The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI).
Energy storage is among the top priorities for current and future energy infrastructure and modern technologies. Although the need and significance of energy storage are widely recognized, there is no internationally recognized body that can function as a central platform authority to address the long term scientific and technological challenges for wide spread deployment of energy storage technologies on the electricity grid. Furthermore, there is a large gap between the market needs, the manufacturing industry, and the scientific community on the vision and the pathway forward to enable large scale adoption of storage technologies.
What is ICESI
The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI) is a new international professional organization focusing on the science and technology challenges for grid scale energy and renewable energy integration.
ICESI is currently the only international organization that focuses on the scientific and technological challenges for the development and deployment of scalable energy storage technologies for electric grid and emerging market applications. ICESI annual conferences have a great tradition and unique style of blending fundamental research with practical applications to provide a vibrant mix of discussions on electrochemical power conversion and energy storage.
The purpose of ICESI is to establish an international forum to connect and industry in the world to address the long term scientific and technological challenges for the development and deployment of scalable energy storage technologies for electric grid and emerging market applications, and to serve as the authority, spokesperson and advocator for supporting energy storage research. In addition, ICESI will help identify the gaps in science, markets and technologies to promote collaboration in the international community and collaborations between the research community and industry, provide realistic assessment of current and future technologies, and provide guidance for long term research and long term investment. ICESI will also recognize and promote significant scientific and technological advances, individuals and teams who have made significant contributions in the field, establish new platforms and mechanisms to integrate and utilize the best resources in the scientific community and solve major scientific and technology challenges of key technologies, and speed up the transfer of these technologies to industry.
ICESI held its first annual meeting on Jan 16-18, 2018, in Dalian, China and was chaired by Jun Liu (PNNL, USA) and Xianfeng Li (DICP, USA).
The meeting agenda included:
• Formally launch ICESI
• Establish the office body for ICESI.
• Establish charter for ICESI
• First technical symposia (key note speakers, invitation only, invited speakers, and posters presentations)
• Give inaugurating awards (Life Time Achievement Awards, Technology Awards, Young Career Awards, and Poster Awards)
The second meeting of ICESI was held on the Big Island Hawaii on 5-10 January 2019 and was held jointly with the Pacific Power Symposium.
ICESI is pleased to announce that it third annual conference, ICESI2020, will be held in conjunction with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in Sydney, Australia from 2 to 4 March 2020 at the Dockside Function Centre, Darling Harbour.
Chair: Jun Liu (PNNL, USA)
Working Committee: Jim Greenberger (Natt Batt, USA), Hong Li (CAS, China), Xinping Qiu (Tsinghua U, China), Teofilo Rojo (CIC, Spain), Vince Sprenkle (PNNL, USA), Yang Kook Sun (Hanyan U, Korea), Gary Yang (UET, USA), Huamin Zhang (DICP, China), Zhengming(John) Zhang (Celgard, USA), Ali Abouimrane (Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar)
General Secretary: Wei Wang (PNNL, USA)