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.
HyCARE’s second publication has been officially released on the Journal “Materials Advaces”. This work aims to provide a comprehensive review of publications involving chemical substitution in TiFe-based compounds for guiding compound design and materials selection in current and future hydrogen storage applications.
The paper is the result of almost 2-year work, collecting, reading and reviewing literature on TiFe and its elemental substitutions. Congratulations to our research Erika De Matteis for her excellent and passionate work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
SHARPERstands 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):