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
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.
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More information on the event: https://sites.google.com/view/physchemschool/program
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!!
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/
HyCARE stimulates the curiosity of the public with regards to the storage of hydrogen, in particul through the metal hydrides.
On Monday 23 May 2023, not one.. but three articles were published with regards to our Project!
“Idrogeno per stoccare energia rinnovabile: il progetto europeo HyCARE” is the title of the article published by the HUB Green&Blue on the Italian newspapers that are part of this editorial project: La Repubblica, La Stampa and Secolo XIX.
The article starts with the interview of Marcello Baricco, Professor at the University of Turin and Coordinator of the project HyCARE, who explains the project, the technology and the importance of the hydrogen storage.
Green&Blue is a multi-channel content system dedicated to sustainability and the environment. An editorial project with a digital focus, available on various platforms, accessible on all GEDI Group newspapers. Green and blue are the colors of the environment that meets science and the economy, which unite the young generations concerned about the future of the planet with companies that carry out research and propose solutions.
The TOYP award by JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a program that aims to promote and recognize worldwide young people between the ages of 18 and 40 who have contributed with their activities to the economic, cultural and individual progress of our times, so that they can serve as an example for their peers. Conceived in 1931 by Dorward Howes, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, it was officially adopted by the Junior Chamber International in the 1980s. Since then, the best young people from all over the world have been awarded every year.
The 31st national edition of the Toyp Award (The Outstanding young person) was held on Saturday 6 May, hosted by Confcommercio Busto Arsizio and Medio Olona, in collaboration with the Varese provincial section of JCI and the Young Entrepreneurs Group of Confcommercio, as well as the historic synergy with the Lions Club Busto Arsizio Host and the patronage of the Municipality of Busto Arsizio.
Erika Michela Dematteis, researcher at the Chemistry Department of UniTo, won the TOYP Italia 2023 Prize in Research.
In 2019 Erika Michela Dematteis had a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in Paris where she was involved in the HyCARE project, supported by Horizon 2020 of the European Union. During the project, Erika optimized and selected a suitable material for the development of an integrated production and storage plant of renewable hydrogen on a large scale. For the studies carried out on the uses of hydrogen in the energy sector, for the dedication and passion dedicated to its research, thus translating into action the JCI guideline according to which “the brotherhood of men transcends the sovereignty of nations”.
Last April 21st, 2023, the final event of HyCARE Project took place in Paris with an exhibition entitled “The HyCARE system. Opportunities and challenges of the energy storage sector”. The show hosted by ENGIE Lab Crigen in cooperation with CNRS aimed to show the main results of activities carried out during the HyCARE Project, supported by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, and coordinated by the University of Turin.
The day started with the presentation of the project activities, outlining the process for testing and tailoring the hydrogen carrier as well as those related to the production and processing. Heat management was also a fundamental topic, together with the description of the design and building of the tank, the system integration, its commissioning, and validation. Finally, the techno-economic analysis was explained together with a short overview of exploitation and dissemination activities implemented.
Following the Partners’ presentations, HyCARE hosted other three EU projects COSMHYC, SHERLOHCK and HyPSTER on hydrogen storage topic that presented their activities and shared their own experience.
Finally a Stakeholder Roundtable was moderated by HyCARE Coordinator, Marcello Baricco, with Patricia De Rango – Member of Task 40 of Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (Hydrogen TCP) within the International Energy Agency, Olivier Joubert –Director of the French Federation of Hydrogen Energy FRH2,Abdelilah Slaoui –Director of the CNRS Task Force on Energy and co-director of the PEPRH2, Pierre Roy, Director of European Strategic Collaborative Program, Enterprise relationships Directorate at CNRS. The discussion focused on the big challenges of hydrogen storage in the future.
The event wrapped up with the visit to the demonstrator guided by Jose M. Bellosta von Colbe – expert on metal hydrides from Hereon, who explained the functioning and components in the container, followed by the visit to the laboratories of ENGIE Lab CRIGEN guided by Reda Bellahcene and Olivier Lefranc, from ENGIE.
“It has been a great challenge” – says prof. Marcello Baricco, of the University of Turin and project coordinator – “but we are now happy to demonstrate the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. The theoretical studies on metal hydrides, performed in last years in European laboratories, find now a real application at a large scale. The combination of Metal Hydrides with Phase Change Materials for the thermal management of a hydrogen storage system was claimed since a while, but now it is a realty. We really thank the Clean Hydrogen Partnership for the financial support to the project. All partners have worked together with professionalism and enthusiasm, allowing to reach the final goal of the HyCARE project.”
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).
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.