By Dr Fouad Ghamouss, University of Tours, France.
Large-scale energy storage systems are expensive due to the high cost of the electrode fabrication and purification. However, natural materials collected from mines or obtained from renewable resources offer decent cost assurances due to their availability and accessibility, which could provide solutions for large-scale stationery and mobile energy storage. In this presentation, we will focus on the valorization of some natural materials in electrochemical storage. Few examples of their characterizations and utilization in storage devices (Li-ion, Na-ion, supercapacitors, etc) will be presented and discussed.
Fouad Ghamouss is an associate professor in PCM2E Lab in the University of Tours. He is involved in several activities within the general area of electrochemical storage. He currently has a sub-grouping of ca 12 Master’s thesis, PhD students and postdocs and takes parts in several national and international projects, especially for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. He is co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, patents, conference proceedings, and reports in the field of electrochemical storage. Fouad Ghamouss has supervised 14 PhD thesis and more than 30 master’s students in electrochemistry, material sciences, and electrochemical storage. His main interest is the development and the study of advanced electrolytes and electrodes materials for Li-ion batteries and beyond Li-ion as well as supercapacitors.