Batteries for Energy Storage - Energy Engineering

Batteries for Energy Storage

Project Name

Battery Energy Storage Systems Development Based on Nanotechnology Implementation and Smart Management System Design 

The FacultyEnergy Engineering
Project start date24/12/2020
Duration of the project2 years
Funding value133600 l.e
DonorScience and Technology Development Fund
Principal InvestigatorDr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Muhammad Moawad 

Project to build batteries as a form of energy storage using nanotechnology and intelligent management design:

Benban power station is one example of how Egypt may utilize this renewable energy in the sector of electric power generation, as Egypt is known for its bright weather and strong winds.

The way to obtain sustainable and clean energy sources is through the integration of renewable energy resources into sophisticated networks. However, due to some common issues that arise in these networks, such as the irregular and unstable nature of renewable energy generation, it is necessary to integrate some additional auxiliary elements in order to address these issues.

The use of batteries as energy storage systems is one of the more promising solutions because it has the potential to enhance distribution network management, increase efficiency, and boast energy supply security. However, the high investment cost and short life of batteries are fundamental problems that prevent batteries from being used to their full potential in electricity generation networks.

A lot of recent research has been focused on enhancing the performance of batteries as energy storage systems by improving their manufacturing techniques and developing management systems. Batteries are a key component in the application of electric vehicles (EVs), particularly with the growing worries regarding greenhouse gas emissions, rising fuel prices, and the expectation that oil will run out in the near future.

Benban Solar Energy Complex in Aswan

This research proposes a smart system for controlling batteries and promotes nanotechnology as a new technique for constructing batteries as energy storage devices. There are several ways to increase the cycle life of batteries, including adding electrolyte additives or changing the cathode or anode material’s composition.

As we may minimize the various resistances present in the cells, the resistance that restricts the charging and discharging rates must be reduced to increase the energy capacity of the cells in order to create high-energy batteries. As the length of the electrodes is increased at a given temperature, using electrodes made with high efficiency will result in cells with reduced resistance for the same electrode material. This is due to the fact that the resistance is directly proportional to the electrodes’ thickness and inversely directly related to their area when the same volume of cells is packed.

The electrochemical performance and thermal safety of commercial batteries can be enhanced, as demonstrated by the experimental data presented in this project. On the basis of a thorough and in-depth investigation, we suggest a model account for both earlier findings and recent events.

Finally, it can be claimed that the main goals of this project are to obtain a model based on nanotechnology, as well as to create an efficient system for the intelligent or optimal management of batteries as energy storage systems and construct an electrical circuit for this purpose.

Batteries Applications as Energy Storage System

-Enhancing Egyptian staff’s scientific capabilities.

-Increasing the capacity of higher education institutions in Egypt

-The creation of innovative battery management methods

-Improving the manufacture of batteries for energy storage devices through real experience

-Supplying fresh resources derived from clean energy in an effort to address the issue of energy scarcity that most nations, including Egypt, face.

-Raising the standard for research into battery technology for use in energy management and storage systems.

-A reliable supply of electricity might encourage business and industrial ventures that benefit smart microgrid applications and electric vehicle technology.

-Learn how to conduct scientific research to address a genuine issue.

-Publishing a portion of the project’s results to international journals and conferences.

-Presentation of a nanotechnology-based battery prototype for storage systems.

-New clever battery management system design.

-Developing new sources of clean energy in an effort to address the issue of energy scarcity that most nations, including Egypt, may experience.

-Publishing scholarly papers in journals and conferences around the world.

-Addressing environmental issues.

-Raising the standard for research into battery technology for use in energy management and storage systems.

-Learn how to conduct scientific research to address a genuine issue.

-Promoting collaborative research with industry.


Cairo University

   Suez Canal University

     Ain Shams University
Aswan University
    Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology

  South Valley Egyptian Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope)
        New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)

University of Bologna – Italy

        University of Valladolid _ Spain

University of Zagreb_Croatia

 Associated Partners:





  1. Jacklyn S. Same, A. El-Tayeb, Ibrahim Moukhtar, Esam H. Abdelhameed, Adel Z. El-Dein, Effect of Thermal Parameters on Behaviour of A Lithium-Ion Battery: Simulation Study, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 17(2022) Article ID: 220951, DOI: 10.20964/2022.09.65.


  1. Marwa Mahmoud Hamed, A. El-Tayeb, Ibrahim Moukhtar, A.Z. El Dein, Esam H. Abdelhameed; A review on recent key technologies of lithium-ion battery thermal management: External cooling systems, Results in Engineering, Volume 16, 2022 100703, ISSN 2590-1230,


The Project’s Funder:

STDF – Science and Technology Development Fund

For Contacting:

Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb Mohamed Moawad Khalil – Project’s Lead Researcher


Tel: 00201099074051

Dr. Ibrahim Mukhtar Abdel Gawad – Project’s Assistant Researcher


Tel: 00201129797097