Research and transfer groups

Energy storage

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

The Energy Storage research group focuses on research, development and transfer to the business fabric of solutions within the field of energy storage. At present the technologies in which we are focusing our research are electrochemical storage systems, mainly batteries (lithium-ion, sodium-ion and lead-acid batteries), supercapacitors and storage systems based on hydrogen. At present, we are also starting to study new technologies such as solid-state batteries.

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The group is focusing on 4 lines of research, the first three aimed at batteries and supercapacitors. A line dedicated to modelling and simulation of these systems, another to the electronics associated with the storage system and a third one dedicated to the algorithms involved in storage technologies and the applications in which they are present. Finally, we have a fourth line of research dedicated to the technology of hydrogen.

 

Research Lines

Modelling and simulation

In this line, so far we have worked with li-ion technology. We create models with Lumped parameters and physical models to model the electrical, electrochemical, thermal and degradation performance of storage systems. We are also studying the way to reduce the order of these models so that they are executed more quickly in microprocessors of a BMS system. Meanwhile, in any of these models, their parameterisation is a key aspect and this is why we are working on techniques for characterisation of storage systems, developing our own methodologies to achieve our objective. The software that we use on this line is Comsol Multiphysics and/or Matlab-Simulink.

Electronics associated with the Storage System

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In this line, we are studying the electronics necessary in an application with storage systems. Starting with the battery management system, the hardware necessary in these cards, the measurements to be taken, the balancing system (active or passive), the communications and the elements that guarantee the system security.

We are also working on the power electronics necessary in these applications. We are studying interesting converter topologies for battery chargers, serialisable and parallelisable converters for constructing robust and modular battery packs, in this case analysing the main benefits of implementing a modular battery pack. All this work is always compared through real prototypes of our converters and battery packs.

Algorithms

In this line of research the team is focusing on providing solutions at storage system and application level. At storage system level we are working on the implementation of models in BMS systems (whether reduced or higher order models), developing algorithms for estimating variables such as SOC, SOH and SOF for lithium-ion batteries, and wroking on MPC (Model Predictive Control) algorithms for hybrid storage systems for power distribution (hybrids of supercapacitor with battery, or power with energy battery). Finally, through advanced physical battery models we are studying algorithms to prevent or minimise their degradation.

At application level, environments are being studied in which the storage systems are present together with other energy sources (of renewable origin or directly from the main grid) to try to optimise the energy management of the entire system. To do this, machine learning techniques are used to make estimates of renewable generation or the consumption of the application.

Hydrogen

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In this new line of research the aim is complement the knowledge acquired in storage systems based on batteries and supercapacitors. One of the themes being investigated is electrolysis for obtaining hydrogen as a clean fuel. Furthermore, we are working on the theme of fuel cells as an alternative to current batteries for heavy electrical mobility applications and industrial applications.

Finally, we are working on sensorisation, monitoring and the actuators necessary in a hydrogen system and in the risk and safety assessment of this area, because the storage and operating conditions of hydrogen require a robust and secure system for its future operation on a massive scale.

 

 

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The applications of interest for the research group are electrical mobility, applications for electrical grids and microgrids, applications in the field of healthcare, industrial applications and storage in residential applications.

In addition to working with different companies in the field and from other countries, the research group is also participating in several collaborative research projects in the CAPV, Spain and Europe.

The research group has a very close collaboration with Ikerlan Technology Centre and Somorrostro Vocational Training Centre, as well as collaborations with CIC Energigune, the University of Zaragoza and the University of Colorado Springs, among others, all of which are reference centres in these areas.

 

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

 LIBERTY: Lightweight Battery System for Extended Range at Improved Safety. Funded by the European Commision.

 

 

 SEABAT: Solutions for large batteries for waterborne transport. Funded by the European Commision.
 CICE2020: Investigación en materiales y sistemas estacionarios de almacenamiento de energía para la transición energética. Funded by the Industry Department of the Basque Government.

 

 SIBALI: Simulación de Baterías de Litio-ion. Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

 

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Electronic on Load Tap Changer Transformer for DC Electrical Railway Power Supply Systems

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Hanoi, Vietnam. Pp. 1-6,

Year: 2019  |  ISBN/ISSN: Online 978-1-7281-1249-7

Author: CANALES SEGADE, JOSE MARIA   SERRANO JIMENEZ, DANIEL   BARRENETXEA IÑARRA, MANEX   BARRENA BRUÑA, ION ANDONI   ANZOLA GARCIA, JON   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER  

Nueva metodología para la estimación in situ del estado de salud de baterías para aplicaciones de ascensor = New methodology to on-site estimate the state of health of batteries for elevator applications

ARTICULO  |  Dyna. Vol. 94. Pp. 650-655. November,

Year: 2019

Author: IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI   ALACANO LOITI, ARGIÑE   AIZPURU LARRAÑAGA, IOSU   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   SÁNCHEZ MORÁN, ROBERTO   GIL, IÑIGO   GARMENDIA ELORZA, MAITANE  

Battery second life : Hype, hope or reality? A critical review of the state of the art

ARTICULO  |  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 93. Pp. 701-718. Elsevier. October,

Year: 2018  |  ISBN/ISSN: 13640321

Author: MARTÍNEZ LASERNA, EGOITZ   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   SARASKETA ZABALA, ELIXABET   BADEDA, J.   STROE, D. I.   SWIERCZYNSKI, M.  

Flexibilidad en distritos energía cero

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  8º Congreso Europeo sobre eficiencia energética y sostenibilidad en Arquitectura y urbanismo (EESAP). 1º Congreso Internacional sobre construcción avanzada (CICA). San Sebastián. 5-7 Julio,

Year: 2017

Author: AGUIRRE PEÑA, IMANOL   LARRINAGA BARRENECHEA, FELIX   ALTUNA ARANZASTI, ANE MIREN   RODRÍGUEZ ZARZA, JAVIER   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER  

Balancing Current and Efficiency Modelling of Single Switch Active Balancing Systems for Energy Storage Systems

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  Proceedings of PCIM Europe, International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. Nuremberg. 10-12 May. VDE,

Year: 2016  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9783800741861

Author: AIZPURU LARRAÑAGA, IOSU   IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI  

Comparative Study and Evaluation of Passive Balancing Against Single Switch Active Balancing Systems for Energy Storage Systems

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  Proceedings of the International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management (PCIM Europe). 10-12 May. Nuremberg. VDE,

Year: 2016  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9783800741861

Author: AIZPURU LARRAÑAGA, IOSU   IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   CANALES SEGADE, JOSE MARIA  

Working with students' diversity toward high-level skills by means of PBL

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  SEFI 42th Annual Conference. Educating engineers for Global Competitiveness. Birmingham. 15-19 September,

Year: 2014  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9782873520045

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   PEREZ LAZARE, JOSE MARIA   VELEZ DE MENDIZABAL GONZALEZ, IÑAKI   VELEZ DE MENDIZABAL GONZALEZ, IÑAKI   MUXIKA OLASAGASTI, EÑAUT  

DC versus AC in residential buildings: efficiency comparison

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  IEEE EUROCON. Zagreb. Pp. 1 - 5. 1-4 July,

Year: 2013  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9781467322300

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   CANALES SEGADE, JOSE MARIA   SANCHEZ, R.   ZUMETA, P.  

Frequency restoration in insular grids using Ultracaps ESS

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM). Pisa, 14-16 June. Pp. 1280-1285. Proceedings,

Year: 2010  |  ISBN/ISSN: Online 9781424479191

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   BARRENA BRUÑA, ION ANDONI   RODRÍGUEZ, MIGUEL ÁNGEL   CHIVITE, F. J.  

Active substation design to maximize DG integration

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  PowerTech Conference. Bucharest. 28 June-2 July,

Year: 2009  |  ISBN/ISSN: Online 9781424422357

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   BARRENA BRUÑA, ION ANDONI   RODRÍGUEZ VIDAL, MIGUEL ÁNGEL   ABAD BIAIN, GONZALO  

Benefits of distributed energy storage working in parallel to distributed energy resources

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'09).Valencia. 15-17 April. RE and PQJ, Vol. 1. Nº 7. Pp. 739-743. April,

Year: 2009

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   BARRENA BRUÑA, ION ANDONI   RODRÍGUEZ VIDAL, MIGUEL ÁNGEL   ABAD BIAIN, GONZALO  

Dynamic power flow tool development for low voltage networks analysis with high penetration level of distributed generation

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  International Conference On Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ'08). Santander. 11-14 March. RE and PQJ, Vol. 1. Nº 6. Pp. 324- 328. March,

Year: 2008  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9788461192908

Author: MILO URKIOLA, AITOR   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   RODRÍGUEZ VIDAL, MIGUEL ÁNGEL   MARTÍNEZ, A.  

Design of control strategies to improve grid integration in fixed speed wind energy systems with battery storage

COMUNICACION_CONGRESO  |  Proceedings of the International Conference On Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ'08). Santander. 11-14 March. RE and PQJ. Vol. 1. Nº 6. Pp. 493-499. March,

Year: 2008  |  ISBN/ISSN: 9788461188925

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER   MILO URKIOLA, AITOR   RODRÍGUEZ VIDAL, MIGUEL ÁNGEL   BINDNER, H.  

Nuevas herramientas para el diseño y control de redes de distribución híbridas ac/dc

COMPETITIVO

Start Date:  2018-03-01  |  End Date:  2019-12-31

Financing: Gobierno Vasco

Participation: FUNDACIÓN DEUSTO;FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION;IKERLAN, S.COOP.;INGETEAM R&D EUROPE, S.L.;MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE Mª ARIZMENDIARRIETA, S. COOP.

Author: ABAD BIAIN, GONZALO (INVEST)   ALACANO LOITI, ARGIÑE (INVEST)   BARRENA BRUÑA, JON ANDONI (INVEST)   Barrenetxea Iñarra, Manex (INVEST)   CANALES SEGADE, JOSE MARIA (INVEST)   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER (INVEST)   MILIKUA URZELAI, ARITZ (INVEST)   Unamuno Ruiz, Eneko (INVEST)  

11 Tecnologias Almacenamiento

CONTRATO

Start Date:  2018-01-01  |  End Date:  2018-12-31

Financing: Proyectos al exterior

Participation: ELECTRA VITORIA, S.COOP.;ORONA, S.COOP.

Author: CANALES SEGADE, JOSE MARIA (INVEST_PRINCIPAL)   GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER (INVEST)   IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI (INVEST)  

13 Vigia componentes y sistemas

CONTRATO

Start Date:  2018-01-01  |  End Date:  2018-12-31

Financing: Proyectos al exterior

Participation: ORONA, S.COOP.

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER (INVEST)  

Thesis made

Integración de la Generación Distribuida utilizando Sistemas de Almacenamiento de Energía

Reading date:  2011-05-05

Director: Jon Andoni Barrena Bruña

Author: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER  

Directed thesis

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Second Life Applications

Reading date:  2017-09-21

Author: Martinez Laserna, Egoitz

Director: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER  

Energy efficiency improvement of Li-ion battery packs via balancing techniques

Reading date:  2015-07-01

Author: Aizpuru Larrañaga, Iosu

Director: GOIKOETXEA ARANA, ANDER  

 

IRAOLA IRIONDO, UNAI

uiraola@mondragon.edu