Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems
Sustainable Energy (SE) is FBK's centre for energy research, innovation and outreach. Our mission is to support the development and the adoption of low-carbon and zero-emission solutions for the production, distribution and storage of energy that minimize environmental impact and contribute to the deep decarbonization of our society.
To advance this mission, SE conducts R&D and innovation projects in collaboration with industry, academia and public institutions in the energy sector. Our vision is grounded in the global and European decarbonization targets, which demand for increased energy efficiency and wide penetration of renewables enabled by sector coupling, use of new energy vectors and innovative storage solutions as enablers of the clean energy transition.
SE aims to support the development of low-carbon and zero-emission solutions for the production, distribution and storage of energy that minimize environmental impact and enhance climate resilience.
To this end, SE offers its know-how, expertise, and facilities in the energy field to help developing new methods, models and technology that can improve the efficiency and flexibility of energy systems in a sustainable and cost-effective way.
research on advanced materials and surface engineering for low carbon energy solutions;
battery storage technologies (redox flow & next generation battery chemistries);
hydrogen technologies (fuel cells, electrolysers, storage solutions, end-uses in hard-to-abate sectors);
new tools and integrated solutions supporting the transition to flexible, sustainable and smart energy territories.
design, prototyping and validation of new energy technology;
modeling and simulation of energy systems;
characterization of materials and components;
technology scouting and technology assessment;
project preparation and management
May 27, 2022
Luigi Crema has been elected a member of the board of Hydrogen Europe Research, an association that brings together 108 international research institutions dedicated to energy development in the field of hydrogen. In particular, Dr. Crema will be in charge of the hydrogen production Technical Committee.
To read the press release, click here.
May 20, 2022
J. de Magreit, E.G.Macchi and L. Pratticò authored the report on "Green Hydrogen cost and potential". The report estimates the potential for green hydrogen production as a function of land availability, and water scarcity. It forms part of a series of three reports focusing on global hydrogen trade in a 1.5°C scenario in 2050.
To download the report, click here.
May 10, 2022
SE Director Luigi Crema and Giancarlo Sciascia talk about the risks and challenges to the EU energy supply security as a consequence of the Russia-Ukraine war. Crema presents the European plan to cut the EU’s dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds this year. Energy storage, increase in renewable and use of hydrogen are presented.
To listen to the podcast, click here.
November 24, 2021
The meeting is part of the plan of the Slovenian six-month EU's presidency. It is the first step towards the potential creation of a 'North Adriatic transnational hydrogen valley' across Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. This area would be the first example of a hydrogen-based project involving several countries.
To read the programme of the event, click here.
November 22, 2021
In HyUSPRe, a consortium of 7 research partners and 10 industry partners, coordinated by TNO, will work together to establish the feasibility and potential of implementing large-scale storage of renewable hydrogen in porous reservoirs in Europe.
To visit the project website, click here.
October 28, 2021
October 20, 2021
The latest article on hydrogen storage authored by M. Testi and L. Crema has been published on the October newsletter of "Rinergia". The article (in Italian) reports the role of hydrogen storage in the decarbonization challenge and the main technological solutions currently available.
To read the original article, click here.
October 14, 2021
FBK and SRI assess 10000 scenarios and related outcomes (in terms of annual emissions and costs) based on the optimal penetration mix of 22 energy technologies in the electrical, thermal, hydrogen feedstock and transport demand of Sonatrach Raffineria Italiana. The analysis sets the optimal sustainability scenario for the future of the refinery sector.
September 23, 2021
Infrastructures can historically be best understood as the result of processes of negotiation and collective compromise. The conference will use an interdisciplinary approach to discuss the present and future challenges in the realisation of new infrastructure.
Register here: https://lnkd.in/dCH4nB5D
September 9, 2021
Bureau Veritas and FBK-SE organize a free webinar on hydrogen. We will discuss the economic and environmental opportunities that hydrogen can offer. The new technologies and applications for hydrogen production and use will be presented.
Register here: https://lnkd.in/dCH4nB5D
June 3, 2021
Luigi Crema, Director of the SE Center, talks with Massimo Sideri, editorialist of the Corriere della Sera, on the future challenges and opportunities for hydrogen in Europe and in Italy.
May 20, 2021
ENEA and FBK-SE signed a three-year agreement to conduct joint R&D for innovative solutions to support the energy transition in Italy.
FBK is a top Research Institute in Italy, with a community of over 400 researchers and 120 doctoral students, organized in 2 scientific hubs dedicated to technology and to human and social sciences. FBK aims to excel in science with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and social impact.