New HyCARE scientific paper just released!

HyCARE’s researchers of the University Of Turin  (Italy), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), the Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH (Germany), together with the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway) published the results of the analysis of neutron diffraction data.

Abstract:

Hydrogen is an efficient energy carrier that can be produced from renewable sources, enabling the transition towards CO2-free energy. Hydrogen can be stored for a long period in the solid-state, with suitable alloys. Ti-rich TiFe0.90 compound exhibits a mild activation process for the first hydrogenation, and Ti(Fe,Mn)0.90 substituted alloys can lead to the fine tuning of equilibrium pressure as a function of the final application. In this study, the crystal structure of TiFe(0.90-x)Mnx alloys (x = 0, 0.05 and 0.10) and their deuterides has been determined by in-situ neutron diffraction, while recording Pressure-Composition Isotherms at room temperature. The investigation aims at analysing the influence of Mn for Fe substitution in Ti-rich Ti(Fe,Mn)0.90 alloys on structural properties during reversible deuterium loading, which is still unsolved and seldom explored. After activation, samples have been transferred into custom-made stainless-steel and aluminium alloy cells used for in-situ neutron diffraction experiments during deuterium loading at ILL and ISIS neutron facilities, respectively. The study enables remarkable understanding on hydrogen storage, basic structural knowledge, and support to the industrial application of TiFe-type alloys for integrated hydrogen tank in energy storage systems by determining the volume expansion during deuteration. Furthermore, the study demonstrates that different contents of Mn do not significantly change the volumetric expansion during phase transitions, affecting only the deuterium content for the γ phase and the cell evolution for the β phase. The study confirms that the deuterated structures of the γ phase upon absorption, β and α phase upon desorption, correspond to S.G. Cmmm, P2221 and Pm-3m, respectively.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.06.295

The article is available in Open access at this link.

FBK and ENGIE researchers in Hamburg for the system FAT

On November 8, several researchers from Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK and ENGIE travelled to Hamburg to visit Stühff GmbH, the company in charge of realizing the system integration for HyCARE project.

The main purpose of the business trip was to realise the Factory Acceptance Test (i.e. FAT) on the system. The test aimed at giving the green light to transfer the tank to Paris, at ENGIE Lab Crigen, a research and operational expertise center, in a Living Lab where innovative energy storage solutions are explored.

The FAT consisted in (i) the revision of the installation according to the P&ID – by ENGIE and Stühff GmbH, (ii) the realisation of the leakage test – by ENGIE and Stühff GmbH, (iii) the evaluation of the correct functioning of critical alarms – by FBK, ENGIE and Stühff GmbH, and finally (iv) the check on the correct functioning of the state machine and of the control loops – by FBK, ENGIE and Stühff GmbH.

On this occasion, the project partners had the chance to work together, exchange views and strenghten relationship.

HyCARE represented at the MH2022

Prof Paola Rizzi, from the Department Of Chemistry at the University of Torino (Italy) focused on the study of advanced materials for hydrogen storage and of hydrides for solid state hydrogen compression.

Prof. Rizzi participated as invited speaker at the 17th International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen System, with the presentation “HyCARE project: hydrogen storage from lab to industrial scale“.

MH2022 is the most important International conference on metal hydrides and took place in Perth, Western Australia, from October 30 to November 4, 2022.

Read the programme here. More information on the conference, at this link.

Hydrogen Week 2022: two HyCARE researchers awarded!

Every year, the international and non-profit association Hydrogen Europe Research organises a competition that aims at rewarding and give visibility to the work of young researchers, who have personally contributed to a hydrogen-related project.

The initiative wishes to encourage the involvement of students and researchers in the Clean Hydrogen Partnership projects, and attract young talents to work in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.

This year, the Award Cerimony took place in Brussels during the European Hydrogen Week, the biggest annual event dedicated to hydrogen.

Erika Michela Dematteis, researcher at the University of Turin (Italy) won the title of Best Researcher of the Year.

Michele Bolognese, researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy) received the Young Scientist Award 2022.

 

Il Sole 24 ORE writes about HyCARE

“Idrogeno verde, lo stoccaggio trova nuove vie sostenibili” is the title of the article that was published well-known Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 ORE.

Following a brief introduction on the hydrogen characteristics and potential, the article draws the attention on the metal hybrid which can solve the on the issues that are often encountered through the storage process.

In this occasion, the articles indicates the project HyCARE and outlines the studies that are being done on the metal hybrid and the sustainable storage solutions explored by the project.

Read the article here: https://www.ilsole24ore.com

HyCARE on Tech4Future

A new article is now in the Tech4Future online Italian magazine: “Stoccaggio idrogeno: le tecnologie per renderlo più sostenibile (Hydrogen storage: technologies to make it more sustainable)”.

The hydrogen storage is a process which is capturing attention due to the crucial role that it might have to develop this energy carrier, and contribute to solving fundamental questions and boosting the sustainability of the entire hydrogen system.

In the article, the research group from Università degli Studi di Torino explains the main project objectives and results, focusing on the metal hydrides potentials.

Read the article online, at this link.

HyCARE poster presented at the event “INSTM al servizio del sistema produttivo e della società”

Erika Michela Dematteis presented the hydrogen storage tank developed within HYCARE project at the online event “INSTM al servizio del sistema produttivo e della società”, which tool place last 13th of October.

The conference was organised by INSTM Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, and was connected to the at the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development of Regione Lombardia.

More information on the INSTM event here.

Download of the poster in the Poster Session, at this link.

Will hydrogen save the planet?

Erika Michela Dematteis, researcher at the University of Turin, tried to reply to this question, in occasion of the Park Festival in Monza.

The event took place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of September 2022, gathered numerous associations and institution that organised a moltitude of activities which space from artistic performances and guided tours to laboratories, workshops and meetings.

Erika M. Dematteis gave the presentation “Will hydrogen save the world?” as part of the Sustainability section of the Festival.

Read more about the Park Festival at this link.

HyCARE Master Student receives the “German Renewables Award 2022”

On the 24th of August 2022, the official cerimony of the German Renewables Award took place at Altonaer Kaispeicher in Hamburg (Germany).

The initiative of the Renewable Energy Cluster Agency (EEHH) aims to “honour individuals and companies who are advancing the energy transition with novel products and projects”. The awards are presented annually in several categories: Project of the Year, Product Innovation, Student Work, Hydrogen Innovation of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Best Media Work.

Patrick Kloss, Master’s graduate at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, won the award in the “Student Work of the Year” category for his master thesis entitled “Development of a digital model of a stationary hydrogen storage tank based on room temperature (TiFe) hydride”, which was pursued in the broad frame of HyCARE project.

More information here (DE) and at this link (EN).