Energy Storage R&D Center

Sep 01, 2021 / Author by HE Fengjuan Text SizeDBS

Research Fields

Large-scale energy storage technology research and development, in particular advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) technology, large-scale cold storage and heat storage technology, flywheel energy storage, and novel pumped hydroelectric storage technology.

Team Building

The center currently has 52 employees, including 10 research professors (3 part-time or rehired), 3 project professors, 12 associate research professors, 3 members of CAS “Hundred Talents Plan,”, 1 member from the first batch of Outstanding Youth “Ten-thousand Talents Plan” selected by the CPC Organization Department, 1 member from the first batch of Middle-Young leaders in scientific and technological innovation, 1 member from national high level overseas talents, 1 candidate of CAS “Hundred Talents Plan,”. 49 graduate students (including 8 joint training students), including 25 Doctoral Candidates and 24 postgraduate.

Projects and Major Achievements

1. National Key R&D Project ‘R&D and demonstration of 10MW-class A-CAES’ from Jan 2017 to Jun 2021.

2. International Big Science Cultivation Project ‘International cooperation plan of large-scale energy storage technology R&D and demonstration’ from Jan 2018 to Dec 2022.

3. National Science Center Infrastructure 'Clean energy material testing and diagnostics R&D platform' from Jan 2018 to Dec 2020.

4. Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinses Academy of Sciences (CAS) ‘The research and demonstration of 100MW-class CAES’ from Apr 2018 to Apr 2023.

5. Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinses Academy of Sciences (CAS), Subproject, ‘Research and application of key technology of flywheel energy storage 2MW/200kWh’ from Jun 2020 to Apr 2023.

6. Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Science and Technology Major Project, ‘Research on the technology of large energy storage flywheel rotor and magnetic bearing’ from Jul 2020 to Jun 2023.

7. Enterprise Project, ‘Large-scale advanced compressed air energy storage system compression subsystem research and development’ from Nov 2020 to Nov 2022.

8. Key Fundamental Research Project of Aero Engine and Gas Turbine, Research on flow mechanism and aerodynamic design method of power turbine with high efficiency and wide operating conditions,’from Aug 2020 to Aug 2024.

Important Scientific and Technological Achievements:

1. Completed the civil construction and main workshop construction of the 10MW-class compressed air energy storage demonstration system, and the equipments have all been delivered to the site.

2. Completed the prototype development of the three core components of the 100MW-class compressed air energy storage system; Construction of plant and equipment foundation has been completed, and some core equipments have been delivered to the site.

3. Completed the single flywheel design of 300KW /10MJ.

4. The core system of supercritical fluid soil remediation has been manufactured, assembled and tested, and experiments are being carried out.

Technology Transfer

Completed the first round of financing of CNY 160 million for 100MW Advanced Compressed Air Storage Technology Industrialization Company, and the company has been approved as a national high-tech enterprise. Completed the order signing of the first 100MW advanced compressed air energy storage system worth CNY 515 million; Zhangjiakou International's first 100MW advanced compressed air energy storage demonstration project is expected to be completed in December 2021; Shandong Feicheng International's first 10 MW advanced compressed air energy storage demonstration project using salt cavern gas storage is expected to be connected to the grid in June 2021. Completed the agreement signing and filing procedures of the first demonstration project of 300 kW natural gas residual pressure power generation.

Patents and Paper

Published a Chinese monograph/chapter and 66 papers, 46 of which are indexed by SCI this year. Applied for 29 national invention patents, 14 utility patents and 2 software copyrights in China.


1.The first prize of Beijing Technology Invention Award

2.The second prize of Shanghai Natural Science Award

International Cooperation and Exchanges

In 2020, won the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) International Cooperation Program "International Conference on Efficient Thermal Management Technology for Energy Storage Systems". Under the support of The Chinese Academy of Sciences International Big Science Program Cultivation and other projects, two international conferences were hosted, 13 people were arranged to attend online international conference and academic exchanges, and established online international energy storage union and official accounts, providing the all-round service for energy storage.

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