The Project Consortium is composed by five highly-skilled research institutes, three SMEs and one large corporation in the energy sector.
The research institutes provide high-level knowledge and expertise in the development and characterization for metal hydrides for H2 storage, structural, chemical and termo-dynamical characterization, system modelling, design, construction and testing. Three SMEs are in charge of providing the key components of the HyCARE system: the Metal-Hydride (MH) pellets for hydrogen storage; the heat recovery system with Phase Changing Materials; the container.
ENGIE Lab CRIGEN (France) is in charge of installing and testing the HyCARE system on site.
The Department of Chemistry of the University of Turin, with a high-level expertise in hydrogen storage materials development, characterization and modeling, is coordinating the HyCARE project. UNITO provide characterization of the materials and LCA analysis for the HyCARE demonstration plant.
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading producer of precision powder metal components. GKN Sinter Metals Engineering develops powdered metal hydrides for the HyCARE demonstration plant.
ENGIE Lab CRIGEN is the corporate R&D center of the ENGIE Group dedicated to gas and new energy resources. The Hydrogen Lab has technological expertise in processing, modelling and simulations. ENGIE hosts the HyCARE demonstration plant.
Tecnodelta is a SME and it has unique expertise in the field of special fluids, dealing with processing, construction and commissioning, with the highest standards of quality, safety and reliability. Tecnodelta provides and manages the phase change materials for the heat management of the HyCARE demonstration plant.
Stühff GmbH is a a privately own SME, settled in Geesthacht, Germany. In its workshop of 1.000 m² with 2x5 to crane capacity, Stühff will design, construct and install the HyCARE tank. Stühff is committed to introduce the storage technique including heat management and whole systems on the market, also in cooperation with other project partners.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler is a private non-profit research centre. FBK conducts research in multiple areas as IT, Materials and Microsystems, Nuclear Physics, Mathematics. The Applied Research on Energy System Unit has wide competences in energy research, with expertise in hydrogen and concentrated solar power systems. FBK provides simulation for the design the HyCARE demonstration plant. FBK is also responsible for the exploitation and dissemination activities of the HyCARE project.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is active in the research fields of materials and coastal research. In terms of hydrogen technology, HZG focuses on the study of hydrogen storage materials and composites, on the production processes and on the developing prototypes. HZG provides simulations and testing for the HyCARE demonstration plant.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique is a leading Public Research Institution in Europe, hosting the Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux de Paris Est (ICMPE), a research centre involved in chemistry and material science. ICMPE has leading activities in energy materials, with a focus on metallic hydrides for energy storage. CNRS drives the development of the metal hydride material for the HyCARE demonstration plant.
Institutt for Energiteknikk is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake R&D with the energy, petroleum and nuclear medicine areas, to carry out assignments in the fields of nuclear technology and develop more climate friendly energy systems based on renewable energy sources. IFE provides materials characterization for the HyCARE demonstration plant.
Environment Park is a scientific and technology park for the environment. ENVI plays a prominent role in transferring advanced solutions and innovative technologies to small and medium sized enterprises, in the field of sustainable building, water treatment, green chemistry, energy and eco-efficient surface treatments. ENVI acts as third party of UNITO and provides open data and social networks managements for the HyCARE project.