LCA Analysis presented at 4th EERA workshop on “Sustainability Assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”

Energy Materials for Innovation – EM4I

4th EERA workshop & 1st AMPEA-E3S joint workshop on “Sustainability Assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition

Since the summer of 2021, the EERA network is hosting a workshop series on “Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I)”. The series, consisting in six workshops, covers the integral stages of materials research, from discovery to scale-up productions, device development, industrial integration and sustainability, as well as cross-cutting technologies supporting these actions.

The fourth of the series focuses on “Sustainability assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”. The workshop, with the participation of AMPEA-E3S researchers, aimed to develop mutual understanding of societal needs and technological advances and to foster new collaborations necessary for achieving the Clean Energy Transition.

The contribution presented by HyCARE’s researcher Mattia Costamagna at the workshop focused on case studies in which the Life Cycle Assessment methodology was used to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with the use of Metal Hydride technology. In fact, this technology represents an interesting and promising solution that can be used for the compression and storage of hydrogen.

Workshop with Italian Stakeholders

HyCARE participates to the event organized by BEST4Hy project

On 9th February, the BEST4Hy project has organized its first project’s workshop on HYDROGEN STORIES AND INNOVATION dedicated to the Italian stakeholders (STORIE DI IDROGENO E INNOVAZIONE: il progetto BEST4Hy condivide buone pratiche e opportunità delle tecnologie a idrogeno per le PMI).

The workshop aimed to discuss innovation and sustainability of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, sharing best practices and virtuous stories.

The HyCARE project have been invited to participate and contribute with the experiences, challenges and best practices developed during the three years of project. The project coordinator Prof. Marcello Baricco (University of Turin) shared the HyCARE project progresses on its innovative hydrogen storage system for renewable energy.

Cristina Maggi, as representative of the Italian hydrogen and fuel cells association (H2IT), gave an overview of the European and Italian hydrogen strategy, as well as the opportunities for hydrogen SMEs.

The workshop closed with a roundtable discussion on the needs, issues and opportunities for companies to use hydrogen production and storage technologies.