Solmates is involved in numerous national and international research projects where PLD is employed for various purposes by institutes, (SME) development partners and industrial end-users.
The EPISTORE project aims to deliver efficient electrical energy storage by using advanced thin film Solid Oxide Cells (SOCs) with fast response and extremely low contents of critical raw materials. Power-to-Gas (P2G) is a promising solution for long-term electrical energy storage of the intermittent power generated by renewable energy sources as well as a smart solution for decarbonizing the transport sector and energy-intensive industries.
The main goal of EPISTORE is to develop a new family of superior performing ultrathin Reversible Solid Oxide Cells (<1μm in thickness). Using novel nanoscale concepts and developing never explored materials, revolutionary reversible SOCs will give rise to radically new ultracompact and fast response P2G and P2P storage solutions directly coupled to renewable energy sources and applicable to forbidden scenarios such as off-shore power generation and new markets like transportation. Solmates provides scalability towards production of these novel thin film processes developed by using research Pulsed Laser Deposition equipment.
The EPISTORE project is funded by the H2020-FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies call under proposal number 101017709.