On 23 January 2018, the Royal Society hosted the conference Energy storage: automotive and grids. The conference brought together scientists, technologists and thought leaders from across academia, industry and government, to discuss the potential for energy storage systems to impact all aspects of our modern economy and society.
Presentations and discussions outlined the fundamental advances necessary to ‘move the dial’ in performance and cost, how breakthroughs are pulled through innovation into commercialisation, and the policy issues related to advancing energy storage for automotive and grid applications. Furthermore, challenges to the wider translation and adoption of this technology were highlighted.
This conference is part of a series organised by the Royal Society entitled Breakthrough science and technologies: Transforming our future, which addresses the major scientific and technical challenges of the next decade.