an opportunity to discover and discuss the latest developments in supercapacitor technology, which is being used in innovative applications ranging from transportation to clean energy to consumer electronics.
Supercapacitors are energy storage systems that offer high power density, fast recharge and long lifetime, but have lower available energy density than batteries.
They are especially useful for applications where the energy is accumulated and delivered in a relatively short amount of time, including large experimental plants such as some fusion energy facilities, and applications requiring rapid charge/discharge cycles, such as regenerative braking in transportation.
OCEM has been designing and manufacturing customized power systems for major fusion research facilities for the past 40 years. It is supplying components for the ITER project, a major international fusion research facility under construction in Cadarache, France, and to the JT-60SA in Japan.
The workshop provided a forum to discuss and compare current and future developments in supercapacitors, and offered a way for members of related fields to meet and share ideas.
Its title, “On the Pulse of a Revolution,” was a word play evoking both the pulsed energy that supercapacitors produce and the idea of having one’s finger “on the pulse” of something — that is, following the latest developments in a given field.
Thank you to everyone who participated; we look forward to seeing you at the next edition!
OCEM Power Electronics