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Renewable energy and the storage challenge

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  00:15:51  2013  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

With the short-term depletion of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, coal, etc...) and the deterioration of our environment looming, the use of renewable power sources is becoming essential. The energy transition has thus become one of the major technological and scientific challenges of the 21st century, with non-carbon renewable power sources representing a major alternative to fossil fuels. However, their exceptional potential is strongly offset by the storage problems caused by the intermittent nature of their production. Storing this energy remains an essential step. CNRS researchers are at the heart of the development of these storage systems, a real technological challenge. Some of them elaborate on their research, its potential and limitations.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : BENSADOUN Sophie
Audiovisual processLive shots. Use of stock shots and photographs.
Live sounds. Voice-over. Musics (David-Roberts, Christof Déjean).

PersonnalitiesBRAULT Pascal(GREMI, UMR CNRS et Univ. d'Orléans, Orléans); PY Xavier(PROMES, UPR CNRS et Univ. Perpignan, Font Romeu Odeillo); DIDIERJEAN Sophie(LEMTA, UMR CNRS et Univ. de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy); POURCELLY Gérald(IEM, UMR CNRS, Ecole Nat Sup de Chimie Montpellier et Univ. Montpellier2, Montpellier); DE RANGO Patricia(Institut NÉEL, UPR CNRS, Grenoble)
NotesGREMI : Groupe de Recherches sur l ’ Energétique des Milieux Ionisés.
PROMES : Laboratoire Procédés, Matériaux et Energie Solaire.
LEMTA : Laboratoire d ’ Energétique et de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée.
IEM : Institut Européen des Membranes
NEEL : Institut Néel



Technical Sheet
Item No.4154
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
LaboratoryUPR2940 ; UPR8521 ; UMR7344 ; UMR7563 ; UMR5635