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.

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 8th project meeting

The HyCARE Consortium gathered online for a short update of the activities before the summer. The HyCARE team is continuing the assembly of the 40 kg hydrogen storage tank based on metal hydrides (MH) and phase changing materials (PCM). The HyCARE tank is currently at the workshop of Stühff, in Germany. In spite of the challenges caused by international shortages of micro-electronic components, the HyCARE tank is close to finalization. In early autumn, it will be transferred to ENGIE Lab CRIGEN in Paris, where it will be installed, tested and validated. 

Keep following the project for the future development and finalisation of the HyCARE’s tank in the next months!

HyCARE presented at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Istanbul

At the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC 22) in Istanbul, Jussara Barale (University of Turin) presents the work performed on the prototype of the final HyCARE demonstrator, highlighting the best operative conditions to properly manage the heat of reaction at the MH tank by the PCM module.

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference bring together international communities to share experience on global activities in the field of hydrogen energy systems for a sustainable future. The dissemination of knowledge on hydrogen energy will foster interest in the new scientific and technological activities.

For more information, visit WHEC22 website.

International workshop on Hydrides and Energy Storage in tribute to Michel Latroche

Michel Latroche, internationally recognized as a pillar of the hydride community, and more generally of research on the fundamental properties of materials for energy applications, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2021. Michel Latroche was the WP2 leader of the HyCARE project. His work was very important to guide the characterization of powder and pellets produced for the HyCARE system. The international day, which aims to outline the broad panorama of his research interests, is dedicated to his memory. It took place on Monday, June 13 at the ICMPE auditorium in Thiais.

Michel Latroche’s research activities have been mainly devoted to the study of alloys, intermetallic compounds, rare earths and porous materials having the property of reacting with hydrogen to form various compounds with remarkable structural, thermodynamic, physical and electrochemical properties. These hydrogenated materials are attracting ever-increasing interest, both fundamentally and applied. Indeed, they are able to store hydrogen and its isotopes under tuneable pressure and temperature conditions. They are currently used as electrode materials in commercial Ni-MH batteries and are being considered as electrode and electrolyte materials for future generations of Li-ion batteries

During the workshop, HyCARE’s coordinator Marcello Baricco presented the project, highlighting the key contribution of Latroche in the project.

For more information, visit the workshop page.

HyCARE participated to the 2nd Reunion Plenieres de la Fédération (FRH2) du CNRS

HyCARE project coordinator Marcello Baricco participated to the 2nd FRH2 meeting organized by CNRS in Aussois (France). The meeting gathered more than 150 participants with more than a hundred oral presentations by young doctoral students, internationally recognized researchers and industrialists. This unique national event made it possible to take stock of current and future research on hydrogen storage devices, on all types of fuel cells, electrolysers, as well as on associated systems.

Baricco presented the “hydrogen cycle” and stressed the key role of storage to support the uptake of renewable energy sources. The HyCARE storage system was presented as an innovative technology for green hydrogen storage, allowing seasonal storage to support the wider use of renewables.

Download here the programme of the meeting (in French).

Jussara Barale defended her PhD thesis on hydrogen storage based on HyCARE’s R&D

Congratulations to the first HyCARE’s PhD awarded by the chemistry Department of the University of Turin to Dr. Jussara Barale. Under the supervision of Prf. Marcello Baricco, Dr. Barale performed research on hydrogen storage and compression systems based on metal hydride. The work of Dr. Barale was fundamental to understand the properties of metal hydrides in combination to phase changing materials for hydrogen storage.

Dematteis presented her latest work on HyCARE at HydEM 2022

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HyCARE’s researcher Erika Michela Dematteis presented at HydEM 2022 International Symposium her last work on “Mn-substituted TiFe alloys for large scale hydrogen storage application: an in-situ neutron diffraction study”. The presented results anticipates a publication that will be released soon on the neutron diffraction studies performed at neutron large scale facilities ILL and ISIS, to define the structural evolution of phases during the hydrogenation of the selected material for the HYCARE hydrogen storage system.

Hydrides as Energy Materials – HydEM 2022 is a point of reference for scientists of energy materials science, and the focus is on new hydrogen-containing materials for fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen storage, and conversion of CO2 into fuel.

For more information on HydEM2022 Symposium, click this link.

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