You are warmly invited to join the symposium Thermochemical Energy Storage organized by the Department Applied Physics and Science Education and the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems EIRES (TU/e).

On 8 March 2023 (13:30-17:00) at the TU/e campus, the Filmzaal, Zwarte Doos.


Thermochemical energy storage (TCES) is a promising technology for compact long term heat storage. Reversible physical-chemical reactions between solids and gasses can be used to store and release heat. By selecting a specific reaction type, one can tune in on the temperature levels required by the application.

The unique feature of TCES is that the energy is stored loss free as long as the solid and gas are separated. This makes the concept ideal for long term storage. There are several scientific challenges for implementing the technology in real applications, which range from material properties, device complexity to system integration. In this symposium, international experts in the field will cover materials development and system integration.


13h30 - 13h45
Walk-in with coffee and tea

13h45 - 14h00 
Henk Huinink | Eindhoven University of Technology
Welcome by Chair of the day

14h00 - 14h35
Using salt mixtures / double salts in thermochemical storage
Prof. M. Steiger | Hamburg University

Michael Steiger is Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Department of Chemistry. He owns a diploma in Chemistry and a PhD in Atmospheric Analytical Chemistry. Michael has been interested in the behavior of salt–water systems including electrolyte solution thermodynamics and all aspects of phase equilibria of salts with various applications such as crystal growth in bulk and in pores, heat storage and industrial processing. He also committed to research for the preservation of cultural heritage during many years.

14h35 - 15h10
Synthetic approaches to enhance materials for thermochemical energy storage
Prof. C. Milone | University of Messina

Candida Milone is Full Professor of Chemistry at Engineering Department - University of Messina (Italy). Her scientific activity is ascribed to the field of materials design, synthesis and characterization for catalysis, environmental and energy applications. Currently, she is working for the development of more efficient and durable Thermochemical Energy Storage Materials for middle and low temperature heat storage.

15h10 - 15h30 Break

15h30 - 16h10
Thermochemical energy storage in energy storage mixed systems
Prof. Y. Kato | Tokyo Institute of Technology

Professor Yukitaka Kato, Director of Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy (ZC), Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), and Head of Green Transformation Initiative at Tokyo Tech (Tokyo Tech GXI). His research focusses on thermal energy utilization for realization of carbon neutrality by developing thermochemical energy storage and chemical heat pump systems, carbon recycling systems based on CO2 electrolysis, and hydrogen system by using low-cost hydrogen permeation membrane.   

16h10 – 16h15
Wrap-up & closure

16h15 - 17h00
Drinks & networking


Register here (Registration is mandatory!).