• HyCARE at the World Hydrogen Leader event in Barcelona

    Last 9th-10th of May, Jose Bellosta von Colbe from Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon presented HyCARE in the World Hydrogen Decarbonising the Gas Grids Conference, organised in the framework of the World Hydrogen Leaders events.

    A good opportunity to show the HyCARE project and its final results: industries and professionals have been updated with the innovation of the HyCARE storage systems and its prototype already built and tested.

    A big thanks to the moderator, Manuel Coxe, Secretary General, MARCOGAZ and to the other panelists who shared their case studies: David Watson, from Cadent Gas Limited, Lisa Ruf, from Element Energy and Patrick Milin, from ENGIE.

    For more information on the World Hydrogen Leaders Conference, click this link.

  • (S)TEAM today, make changes for tomorrow

    HyCARE’s researchers E. M. Dematteis and J. Barale organized the Smart Labs as part of the event “(S)TEAM today, make changes for tomorrow”. Our researchers presented the HyCARE project and explained to young students why we should care about a renewable hydrogen future. They demonstrated how to produce hydrogen from small PV panels and to use the hydrogen produced as fuel for electric vehicles. Our young audience appeared very interested in hydrogen technology. Let’s hope to have inspired the next generation of hydrogen visionaries!

    Do you want to know more about the experiment organized by our researchers? Download the booklet!

  • LCA Analysis presented at 4th EERA workshop on “Sustainability Assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”

    Energy Materials for Innovation – EM4I

    4th EERA workshop & 1st AMPEA-E3S joint workshop on “Sustainability Assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition

    Since the summer of 2021, the EERA network is hosting a workshop series on “Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I)”. The series, consisting in six workshops, covers the integral stages of materials research, from discovery to scale-up productions, device development, industrial integration and sustainability, as well as cross-cutting technologies supporting these actions.

    The fourth of the series focuses on “Sustainability assessment of materials and technologies for a clean energy transition”. The workshop, with the participation of AMPEA-E3S researchers, aimed to develop mutual understanding of societal needs and technological advances and to foster new collaborations necessary for achieving the Clean Energy Transition.

    The contribution presented by HyCARE’s researcher Mattia Costamagna at the workshop focused on case studies in which the Life Cycle Assessment methodology was used to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with the use of Metal Hydride technology. In fact, this technology represents an interesting and promising solution that can be used for the compression and storage of hydrogen.

  • Workshop with Italian Stakeholders

    HyCARE participates to the event organized by BEST4Hy project

    On 9th February, the BEST4Hy project has organized its first project’s workshop on HYDROGEN STORIES AND INNOVATION dedicated to the Italian stakeholders (STORIE DI IDROGENO E INNOVAZIONE: il progetto BEST4Hy condivide buone pratiche e opportunità delle tecnologie a idrogeno per le PMI).

    The workshop aimed to discuss innovation and sustainability of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, sharing best practices and virtuous stories.

    The HyCARE project have been invited to participate and contribute with the experiences, challenges and best practices developed during the three years of project. The project coordinator Prof. Marcello Baricco (University of Turin) shared the HyCARE project progresses on its innovative hydrogen storage system for renewable energy.

    Cristina Maggi, as representative of the Italian hydrogen and fuel cells association (H2IT), gave an overview of the European and Italian hydrogen strategy, as well as the opportunities for hydrogen SMEs.

    The workshop closed with a roundtable discussion on the needs, issues and opportunities for companies to use hydrogen production and storage technologies.

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  • 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

    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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUgmjrzfok

    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-tJ0naBI0c&list=PLqfAr7Tzvn3L32mAahBIwm7mP7cZj0ogh&index=2&t=2s
  • 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

  • CNRS Hydrogen Research Federation: Launch Event

    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.

    For more information and information, please click on this link.

  • HyCARE’s 5th Project Meeting Online

    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!

  • HyCARE @ SHARPER 2020

    SHARPER stands 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):

    1. Finestre sulla Ricerca with the HyCARE’s video;
    2. Live Chat, on Friday, November 27 from 16.30 to 17.30;
    3. Good Morning Torino, with a programe dedicated to students at high-schools. The “Hydrogen Rally” will engage students in an experiment to understand how hydrogen can be produced and stored.

    For more information, please write to the HyCARE’s team at hycare@hycare-project.eu.

  • Premio GiovedìScienza – 9° Edizione

    #HyCARE, #Idrogeno ed #EnergiaPulita, ne parla Erika Dematteis Mercoledì 23 settembre alla finale del Premio Giovedi Scienza in diretta streaming sul canale YouTube Centro Scienza (https://rb.gy/1dy12h).

    Su facebook il video di presentazione di Erika:

    https://www.facebook.com/176165883695/posts/10160318998713696/
  • HyCARE at the First Materials Poster Competition on Twitter

    Our researcher Erika Dematteis will partecipate at the Materials Poster Competition, presenting the HyCARE project.

    HyCARE dissemination activities never stop! You can have a look on our Tweeted Poster, share, like and leave us a comment or question, we will be pleased to discuss with you online!

  • HyCARE Project Meeting #4

    The HyCARE consortium met online today (3rd of July 2020) to discuss about the state-of-the-art in the development of the HyCARE’s system. Although the COVID-19 has slowed down the activities, the Consortium has made very good progress in the investigation of the expansion behavior of the hydride pellets and in the optimization of the heat exchange and planning of the control strategy.

    Find out more in our second newsletter that will be out soon!

    Subscribe here: https://hycare-project.eu/newsletter/

  • HyCARE goes to University Autonoma de Madrid

    Our researcher Fermìn Cuevas from the Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris (CNRS) hold a webinar to the Master Students of the University Autonoma de Madrid concerning his research activities in the the HyCARE project.

    The webinar focuses on the recent paper “Development of TiFe intermetallics for large-scale stationary hydrogen storage in the framework of the European project HyCARE”, by F. Cuevas, E.-M. Dematteis, M. Latroche.

  • RSC Twitter Poster Conference

    Today, Tuesday 3rd March, we are presenting our project at the RSC Twitter Poster Conference from 12.00 UTC for 24h.

    Share, comment and get in contact with us for more info!

    @HycareP aims at developing #hydrogenstorage tank with use of solid-state #hydrogen carrier in large scale. The tank is based on an #innovative concept coupling H2 and #heatstorage for stationary #storage of #renewableenergy.

    #RSCPoster #RSCEnergy #RSCEnv #RSCMat #RSCEng

  • 11/10/2019 – “Energy of the Future”

    Giovanni Capurso from the HyCARE team participated to the Conference “Energy of the Future” in Sabugal, Portugal.
    Giovanni spoke about the project and its impact for the future of hydrogen storage.

  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC)

    HyCARE: Hydrogen CArrier for Renewable Energy storage
    Poster at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Castelldefels, Barcellona, Spain

    Erika Dematteis, post-doc at CNRS, presents the concept and the research behind the HYCARE project. She focuses on the advantages and challenges of storing hydrogen in the form of a metallic hydride.

  • Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)

    Towards large-scale hydrogen storage in TiFe intermetallic compounds: state of art and outlook
    Talk at the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) Castelldefels, Barcellona, Spain

    Erika Dematteis, post-doc at CNRS, presents TiFe alloys as low-cost and efficient intermetallic compounds for hydrogen storage. She discusses TiFe characteristics and the results of partial substitution of Fe by Mn.

  • Gordon Research Seminars on Hydrogen-Metal System 2019

    Our researcher Erika De Matteis presents her paper “Towards large-scale hydrogen storage in TiFe intermetallic compounds: state of art and outlook” as invited speaker at the Gordon Research Seminars at Castelldefels, Spain.

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