HyCARE Final Video released!

During the exhibition show in Paris, on 21 April 2023, the HyCARE Communication Team interviewed the Coordinator, the Partners and the invited speakers.

After the introduction and comment of the Project Coordinator, the opinion on the results achieved within the project was asked to CNRS, IFE, UNITO, FBK, Hereon and EnviPark – the academic bodies and research centers involved in HyCARE.

Then GKN, TecnoDelta, Stuehff and ENGIE reported their point of view on the involvement of enterprises in the EU projects, such as HyCARE

Finally, David Colomar – Project Coordinator of the COSMHYC Project, and Olivier Joubert – Director of the French Federation of Hydrogen Energy FRH2, were asked to express their idea on the synergies among projects and their importance to promote innovative results.

Let’s have a look at the video and check what they said!

HyCARE at the School of Physical Chemistry

The School of Physical Chemistry is a yearly event organised in Verbania and promoted by the “Divisione di Chimica Fisica della Società chimica Italiana” covering fundamentals and advanced topics in Physical Chemistry.

The School is addressed to Italian and foreign graduate and Ph.D. students, as well as to post-doc and young researchers. It consists of a five-days training of lectures provided by prominent scientists active in today’s research covering the field of nanostructures and nanomaterials, from synthetic approaches to advanced characterization methods, and giving the latest insights into up-to-date aspects and applications of nanostructured materials with special emphasis to nanocomposites, bio-nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysts, environmental, cultural heritage, and energy applications.

On Thusday 22 June 2023, Marcello Baricco – Coordinator of HyCARE Project and Professor at the Department of Chemistry and NIS (University of Turin) – gave the lesson “Nanomaterials for H2 storage”.

The lecture focused on the role of nanostructured materials and of interfaces on thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrogen storage materials. In particular, hydrogen absorption and desorption in metal and complex hydrides will be discussed. In order to lower the enthalpy of reaction, reactive hydride composites (RHC), consisting in combining two hydrides, will be also considered.

More information ca be retrieved in the abstract submitted, below.

More information on the event: https://sites.google.com/view/physchemschool/program

HyCARE presented at the Accademia delle Scienze of Turin

On the 7th of June 2023 at 4PM, a session of the of the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences took place in the Accademia delle Scienze of Turin.

The Academy of Science is a private body that since 1783 contributes to scientific progress, through the promotion of research, organisation of congresses, conventions, seminars, conferences. It maintains and increases a rich and important library and a historical archive where documents relating to the history of science and technology are kept.

During the session, a specific part was dedicated to the materials for managing hydrogen where Marcello Baricco and Livio Battezzati were invited to speak.

Baricco as HyCARE Coordinator spoke about the innovative technology developed within the HyCARE project!!

Prof.Baricco speaks about HyCARE at the AMT2023

On the 20th of June 2023, Prof. Marcello Baricco – Coordinator of HyCARE Project – held the lecture “Materials for hydrogen handling” during the plenary session as invited speaker in the Advanced Materials and Technologies Conference.

During the lecture, Baricco provided the audience with an overview on the current materials used for handling hydrogen, and reported that the HyCARE project developed an efficient metal hydride-based system for the storage of renewables energies, with a planned quantity of 50 kg of stored hydrogen.

Some information on the event:

The first Advanced Materials and Technologies Conference was held in 1961. The AMT’2023 follows this periodical event, organized every three years under the auspices of Polish Materials Science Society, which is a member of Federation of European Materials Society FEMS.

The AMT’2023 topics include the following five areas:

  • Functional and structural materials,
  • Advanced thermal, mechanical and chemical processing and surface engineering,
  • Materials characterization and modeling,
  • Materials applications: materials for transportation, materials for electronic, biomaterials and bioengineering, materials for energy,
  • Young researchers – Advanced materials and technologies.

More information at: https://amt2023.polsl.pl/general-information/

More information on the speakers https://amt2023.polsl.pl/invited-and-plenary-lectures/ and the agenda https://amt2023.polsl.pl/agenda/

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon represented HyCARE in the Hannover Messe

Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH is partner to the HyCARE Project where provides simulations and testing for the HyCARE demonstration plant. The centre is active in the research fields of materials and coastal research. In terms of hydrogen technology, Hereon focuses on the study of hydrogen storage materials and composites, on the production processes and on the developing prototypes.

Jose Bellosta von Colbe, Senior scientist at Hereon, represented the HyCARE Project in the discussion panel “Hydrogen Distribution & Storage: the Cornerstone of the Future European Hydrogen Economy” at the HANNOVER MESSE, on 17 April 2023.

The panel was moderated by Jean Bergevin, Head of the Hydrogen Taskforce of the European Union, and saw the participation of Jose Bellosta von Colbe (Hereon), Bert Kwietet (Gasunie), Arnaud Reveillere (Geostock) and Ralf Ott (Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies). The focus was the challenges and opportunities for the hydrogen infrastructure in Europe.

The event was supported by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership in collaboration with the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

Read more about the panel at this link.

Check here the agenda of the fair: https://www.hannovermesse.de/en/

GKN and Stühff presented HyCARE during the Spring School Hydrogen Technology!

The “Spring School Hydrogen Technology” took place from 27th to 31st of March 2023 in Lauenburg, and saw the participation of 50 participants among master and PhD students, interested in learning about the whole process chain, starting from hydrogen production over storage and transport to end use and applications. 42 speakers from industry and research presented the whole range of the hydrogen economy and fostered intensive discussions.

Among the speakers there were also HyCARE Partners who mentioned HyCARE and the developments of their activities!

On Wednesday, 28th of March, Mirko Ante from GKN Hydrogen presented “Applications for Metal Hydrides”, while on Thursday, 30th March, Holger Stühff from Stühff GmbH give the presentation entitled “Metal hydride hydrogen storage systems – a sustainable business model? The Development of a Coppersmith into a Hydrogen Tank Manufacturer” will present his company as a kind of startup in the hydrogen field.

The event has been organized by the HyCARE Partner Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, together with the DLR Institute of Maritime Energy Systems in Geesthacht, the DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems in Oldenburg, and the FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences in Heide.

Be ready for the next edition!

Read the entire news at this link!

Link to the Spring School website, at this link

HyCARE Exhibition Show is approaching!

On 21 April 2023, the Partners of HyCARE Project will meet in Paris at ENGIE Lab CRIGEN!

The French corporate R&D center of the ENGIE Group hosts the demonstration plant, where the Consortium will finally meet again in person in occasion of the event “The HyCARE system. Opportunities and challenges of the energy storage sector“.

The rich agenda include presentations of the activities done and results obtained during the project, as well as the description of the next and final steps before the end of the project, which will be in July 2023.

The agenda also see the participation of other European projects, which have been invited to present their technologies and foster future collaborations within common innovative sectors, and a panel discussion among well-known hydrogen associations!

Are we too misterious? We are not going to reveal too much.. it will be a surprise!

What is certain is that the invited participants will have the opportunity to see the HyCARE demonstrator and visit the laboratiories of ENGIE Lab CRIGEN!

Stay tuned!

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.


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.