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IMDEA Energy increases its activity in the international hydrogen research

The IMDEA Energy Institute has obtained three new international projects to research on hydrogen technologies within the framework of the H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1 call:

  • eGHOST: Establishing Eco-design Guidelines for Hydrogen Systems and Technologies.
  • SH2E: Sustainability Assessment of Harmonised Hydrogen Energy Systems: Guidelines for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Prospective Benchmarking.
  • PROMETEO: Hydrogen PROduction by MEans of solar heat and power in high TEmperature Solid Oxide Electrolysers.

The first two projects will be coordinated by IMDEA Energy and, in the third, the Institute will be in charge of analyzing the integration of the electrolyzer with the renewable thermal source and with the energy storage system..

Activities will begin in early 2021 in collaboration with leading academic institutions (Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, L'energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile – ENEA, Commissariat à L’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives – CEA, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh, Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón, The Institute of Applied Energy and Univerza V Ljubljani) and companies such as Capital Energy SL, Greendelta Gmbh, Nextchem SRL, Snam SpA, Solidpower SA, Stamicarbon BV and Symbio.

These projects contribute to the consolidation of the line of work on hydrogen technologies as an energy vector that was considered strategic in the accreditation of the Institute as ‘María de Maeztu’ Unit of Excellence, recently granted by the Spanish State Research Agency. In this line of research, projects are currently being carried out or have been developed before, such as:

  • NanoCPPs: Manufacture of nanostructured Conjugated Porous Polymers for energy applications. ERC-2019-POC-Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot call.
  • HYTECHCYCLING New technologies and strategies for fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in the phase of recycling. H2020-JTI-FCH-2015-1 call.
  • SUNlight-to-LIQUID: Integrated solar-thermochemical synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage (LCE-02-2015) call.
  • ADEL ADvanced ELEctrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources. FCH-JU-2009-1 (SP1-JTI-FCH.2009.2.3) call.
  • TOHPN: Towards the Optimization of Hydrogen Production by Nitrogenase (205442-TOHPN). ERC-2007-StG call.
  • H+MOFs Novel proton-conducting MOF composites for fuel cell devices. Ramón Areces Foundation 2018 call.
  • SolH2 Producción de hidrógeno empleando energía solar térmica de alta temperatura. Spanish National Plan. Subprogramme INNPACTO 2011.

More information: Félix Marín, Responsible for Development and Technology Transfer, felix.marin@imdea.org


Event Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020