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6th Workshop on

Supercapacitors and Energy Storage

Energy storage is a key topic for research, industry and business, gaining more and more interest.

Supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors, electrochemical capacitors or double-layer capacitors) feature exceptional capacitance values reaching hundreds or even thousands of farads. This is several orders of magnitude higher than traditional devices.

Developments in supercapacitor technology and supporting electronics, combined with reductions in cost, have created extraordinary new opportunities for electrical and electronic systems in both research and industrial applications. The number of manufacturers grows every day as performance potential increases, costs fall and estimated business turnover rises.

This workshop provides an overview of the exciting supercapacitor technology, but it will also provide a forum to discuss and compare other energy storage solutions: batteries, high-voltage capacitors, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), flywheels, power electronics, novel control and modeling techniques, special applications.

The workshop program is conceived to be more than a simple overview: this will offer a way for people in related fields to meet and share ideas. A specific area will be available for exhibitors.

Workshop in a Nutshell

General Information


Wednesday 19 April 2023
Thursday 20 April 2023


Sala Concerto
Bologna Exhibition Centre
Fiera di Bologna
Piazza Costituzione, 4/a

Registration F(r)ee

Thanks to the support of prestigious sponsors and to the speakers' commitment, the workshop participation is totally free.

Consider that the seats in the Workshop Hall are limited. Register in advance!


The Workshop provides an overview of the supercapacitor technology, but it will also provide a forum to discuss and compare other energy storage solutions.

Expected Audience

One of the main peculiarity of this event is to provide a meeting point for people belonging to different environments (researchers, manufacturers, industries, integrators and utilities) both as speakers and as audience.

Round Table

A Round Table on "Energy Storage" is organized in collaboration with Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC) to cover several storage technologies and their importance for energy transition to renewable and sustainable sources.

Oral Speakers

Oral speakers are invited by the Scientific Committee (see Workshop Program).

Nevertheless, if you have an interesting topic to be presented, feel free to contact the Scientific Committee by e-mail.

Poster Session

While the speakers for oral presentations are invited directly by the Scientific Committee, space for posters is available for all the registered participants, in particular for students, presenting activities related to the Workshop topics.

The Poster Session is available in parallel with the other Workshop Sessions and breaks.

No template is defined for the posters, but the maximum size should be the portrait A0 format.

Best Poster Award(s)

The Scientific Commitee will assign some Best Student Poster Awards to the best posters having a student (undergraduate, Master or PhD) as first author and presenter. All the posters presented by students are eligible for the workshop awards.

The number of awards will depend on the available funds. For reference, in a previous edition two awards were assigned, each award included a grant of 200 €.

Post-Workshop Files

Workshop slides and posters are generally uploaded on the Workshop website after the event (excluding some confidential contents).


In order to present recent developments and to include industrial presentations, the issue of formal Workshop Proceedings is not foreseen.

Selected oral or poster presentations will be invited for a free submission on a Special Issue of the Journal MDPI Energies.

How to get

Full info at Bologna Fiere website.

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

To be defined.

Social Tour (Sold Out!)

A visit is reserved to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts including its energy storage facility.

The tour location is at a walking distance of 15 mnutes from the Workshop venue.

Social Dinner

Restaurant Buca Manzoni
Traditional food in Bologna historic center
Via Manzoni 6 G, Bologna

From past and present editions

Workshop Statistics

Total workshop editions
Last-edition presentations
Last-edition attendees
2023 remaining seats

Organizers & Committee

Workshop Chairman
  • Alessandro Lampasi
    DTT S. c. a r. l.
    Frascati (Rome), Italy
Scientific Committee
  • Giancarlo Abbate
    University of Naples "Federico II"
    CapTop Start-up
    Naples, Italy
  • Norma Anglani
    University of Pavia
    Pavia, Italy
  • Paolo Ciambelli
    University of Salerno
    NARRANDO Start-up
    Fisciano (Salerno), Italy
  • Jan-Hendrik Ernst
    Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Maria Carmen Falvo
    University of Rome Sapienza
    Rome, Italy
  • Marcos Lafoz
    Madrid, Spain
  • Luigi Martirano
    University of Rome Sapienza
    DREAM Start-up
    Rome, Italy
  • Simone Minucci
    University of Tuscia
    Viterbo, Italy
  • Antonio Morandi
    University of Bologna
    Bologna, Italy
  • Margherita Moreno
    Casaccia (Rome), Italy
  • Luigi Pellegrino
    Enel Green Power
    Milan, Italy
  • Francesca Soavi
    University of Bologna
    BETTERY Start-up
    Bologna, Italy
  • Giuseppe Taddia
    OCEM Power Electronics
    Valsamoggia (Bologna), Italy
  • Ottorino Veneri
    Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie per
    l'Energia e la Mobilità Sostenibili (STEMS)
    National Research Council (CNR)
    Naples, Italy

Official Sponsors & Partners

Organizers accept voluntary contributions from sponsors for logistics (coffee breaks, social trip, student support). Sponsors have their logo and description on website, posters and brochures and can display promotional material on a table and insert leaflets in the attendant folder.

If you are interested in sponsorship, contact the organizers by e-mail.

The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (Associazione Italiana Di Ingegneria Chimica, AIDIC) joins researchers and professionals working in the field of Chemical Engineering.

AIDIC è un'associazione estranea a finalità commerciali, apolitica a carattere tecnico/scientifico, costituita a Milano nel 1958.

OCEM, together with Multi-Electric (USA) and Augier (France), is a company of Aretè & Cocchi Technology, an industrial holding group focusing on high-tech businesses that are leaders in their field of activities.

Since 1943 OCEM focused on power electronics for scientific research, with a flexible customer-oriented approach. Main commitment is in the field of: plasma physics, particle accelerators, industrial applications, medical particle therapy, superconductivity, radiofrequency systems, transportation, food processing.

ATME opera per proteggere le utenze e migliorare la qualità dell’alimentazione elettrica in tutti i settori in cui una interruzione o bassa qualità dell’energia provoca lunghi fermi impianto, distruzione di materia prima preziosa o situazioni di pericolo per cose o persone.

ATME ha sviluppato il suo punto di forza nella capacità di individuare (e ingegnerizzare) la soluzione più idonea sia in termini di prodotto che di personalizzazione, sulle esigenze specifiche di ciascun cliente e di poter fornire impianti chiavi in mano, andando così a valorizzare maggiormente l’azione sul proprio mercato.

L'Ordine dei Chimici e dei Fisici dell'Emilia Romagna è un ente pubblico non economico sussidiario dello stato che tutela il decoro della professione.

The exhibitions E-TECH Europe 2023, Fortronic Electronics Forum 2023, EAS Electric Auto Show, RE-BATTERY will be held very close to the Workshop vanue in the same days.

Please, register in advance also for E-TECH Europe 2023 to simplify the access procedures.


Workshop Program

First day Wednesday 19 April
  • 9:00 - All day
    Opening of
    registration desk
  • 9:30 - All Workshop
    Poster Session
    Start of Poster Session
    Posters can be hung from now
    See below for poster list
  • 9:30 - 10:00
    Greetings and
    workshop introduction
    Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA
    Paolo Ciambelli, AIDIC
    Paola Berardi, Ordine dei Chimici e dei Fisici
    Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM
    Sandro Meini, ATME
Session State of the Art
Chair Alessandro Lampasi, ENEA
  • 10:00 - 10:20
    High-power supercapacitors
    and their hybrids
    with Li-ion batteries
    Yurii Maletin
  • 10:20 - 10:40
    State of the art
    and future trends
    of technology
    Kersten Eero
    Skeleton Technologies
  • 10:40 - 11:00
    the first Italian
    supercapacitor manufacturer
    Giancarlo Abbate
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Shape your energy
    (shapeable and
    safe supercaps)
    Aldo Girimonte
    Novac Supercap
Session Test & Modeling
Chair Antonio Morandi, UniBo
  • 11:40 - 12:00
    Experiences in
    characterization of
    supercaps and
    high-power batteries
    Claudio Scarpelli
    University of Pisa
  • 12:00 - 12:20
    Sensors for
    new-generation cells
    Simone Mannori
  • 12:20 - 12:40
    Parameter identification
    method for supercapacitors
    Amir Ostadrahimi
    University of Rome Tor Vergata
Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break
Session Smart(er) Grids
Chair Maria Carmen Falvo, UniRoma1
  • 14:00 - 14:20
    High dynamic
    transmission equipment
    for stability of
    islanded grids
    Eugenio Domínguez
    Hybrid Energy Storage Solutions
  • 14:20 - 14:40
    Ultracapacitor UPSs
    for industries and grids
    Andrea Quadrelli
  • 14:40 - 15:00
    A hybrid storage system
    for ancillary services
    Enrica Micolano
    Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
  • 15:00 - 15:20
    BESS aging model
    Luigi Pellegrino
    Enel Green Power
  • 15:20 - 15:40
    EV charging integration
    with renewable and
    stationary storage systems
    Francesco Lo Franco
    University of Bologna
Coffee Break
  • 15:40 - 16:00
    Coffee break
Session Pulsed and Special Loads
Chair Antonio Trotta, Eni
  • 16:00 - 16:20
    High-energy varistor
    testing: supercapacitors
    solve the problem
    Ian Rowley
  • 16:20 - 16:40
    power supply system
    for nuclear fusion
    Juan Sánchez Gamino
    University of Seville
  • 16:40 - 17:00
    Tokamak Energy's DEMO4:
    supercapacitor power next step
    to innovative fusion technology
    Roberto Defant
    OCEM Power Electronics
  • 17:00 - 17:20
    of DC-links with
    energy storage
    for complex loads
    Alessandro Cocchi, Benedetta Zarcone
    University of Rome Sapienza
Social Tour
  • 17:30 - 19:00
    Social Tour
    European Centre for
    Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
    See below for pictures
Social Dinner
  • 20:00
    Restaurant Buca Manzoni
    Via Manzoni 6 G, Bologna
Second day Thursday 20 April
  • 8:30 - All day
    Opening of
    registration desk
  • 9:00 - All Workshop
    Poster Session
    Posters can be still kept and discussed
    See below for poster list
Session Marine Vehicles
Chair Ottorino Veneri, CNR
  • 9:00 - 9:20
    Experimental research
    on hybrid storage systems
    for road and
    marine applications
    Clemente Capasso
  • 9:20 - 9:40
    Marine applications
    of supercapacitors
    Giancarlo Abbate
    University of Naples "Federico II" & CapTop
  • 9:40 - 10:00
    A supercap-based solution
    for marine hybrid systems
    Marco Ranalli
  • 10:00 - 10:20
    Hybrid SMES-supercap
    systems to support
    batteries in electric ferries
    Matteo Tropeano
    ASG Superconductors Columbus
Coffee Break
  • 10:20 - 10:40
    Coffee break
Round Table on Energy Storage
In collaboration with AIDIC
Chair Paolo Ciambelli, AIDIC
  • 10:40 - 10:55
    Storage systems
    for renewable and
    sustainable energy
    Paolo D'Ermo
    World Energy Council (WEC)
  • 10:55 - 11:10
    A glance over
    the European
    battery ecosystem
    Margherita Moreno
  • 11:10 - 11:25
    Hydrogen and its derivatives
    for decarbonization
    and versatility
    of energy systems
    Salvatore De Rinaldis
  • 11:25 - 11:40
    A thermal storage solution
    for decarbonization
    and optimization
    of industrial processes
    Letizia Magaldi
    Magaldi Green Energy
    Long Duration Energy Storage Council
  • 11:40 - 11:55
    Methanol: a novel way
    of storing energy
    Alessia Borgogna
  • 11:55 - 12:10
    Flow batteries:
    technology and perspectives
    Lino Carnelli
    Istituto Guido Donegani
  • 12:10 - 12:25
    Superconducting magnetic
    energy storage (SMES)
    Antonio Morandi
    University of Bologna
  • 12:25 - 13:00
    Round Table discussion
Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break
Session Integrated Systems
Chair Giuseppe Taddia, OCEM
  • 14:00 - 14:20
    Ground fault detection
    in power systems
    with batteries
    and supercapacitors
    Gustavo Navarro
  • 14:20 - 14:40
    Digital Twin
    for battery systems
    Federico Bianchi
    Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
  • 14:40 - 15:00
    Parallel of supercaps
    and lithium batteries for
    automotive applications
    Leone Martellucci
    University of Rome Sapienza
    Fast Charge Engineering Start-up
  • 15:00 - 15:20
    Long duration
    energy storage
    for the next step
    to net zero
    Antonio Zingales
  • 15:20 - 15:40
    A web store
    specific for supercaps
    (after the experience
    with lithium)
    Gabriele Sanzone
Session Electrochemistry and Materials
Chair Francesca Soavi, UniBo
  • 15:40 - 16:00
    Green supercapacitors:
    from hybrid energy storage
    to autonomous energy devices
    Elisabetta Petri
    University of Bologna
  • 16:00 - 16:20
    Safety of
    supercapacitor materials
    Fekadu Mosisa Wako
    University of Bologna
  • 16:30 - 16:40
    Workshop awards
    Luigi Mattia, University of Salerno
    Niyaz Ahmad, University of Parma
    See below for posters and pictures
  • 16:40
    Open discussion
    and conclusions

Presented and Awarded Posters

On board application of EIS for Li-ion battery

L. Mattia, G. Petrone, W. Zamboni

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Porous Carbon Electrodes Derived from Asparagus waste for Solid-State Supercapacitors

N. Ahmad, A. Rinaldi, G. Magnani, M. Sidoli, A. Morenghi, M. Riccò, C. Milanese, D. Pontiroli

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Integration of MGTES in smart grid

P. D'Angelo, A. Scafuri, F. Bassetti, W. Zamboni

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Identification and Validation of a Model for Supercapacitors

M. Hassanzadeh, U. Pogliano, M. Zucca

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Asymmetric supercapacitor device based on tungsten trioxide (WO3) for Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage

G. Mineo, F. Ursino, G.Pezzotti, A. Terrasi, S. Mirabella

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PVA/H2SO4 hydrogels for all-in-one flexible and wearable supercapacitor: preparation and characterizations

L. Yeasmin, V. Di Matteo, G. D'Altri, A. Giovagnoli, S. Scurti, M. F. Di Filippo, S. Panzavolta, M. C. Cassani, D. Caretti, E. Scavetta, I. Gualandi, B. Ballarin

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Investigation of safety aspects of acetonitrile by chemical kinetic model

F. Mosisa Wako, E. Salzano

A viable solution for long duration energy storage

N. Poli, G. Marini, A. Trovò, M. Guarnieri

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We invite you to come learn about the latest developments in supercapacitor and energy storage technology, which has the potential to revolutionize everything from transportation to clean energy to consumer electronics.