Solvay Research & Innovation
Advanced Research, Technology and Innovation
Architected Materials and Coatings
Project Coordinator: Mr. Fernand Gauthy
TEL: +32 2 264 33 30 SOLVAY S.A., Rue de Ransbeek 310, B-1120 BRUSSELS (Belgium)

An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,000 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of € 12.4 bn in 2015, with 90% made from activities where it ranks among the world’s top 3 players. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on EURONEXT in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR).

The Architected Materials and Coating (AMC) advanced laboratory is a part of the corporate R&I Function. This advanced laboratory provides solutions involving competencies in coating technologies, Energy storage devices, nanotechnologies, polymer composites and molecular modeling.

SOLVAY is a technology partner of the Solar Impulse project, where it contributes to 25 different applications, mainly in the 3 main applications of energy system, structure and weight reduction.


Poznan University of Technology
Professor Elzbieta Frackowiak
Sq. M. Sklodowska-Curie 5, 60 965 Poznan, Poland Tel. ++48 61 665 3632

 The Poznan University of Technology, located in Poznan, is one of the leading technical universities in Poland. The university comprises 9 faculties, over 1.000 academic teachers, and 20.000 students. The team of the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry ICTE) – Division of Applied Electrochemistry, is a partner in the Energy Caps project.The research group has a long term tradition in energy storage relating to different types of chemical power sources and developed a special expertise in the electrochemical characterization of supercapacitors (functioning, performances and lifetime).Other topics of interest are the synthesis of nanocomposites with graphenes, conducting polymers, oxides and metallic films/particles, the chemical and physical activation of carbon materials, the electrochemical modification of carbon materials, and investigation of laboratory models of power sources (determination of main parameters such as capacity, cyclabilty, self-discharge ….).

Yunasko-Ukraine LLC

Yunasko-Ukraine LLC
Dr. Yurii Maletin
Tel: +380 44 229 889313 General Naumov street Kyiv 03164, Ukraine

YUNASKO-UKRAINE is a Ukrainian SME, based in Kyiv, developing and manufacturing high-power ultracapacitors and offering ultracapacitor-based solutions for a wide variety of clients and business segments (transportation, industrial energy generation and power supply, consumer electronics). The YUNASKO-UKRAINE development team has been conducting research in the field of ultracapacitors for more than 17 years. YUNASKO launched a pilot plant which produces small series of ultracapacitors for testing by current and future customers and partners.The company holds several patents and patent applications on ultracapacitor technology and parts. 70+ persons are working in the company; mainly scientific researchers (7 PhDs), electrical and mechanical engineers, skilled workers and assemblers.


Dr. Farouk Tedjar
Tel: +33 4 76 77 43 97 Rue de la Métallurgie 38420 Domene, France

Expanded from Grenoble Polytechnic National Institute and created in 1993, RECUPYL SAS is a worldwide company of eco-technology. Specialized in recycling and treatment of industrial waste, RECUPYL developed processes based on engineering of hydrometal industry. These processes are sized for high recycling rates with no CO2 emissions and low energy consumption. This activity led to a portfolio of 10 patents in recycling of industrial wastes including primary and secondary batteries. These technologies are now mature and several are already licensed in UK, Spain, Singapore, Poland and recently USA (Michigan). The RECUPYL technology, based on the hydrometal industry, was successfully applied to others products at the end of life targeting always strategic metals or compounds. The company has been named in the 2010 Global Cleantech 100 group of companies, recognizing the most promising clean-technologies companies around the world.The company has competence and expertise in recycling and end-of-life management moving from scraps to raw materials (mainly for hazardous and/or strategic materials; eco-conception for easy and safe dismantling used batteries allowing a final product with the label DESIGN FOR RECYCLING; and mineral characterization (XRD, SEM, Raman Spectroscopy). RECUPYL SAS is equipped with the whole mechanical unit (shredding, sieving, magnetic separation, dust extraction, gas treatment); the operation unit for pilot testing (chemical washing, leaching, purification, filtration, electrolysis, water treatment); ICP, atomic absorption for direct analysis and a rotary evaporator.

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD)
Professor ViachesIav Barsukov
Nemirovich-Danchenko Street 2, Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine

The Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, founded in 1930, is a higher education institution of the 4-th level located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The University is made up of 11000 students and 800 academic members working on innovative research for textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries via 6 faculties.

The team involved for the purpose of the Energy Caps project is part of the Department of Electrochemical Power Engineering & Chemistry. The research activities are related to fundamental and applied electrochemical investigations and developments, in the fields of electronically conducting polymers, novel composites based on graphite and carbonaceous materials, non-noble metal catalysts and other promised materials for many types of batteries. The Department is well equipped with all necessary equipment for the R&D of novel materials for batteries, fuel cells, super capacitors, different electrochemical reactors and cells.