HyCARE results presented at the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Conference 2021

Our PhD student Jussara Barale presented her research activities on the characterisation of the HyCARE’s alloy at the EFC21 conference. Her presentation was entitled “Industrial production and characterization of TiFe0.85Mn0.05 alloy for a large -scale hydrogen storage plant” and was part of the session on Hydrogen Storage.

More details on her research will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more information, visit www.europeanfuelcell.it

HyCARE 7th Project Meeting in Geesthacht

HyCARE Consortium

The HyCARE Consortium met at Hereon in Germany on December 13 and 14, 2021. The meeting has been crucial to align on the development activities of the HyCare system, which is currently under assembly at Stühff GmbH in Geestacht, Germany.

The coming year will be the final one for the HyCARE project. The system prototype will be finalized and it will be transferred to Engie Lab Criegen for testing and validation. The Hycare tank is expected to store up to 40 kg of hydrogen via metal hydrides. The main innovation is the use of Phase Changing Materials to activate the hydrogen absorption and desorption at high efficiency and low pressure (30 bars).

More information will be published in the 3rd Project Newsletter that will be released by the end of the year.

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HyCARE presents results at the FCH JU Programme Review Days 2021

The HyCARE project has been presented at the FCH JU Programme Review Days 2021, the final events of the European Hydrogen Week. The project coordinator Marcello Baricco presented the latest achievements of the project and explained the novelty of combining Phase Changing Materials (PCM) and metal hydrides for low-pressure hydrogen storage.

The HyCARE system is currently under assembly at Stühff (Germany). During the second half of the project, the system will be completed and shipped to Engie Labs in Paris. It will be operated for over a six-months period to test and validate the system.

HyCARE will participate to the FCH JU Programme Review Days

On December 2 at 4 pm, our coordinator Marcello Baricco will present the progress of the HyCARE project in the Panel Session on “H2 Distribution and Storage/Carriers” at the FCH JU Programme Review Days.

This two-days event will kick-close the EU Hydrogen week and, following the tradition of the past 11 years, will provide an excellent visibility platform for more than 60 projects currently on-going under FCH JU.

More than 53 selected projects and initiatives will have the opportunity to present their progress, obtain feedback, exchange ideas and best practices on the latest technological developments in the sector. Throughout the entire event we will also make available for download scientific posters for all FCH JU funded projects.

Join us on 2 and 3 December to hear Europe’s leading hydrogen projects and discover updates about the technology!

Download the agenda at this link.

Dr. Cuevas @ the 4th Energy Future Conference

HyCARE researcher Fermin Cuevas has participated as academic speakers to the 4th Energy Future Conference organized by the Australian UNSW Energy Institute. The conference brought together scientists, engineers, academia, investors, industry, and policymakers to discuss the Emerging technologies across hydrogen value chain from hydrogen production and conversion, storage, distribution, safety and standards, applications, as well as unseen challenges associated with establishing the Hydrogen economy including environmental issues, water supply as well as social acceptance.

During the Conference, Cuevas presented his work related to the alloy design, tuning to thermodynamic operation conditions, activation and kinetic issues, as well as to cycling stability, resistance to impurities and limited use of raw critical materials.

Please, find here the abstract of Dr. Cueva’s speach.

Dr. De Matteis presents her results on TiFe- substituted intermetallic at New Times Conference

HyCARE’s researcher Erika De Matteis presented her research on “TiFe- substituted intermetallic for large-scale stationary hydrogen storage at the international conference “New Times – New Trends in Materials Science and Engineering 1st International Virtual Conference“. This virtual meeting aimed at providing a forum on new trends on materials science and engineering from the Italian community and beyond. The scope was to gather engineers, physicists, chemists and materials scientists working on innovative materials and their applications.

HyCARE at 5th Hydrogen Technologies Congress

Dr. De Matteis has presented her HyCARE’s research activities on the optimal alloy composition for the HyCARE system. Her presentation on “Fundamental hydrogen storage properties of TiFe-alloy with partial substitution of Fe by Ti and Mn” provided an overview of the main results of the experimental activities conducted in collaboration with CNRS and HEREON.

For more information, please visit the Hydrogen Technologies Congress website at this link.

Hereon Summer Simulation Seminar

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon in cooperation with the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg organizes a two-part Seminar on Simulation. The webinar will be held online between May and June 2021:

  • Part 1: Atomistic Simulations and Thermodynamic Modelling May 7th, 2021
  • Part 2: Application-Oriented Simulations June 4th, 202

The webinar is free and it will be hosted on Zoom.

To access the seminar, please visit this page.

Webinar Master Course Autonoma University Madrid

Fermin Cuevas (CNRS) hold a webinar on the HyCARE research activity related to TiFe intermetallics for large-scale stationary hydrogen storage. The webinar involved 15 students of the Master de Energías y Combustibles para el Futuro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

The webinar presented the HyCARE project and described the tailoring and optimization of the allow composition for hydrogen storage performed by CNRS. It explained the R&D activities which inlude alloy design, tuning to thermodynamic operational conditions, activation and kinetic issues, as well as cycling stability, resistance to impurities and limited use of raw critical materials.

For more information, please click on this link.

Stocker l’hydrogène dans des matériauz: du laboratoire à l’application

Fermin Cuevas, Research Director of CNRS, has presented the HyCARE project in the launch event of the French Research network on hydrogen research. Cuevas’ presentation focused on the HyCARE’s journey: from laboratory research on the properties of alloys, through characterization and production of metal hydrides and PCM in collaboration with European laboratories and SMEs, to final application for hydrogen storage by ENGIE in Paris.

For more information, please go to the Fédération de Recherche “hydrogène” du CNRS