Renewable energy: the golden age of hydrogen

Green, blue, grey: the colors of hydrogen for building the energy transition in Europe. Hydrogen plays a key role in the decarbonization strategies of Germany, France, the Netherland, and Portugal. The 2050 scenarios of the International Renewable Energy Agency forecast that 6% of energy consumption will be related to green hydrogen.

The article (Italian) by Maurizio Bongioanni on Renewable Matter describes the perspectives and challenges for the development of the hydrogen value chain in Italy and Europe. Prof. Baricco presents HyCARE as an innovative storage technology for building the energy transition based on hydrogen. The use of metal hydrides and phase changing materials can makes HyCARE a suitable and sustainable technology for mid-size stationary storage of renewables.

Discover more here.

CNRS Hydrogen Research Federation: Launch Event

Our partner CNRS is glad to launch the French Hydrogen Research Federation. The launch event will take place online on 9th of March 2021, from 9 am to 12 am.

The FRH2 federation brings together more than 270 scientists who are experts in the hydrogen field and who work in cutting-edge CNRS laboratories with their academic and industrial partners. It positions the CNRS as an essential link in R&D to promote innovative multidisciplinary projects, the main objectives of which are to remove scientific barriers and propose technological breakthroughs. 

The inaugural event of FRH2 is an opportunity to present to all the players in the sector, the teams and the research activities carried out in the large “energy” landscape of the CNRS.

For more information and information, please click on this link.

Giovanni Capruso is the researcher in the “Monthly Picture” of Helmoltz Zentrums Geesthacht (HZG)

The February edition of the Holmoltz Klima Initiative Newsletter focuses on hydrogen research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre (HZG). The newsletter reports the activities of HyCARE’s researcher Giovanni Capruso for the simulation of the loading and unloading cycles in the HyCARE’s storage tank.

In the “picture of the month”, Giovanni is depicted while performing his research on the HyCARE system. Giovanni’s work is key to setup and validate the thermo-chemical physical model of the HyCARE’s prototype and for the analysis of temperature and pressure parameters in the storage cycles with metal hydrides.

Find out more in the Newsletter N°5 of the Helmholtz-Klima-Initiative (in German).

Credits: HZG/Christian Schmid

HyCARE’s 5th Project Meeting Online

On Thursday 21, January 2021, the HyCARE’s Project Meeting took place online. It has been an important meeting to define the next steps for starting the construction of the HyCARE’s full prototype. Although the COVID-pandemic has slowed down some activities, the project is proceeding well thanks to the great management of UniTo and the excellent collaboration among partners.

2021 will be a key year for HyCARE. Keep following us!

HyCARE wins Second Prize @ First Poster Competition on Materials Science

Our researcher Erika De Matteis won the second prize at the First Poster Competition on Material Science organized by  Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) . The competition aimed to combine the convenient communication medium of posters with the platform of the Internet to create a broader, more flexible manner of academic sharing.

View the HyCARE poster and leave your comments at: https://sciforum.net/conference/PCMS

HyCARE @ SHARPER 2020

SHARPER stands for “SHAring Researchers’ Passions for Evidences and Resilience” . SHARPER is one of the 7 projects financed by the European Commission for organizing in Italy the Night of the Researchers in 2020.

SHARPER is taking place on the 27th of Novembre 2020 in the cities of Ancona, Cagliari, Camerino, Catania, L’Aquila, Macerata, Nuoro, Palermo, Pavia, Perugia, Terni, Torino e Trieste to share with citizens the passion, the challenges and the joy of being a researcher in Europe .

HyCARE is participating to the edition in Torino with three activities (Italian only):

  1. Finestre sulla Ricerca with the HyCARE’s video;
  2. Live Chat, on Friday, November 27 from 16.30 to 17.30;
  3. Good Morning Torino, with a programe dedicated to students at high-schools. The “Hydrogen Rally” will engage students in an experiment to understand how hydrogen can be produced and stored.

For more information, please write to the HyCARE’s team at hycare@hycare-project.eu.

HyCARE in the September Newsletter of FCH JU

The September edition of the FCH JU’s Newsletter reports the significant growth of the hydrogen sector in Europe and the impressive innovation in hydrogen production and storage technologies. HyCARE appears as one of the innovative programs finance by FCH JU for improving hydrogen storage at sustainable conditions. In fact, HyCARE will demonstrate a 50 kg hydrogen storage system based on metal hydrades operating at low pressure and low temperature.

HyCARE Project Meeting #4

The HyCARE consortium met online today (3rd of July 2020) to discuss about the state-of-the-art in the development of the HyCARE’s system. Although the COVID-19 has slowed down the activities, the Consortium has made very good progress in the investigation of the expansion behavior of the hydride pellets and in the optimization of the heat exchange and planning of the control strategy.

Find out more in our second newsletter that will be out soon!

Subscribe here: https://hycare-project.eu/newsletter/

HIT talks about HyCARE

The Italian Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells published a dedicated page on the HyCARE project. The goal is to increase the visibility of the HyCARE project in order to build synergies with other projects in the hydrogen storage sector. If you are interested in the HyCARE project, write to us and we will come back to you with detailed information.

Find out more at https://www.h2it.it/project/3096/ (Italian only)