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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Advanced Technologies for Energy Production and Storage & Energy Cycles


SchoolChemical and Environmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
DirectionChemical Engineering
Course IDCHE 313Semester5th
Course CategoryElective
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures and Tutorials

T=3, E=1, L=0

Course TypeScientific area
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URL 



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts and principles of energy production and storage systems.
  • Recognize the most important technologies for energy storage in various forms (thermal, electrical, etc.).
  • Distinguish the comparative advantages per technology and its applications on a case by case basis and understands the basic concepts of technical and economic parameters with a comparison of cost and efficiency as well as energy cycles.
  • Use technical calculations necessary for the sizing and design of energy production and storage systems.
  • Estimate energy storage requirements depending on the application.
  • Design energy storage systems and energy cycles.
  • Monitor technical and economic parameters in energy production and storage technologies.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Review, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in interdisciplinary environment
  • Environmental protection


  1. Comparison of power generation systems. Energy, environmental, economic criteria. Definitions (primary, final energy).
  2. Electricity and heat transmission systems. High, medium, low voltage. District heating.
  3. Classification of storage systems (uses, classification of systems). Demand for storage in buildings, transport and chemical industry (energy and fuel supply, model change).
  4. Power storage (Capacitors - Hypercapacitors, superconducting electromagnetic storage systems).
  5. Electrochemical systems (lead-acid, nickel, lithium, sodium-sulfur, redox batteries). Chemical storage (electrolysis, methanisation and chemical synthesis, gasification, liquefaction)
  6. Mechanical storage (gases, liquids, solids).
  7. Flywheel installations.
  8. Pump storage systems.
  9. Heat storage technologies (sensible and latent heat storage, thermochemical-thermal storage, thermophysical properties and material requirements).
  10. Thermochemical storage (Materials, design).
  11. Comparison of systems.
  12. Overview of technical and financial parameters.
  13. Comparison of costs, efficiency levels and energy cycles.


Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
- Lectures39
- Tutorials13
- Projects13
- Autonomous study10
Course Total75

Assessment Method

Ι. Written final examination (70%).

  • Questions of theoretical knowledge.
  • Problems to be resolved.
ΙΙ. Project (30%).


  • Handbook of Energy Storage (2019) Handbook of Energy Storage. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-55504-0.
  • Hirscher, M. (2010) Handbook of Hydrogen Storage: New Materials for Future Energy Storage, Handbook of Hydrogen Storage: New Materials for Future Energy Storage. doi: 10.1002/9783527629800.
  • Jacobson, M. Z. (2020) 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything, 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything. doi: 10.1017/9781108786713.
  • Sterner, M. and Stadler, I. (2019) Handbook of Energy Storage - Demand, Technologies, Integration, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Course Instructor:Professor T. Tsoutsos (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures:Professor T. Tsoutsos (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:Professor T. Tsoutsos (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: