MARCH 23, 2023

FBK and ACSM promote the energy community of Primiero Valley 

A new project lands in Trentino, with one goal: supporting the creation of a new renewable energy community in the Primiero Valley. 

Among the 18 partners of COMMUNITAS, there are ACSM S.p.A. and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, through the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Eight European countries are involved in the project: Portugal, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland and Croatia. 

A renewable energy community”, explains Gionata Luca, researcher at FBK, “consists in an association of citizens, enterprises, and public administration that decide to join forces with the purpose of producing, exchanging and using energy from renewable sources on a local scale. [...]

This European project started in January 2023 with a kick-off in Lisbon, and will last till June 2026. "COMMUNITAS aims to allow the members of the energy community”, comments Diego Viesi, Head of Area Sustainable Territories of the SE Centre, “to self-use the renewable energy and, at the same time, to have a consolidated position in the energy markets [...].”

Primiero Valley is one of the eith pilot site and sees the involvement of the Azienda Consorziale Servizi Municipalizzati. ACSM S.p.A. produces, distributes and sells hydroelectric and thermal energy through wood biomass district heating systems. "Primiero Valley has around 8.000 citizens divided on three municipalities which are all subtended by the same primary cabin, thus potentially reunitable in a single energy community” explains Simone Canteri, CEO of ACSM S.p.A. [...]

We, at the Centre SE, believe that the energy communities should be the reference point for achieving the decarbonisation, energy security and cost reduction objectives”, affirms Luigi Crema, Director of the Sustainable Energy Centre, “and the project COMMUNITAS can be a fundamental step towards this direction. We will support ACSM and we are glad to contribute to the communities of Trentino, in this specific case of Primiero Valley, to activate innovation paths on the territories”.

A first workshop will be organised at the beginning of May, in Primiero. The event will have the purpose to indicate to the local population the potential, objectives and stakeholders of COMMUNITAS.

Read the entire press release at this link (in Italian):

Read the news on ACSM website:

MARCH 08, 2023

Luigi Crema at the Conference “Valle Idrogeno Nord Adriatico. Opportunità dell’ecosistema transnazionale del Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Slovenia e Croazia basato sulla filiera idrogeno” 

The conference entitled “Hydrogen Valley North Adriatic. Opportunities for the Transnational Ecosystem of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Slovenia and Croatia based on the hydrogen supply chain” took place last Friday, 03 March 2023, in Trieste.

The event, organised by Confindustria Alto Adriatico and Confindustria Udine in collaboration with the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, aimed at presenting the first transnational example of Hydrogen Valley in Europe. The European project will last 72 months and has a consistent budget of 24 millions. However, as reported by the articles on Il Sole 24Ore and on Il Piccolo – Trieste, the consequences will have leverage that can amount to 700 millions!

In his video message, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, defined the project as “high value” and explained how the current Italian government decided to go in the direction of the diversification of the energy sources to guarantee the security and energy independence of the country. 

The agenda of the event was rich of interesting speeches from Italian and European personalities, representing public authorities and European Association as well as research centres and industrial stakeholders. 

Luigi Crema talked about the priorities for the development of the Italian hydrogen supply chain. In his speech, the Vice-President of H2IT Associazione Italiana Idrogeno stated that “Hydrogen is a market that needs to be opened. It is not a technology. Hydrogen is not a product to be developed which already has a market where to be positioned. We need to build a supply chain characterised by distinct enabling requisites such as legislation, education, and trainings. These are horizontal elements fundamental for the market to start and expand. Italy is the second manufacturing country in Europe. We have leading companies that with just few changes can drag a multitude of small and medium enterprises which nourish the product supply chain”. Luigi Crema continued stating that “hydrogen does not try to substitute the other technologies: hydrogen completes them. The perspective goes beyond the industrial use, to transports and residential use”.

This little-known energy carrier is intended to become one of the main player of the energy.

If you missed the event, check the recording!  

Check the agenda of the event at this link

Read the article “Valle dell’iderogeno nel Nord Adriatico” on Il Sole 24Ore (in Italian): 

Read the article “Dal progetto senza confini della Valle dell’idrogeno ricadute per 700 milioni” on il Piccolo – Trieste: 

MARCH 03, 2023

Local stakeholders at the table of "Nevermore", the European project dedicated to climate change

In the afternoon of March 2, at the Headquarters of the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT), the Local Council of the EU project NEVERMORE "New perspectives and tools to support an assessment of the impact and risks of climate change for a climate-neutral and resilient society" was set up. 

The NEVERMORE project, coordinated by FBK Digital Society center, is funded under the Horizon Europe programme and aims to support excellence in scientific research on the climate and on climate policies. A particular feature of the project is the activation of the Local Council which will involve the public administration, research institutions, local businesses, trade associations and civil society, creating an environment for reflection and discussion on climate change with a particular focus on tourism and energy. 

The Local Council is a working group of stakeholders animated by the PAT Tourism and Sport Service, which is also leader of the Trentino Case Study (one of the 4 case studies within the project), and supported by the Centre of Sustainable Energy of FBK. The Council wishes to promote a participatory and interdisciplinary approach that can integrate the different skills and knowledge present in the area on issues related to climate change.

The activities were introduced by the Council Member Roberto Failoni, and coordinated by Maria Serena Barbera and Alessio Bertò of the PAT Tourism and Sport Service. The objectives of NEVERMORE were illustrated by the project coordinator Alessia Torre (FBK).

Professors Lorenzo Giovannini and Umberto Martini of the University of Trento, respectively experts in climatology and tourism, gave framework speeches to support  the further work of the Local Council discussion tables that were moderated by FBK researches and the PAT.

"Here and in 4 other European regions that are hotspots for climate change, FBK will deploy the tools to conduct participatory planning processes with local working groups." stated Alessia Torre, from the Digital Society Centre.

Sara Stemberger, researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, confirmed that “Yesterday's meeting at the Province of Trento set the launch of the Local Council in Trentino. An inaugural moment aimed to get stakeholders acquainted and to debate with a participated approach on the challenges of the climate emergency. This first meeting, in fact, kicks off a significant process of discussion on the impacts and risks of climate change on the territory, with key players from the public administrations, businesses, research centres and the civil society in Trentino. Occasions that, in the coming years, will be the driving element of the co-design and co-assessment of innovative NEVERMORE models and technologies, useful for an improved understanding of future scenarios and functional to the planning of more incisive adaptation policies for the territory." 

Check this link to know more about the event (in Italian):

Watch this video to understand more the project:

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FEBRUARY 23, 2023

Luigi Crema invited to present at the Hydrogen Seminar organised by the Municipality of Bologna

The Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Luigi Crema, participated as key note speaker in the seminar promoted by the Deputy Mayor for EU/Recovery funds, ecological transition and international relations of Bologna Municipality.

The event took place on 22 February 2023 in the Sala Falcone e Borsellino in via Battindarno 123, and had a rich agenda which showed the participation of different stakeholders from public authority, research institutions and companies. 

Following the welcoming of the city hall representative, an introduction to hydrogen was made by Giorgio Graditi, from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Then, Luigi Crema concentrated on the city use of hydrogen. The Director of the Centre gave some examples on Europen cases and explained the reason why and how hydrogen is so important for cities. 

The third session was kept by Francesco L. Basile from the University of Bologna and focused on how hydrogen can be fundamental for the decarbonisation of cities.

Finally, the perspective of hydrogen in the city of Bologna was given. In order to do so, Orazio Iacono from the HERA Group and Giuseppina Gualtieri from Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna (TPER) were invited to speak. The main fields of operation of the Hera Group are waste (management and treatment), water (aqueduct, sewerage, and purification) and energy (distribution and sales of electricity, gas and energy services). TPER is the society that manages public transports in the region. 

Here, it is possible to download the agenda of the event. 

FEBRUARY 20, 2023

The kick-off meeting of the project AMON “Development of a next generation AMmONia FC system” was held on 31 January 2023 in Trento, hosted by Fondazione Bruno Kessler, and followed by a visit to the manufacturing site of Solid Oxide technology by SolydEra in Pergine. All Partners were present to launch the activities of this Horizon Europe project, which will last for 3 years and is funded from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

The overarching objective of AMON project is to develop a novel system for the utilization and conversion of ammonia into electric power at high efficiency using a solid oxide fuel cell system. The project will deal with the design of the basic components of the system including the fuel cell, an ammonia burner, ammonia resistant heat exchangers, the engineering of the whole Balance of Plants, and validation of the compliance with ammonia use for all the specific parts and components. Optionally, depending on system needs, an ammonia cracker and anode gas recirculation will be developed. 

Fundamental for the project is the interdisciplinary consortium of 13 partners coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler, through the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Renowned industrial leaders such as SolydEra (Italy), Alfa Laval Technologies AB (Sweden), Alfa Laval Aalborg AS (Denmark), Alfa Laval SPA (Italy) and SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl (Italy), KIWA Nederland BV (The Netherlands) and KIWA Cermet (Italia) will collaborate with prominent research institutes such as Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt OY (Finland), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (Switzerland), European Fuel Cell Forum AG (Switzerland) and Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz - Hochschule Luzern (Switzerland).

The goal of the project is to demonstrate highly efficient, direct conversion of ammonia in fuel cells. Such a breakthrough would enable further major steps towards a sustainable energy economy. The final system will be a 8 kWe, with a heat management system and a possible ammonia cracker. It will aim at an overall electrical efficiency of 70%.

The Amon project will realize a breakthrough for the direct conversion of ammonia in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” states Luigi Crema, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy of FBK, and AMON project coordinator. “Ammonia will become an important energy carrier for Europe, and as indicated in the Repower EU Report, it may constitute 40% of hydrogen imported in EU @2030. Ammonia will thus be important for the maritime and shipping sector, for autonomous power systems and remote datacentres, and for all applications where large amounts of energy need to be stored in small quantities. As Fondazione Bruno Kessler we are strongly motivated and glad to support AMON and drive the project to a successful impact

Are you interested in understanding why ammonia is so important and the purpose of the project? Do you wish to know the impact targeted by the project and how the project will achieve its goals? 

Read the entire press release in English or in Italian!

FEBRUARY 03, 2023

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership Joint Undertaking, the unique public private partnership supporting research and innovation activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe, has confirmed the preliminary results of the Horizon Europe call for Large Scale Hydrogen Valleys. The North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley project, the transnational project created by the alliance between Croatia, Slovenia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, has received a positive technical evaluation and is now eligible to move on to the grant negotiation phase. If all goes well the project will be eligible for a grant of up to €25 Million in direct funding. The results of the negotiation phase are expected by early February. 

The “North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley” with the participation of the Slovenian and Croatian governments, and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is the first transnational project aimed at developing a dedicated hydrogen valley. The project came about following an agreement between Croatia, Slovenia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the aim of establishing a framework for cooperation in developing environmentally friendly hydrogen-production technologies. This collaboration will not only contribute to transitioning to an integrated ecosystem involving the energy, industry and transport sectors, but will also allow cooperation in research and innovation, to develop a hydrogen supply chain.

The partnership, led by Slovenian Utility company HSE, includes 34 organisations representing key actors from Government, Research and Business communities and covers the entire value chain from production through storage and distribution to final end use of Hydrogen as a key energy vector in multiple sectors. 

Key industry players from all three countries will develop pilot projects for the production of over 5000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources and its storage, distribution and usage for the decarbonisation of important industrial sectors such as steel and cement production as well as sustainable transport solutions.

Read the article of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, here

More information on the project, in Italian, at this link.

JANUARY 30, 2023

The project FLEXIndustries is working to reduce the global emissions and production costs of the industrial sector looking at possible energy efficiency measures and process flexibility methods for energy-intensive industries.

The project has 7 demo plants in 7 industrial facilities in 6 reference countries: Turkey, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany and Italy. 

The Centre for Sustainable Energy of FBK is the supervisor of the Italian demo plant, the pharmaceutical industry of Rovereto SUANFARMA. The demo also sees the active involvement of several partners such as HiReF, which will provide the heat pump, and MIDAC, which will provide the battery.

During the General Assembly, in Zaragoza at the end of January, the researchers Diego Viesi and Francesco Ghionda presented the results of the analysis "Flexibility assessment and project framework definition" for the Italian Demo site. The study focus on several aspects: 

JANUARY 27, 2023

The researchers Diego Viesi and Gionata Luca participated in the Kick-off meeting of COMMUNITAS, which took place on the 17th and 18th of January 2023 at the NOVA IMS Information Management School, in Lisbon.  

The main goal of the project is to pave the way for the empowerment and engagement of different types of consumers and prosumers, placing them at the heart of energy markets. 

How? By boosting the creation and exploiting the potentialities of Energy Communities (ECs) as hubs for innovative energy services, integrated with non-energy benefits, co-created together with citizens and other stakeholders. The project will put consumers organised in ECs at the forefront of the digitalisation, decentralisation, decarbonisation, and democratisation of the energy sector.  

This Innovation Action Horizon Europe project will enable citizens to become an active element of the energy markets as they will be involved in Social and Policy Labs and in a feedback loop, which will be central to development of the project.

What will be the role of the Centre SE? 

FBK with ACSM Primiero will lead the research activities in the pilot site of Primiero Valley, where the realisation of an Energy Community is foreseen during the next two-year period.
Primiero Valley will be one of the eight (8) pilot sites of COMMUNITAS Project.

JANUARY 11, 2023

Michele Bolognese is a researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Energy of FBK and, last 27 October 2022, he has been nominated the best European Researcher of the Year 2022 in the field of hydrogen production by Hydrogen Europe Research.

Michele is involved in numerous EU projects where the work he is doing consists mainly in what is called dynamic modelling

As explained by the researcher, "Modellazione dinamica significa replicare l'intero sistema del test bench, con tutti i suoi componenti, tramite la creazione di modelli dinamici con softwares, che principalmente sono basati sul linguaggio Modelica ad oggetti orientati [...]" (Dynamic modeling means replicating the entire test-bench system, with all its components, by creating dynamic models through softwares that are mainly based on the object-oriented language Modelica).

The final objective is the comparison of the model results with those obtained through the lab experiments, and for Michele the team work is fundamental to achieve this goal. 

On one side the model, on the other the experiments and the analysis of a phenomena representative data. Closer is the trend of the curves, more robust and flexible is the model. 

What are the advantages of dynamic modelling? Among others, this activity allows researchers to make the best possible choice in the design of the system and its implementation in a pilot, thanks to the possibility to foresee and verify the behaviour of a system of different dimensions and under diverse conditions.

His wish for the future? Michele intends to improve the potential of the dynamic modelling through the use of the digital twins, which would allow a constant and concurrent communication among the test bench and the model. 

See and listen to the interview at this link.

DECEMBER 19, 2022

...Oxy era una splendida molecola di ossigeno, segretamente innamorata di Hydro [...]. Vedeva in lui un fascino misterioso ed era disposta a grandi imprese pur di conoscerlo... 

...Oxy was a stunning oxygen molecule, secretly in love with Hydro [...]. He had a mysterious charm and Oxy was willing to do everything to get to know him...

These are just few sentences from the tale entitled "Oxy, Hydro e il grande viaggio", taken from the collection of short stories RACCONTASCIENZA3, recently published by the Editorial Office of Fondazione Bruno Kessler

The tale focuses on renewable energies and hydrogen and the author is Chiara Curzel, PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Yesterday, 18th of December 2022, Chiara was at the Science Museum of Trento (MUSE) for the event Super vacanze al MUSE – Laboratori e attività per famiglie, where her tale has been read and animated by actors of the Teatro delle Quisquilie

Then, the researcher made some laboratories with the young participants. Initially, a puzzle was realised by the kids where several energy sources were reported while the researcher was explaining some notions to the kids. Finally, Chiara showed to some enthusiastic children how two models of hydrogen machines were working. 

Super vacanze al MUSE – Laboratori e attività per famiglie is series of three events for families where the youngest ones can explore the science, starting from the tales included in RACCONTASCIENZA3

More information at this link.

DECEMBER 6, 2022

Hydrogen: the future is already present in Trentino

This is the opening remark of the article of TGR Trento, the RAI Regional News programme, which interviewed Luigi Crema, the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. 

The Director explains that at the Centre, "we take care of issues related to the development of energy communities, the development of decarbonisation in industrial and high-energy-use processes and, again, the conversion of mobility and territorial projects that speak of the use of local resources".

During the visit to the laboratories, numerous topics were touched from the ongoing projects and studies to the development perspectives of the Centre, which is rapidly growing. From 14 in 2020,  the collaborators are now 35 and will become 60 in 2025, when the Centre will have a new seat of 5000 square metres in Rovereto. 

See the complete interview at this link

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

​Today, Luigi Crema - Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy of FBK and Hydrogen Europe

Research Board Member - will participate in the EU Hydrogen Policy Summit 2022.

The two-day event is promoted by the 2022 Energy Research Accelerator and the University of Birmingham, and sees the participation of several high-level speakers such as a representative from the Commissioner Simson Cabinet, representatives from DG RTD and key hydrogen stakeholders across the EU and UK.

What is the purpose of the Summit? Sharing knowledge and best practice on the changes needed to best utilise hydrogen to achieve decarbonisation.

Check out the agenda of the event! 

NOVEMBER 23, 2022

The Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Luigi Crema, participated as panelist in the hydrogen webinar of EIT Manufacturing.

On November 22, Luigi Crema (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) gave to the network of EIT Manufacturing a policy perspective on the collaborations with Clean Hydrogen Alliance (CH2A) and Clean Hydrogen for Europe (CHE), IPCEI batteries and hydrogen, and national initiatives H2IT.

The panel was also composed of Aleksandrs Parfinovics (Naco Technologies) who talked about the full spectrum from nano-coating solutions, George Nomikos (Helbio S.A. Hydrogen & Energy production systems) that gave an industry perspective on hydrogen production systems, and Merkur Smajlaj (HydroSolid Gmbh) who focused on the challenges and future of hydrogen storage.

EIT Manufacturing is one of the Innovation Communities created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, to achieve the mission of boosting innovation in Europe, creating growth and jobs, and creating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. EIT Manufacturing is based on the "vision that global manufacturing will continue to be led by Europe, and contributing to make Europe and its manufacturing sector more competitive and sustainable". 

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

The event will take place on the 9th of November 2022 at Expo Key Energy, in Rimini. 

The Expo is an international reference point for the dissemination of renewable energy, through the showcase of technologies and innovative solutions and the numerous events and panels that can foster discussion. 

More information on the Conference agenda and speakers at this link. 

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

The event will take place on the 10th of November 2022 at the University of Trento and online. 

The conference has a dual purpose. On one side, it wishes to give an overview of the current hydrogen technologies, focusing on the potential but also on the uncertainties that are faced. 

On the other side, the event will outline the existing rules and strategies on a national, european and international level. 

More information on the event at this link. 

NOVEMBER 4, 2022

European Hydrogen Week 2022: Luigi Crema, Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, moderated Session 12 of the B2B Forum and participated in the Closing session of the EU Research Days and Programme Review.

Have you ever considered the idea that waste can be a valuable resource? Have you ever imagined creating hydrogen from waste?

As introduced by Stefan Petters in Session 12 of the B2B Forum entitled "Waste to Hydrogen Production", waste is an available resource with a total H2 : Carbon ratio of ≥ 2 (alike CH ₄) that could support circularity and allow to produce crystalline Carbon for Batteries, Bipolar Plates, electrodes or light weight composites. Furthermore, waste can be refined at 3 fold the Carbon and 5 times Water Efficiency compared to Oil, grace to initially pointed out Hydrogen : Carbon Ratio. This can also help saving water, a fundamental resource which is becoming increasingly scares.

The panel explored the progresses made so far in the field of renewable hydrogen production, the potential to contribute to the target of 20MT of hydrogen by 2030 and the remaining barriers to reach full maturity of these technologies.

The discussion was moderated by Luigi Crema of Fondazione Bruno Kessler and saw the participation of Christian Bestien of Haffner energy, Danica Maljković of Indeloop, Nadia Romdhane of Green Hydrogen Technologies, Matti Malkamäki of HyClamite and Stefan Petters of guo.

Following the B2B Forum, Hydrogen Europe published its latest report entitled "Pyrolysis: Potential and possible applications of a climate friendly hydrogen production", in collaboration with the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW). The report is a comprehensive A to Z on pyrolysis and is filled with contributions and interviews with experts.
Read the report here:

On Friday 28 October, Luigi Crema represented Hydrogen Europe Research in the “Closing session and Key Take Aways” of the EU Research Days and Programme Review.

The European Hydrogen Week took place in Brussels from 24 to 28 October 2022, included an agenda rich of events, activities and panels.


More information on the event at this link.

OCTOBER 26, 2022

Every year, the international and non-profit association Hydrogen Europe Research organises a competition  that aims at rewarding and give visibility to the work of young researchers, who have personally contributed to a hydrogen-related project.

The initiative wishes to encourage the involvement of students and researchers in the Clean Hydrogen Partnership projects, and attract young talents to work in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.

This year, the Award Cerimony took place in Brussels during the European Hydrogen Week, the biggest annual event dedicated to hydrogen.

Michele Bolognese received the Award in the field of Hydrogen production, one of the four pillars of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

To read the article click here
To read the press release, click here

MAY 27, 2022

(v.l.) “This entity,” Crema explained, “is one of the three parts of the Clean Hydrogen partnership and provides support to identify priorities. It is the European Commission’s reference point for research and innovation and the development of the hydrogen supply chain and aims to put European research and industry at the forefront of global competition in renewable hydrogen production technologies. My role will be to support the development of the European Hydrogen Program, giving voice to the research and innovation needs of the production sector. We must maintain European leadership with the European companies in the sector, which are two-thirds of the top 10 positions in the world. I will be interacting with the Board, members of Hydrogen Europe Research and industry colleagues at Hydrogen Europe, as well as the European Commission and Clean Hydrogen partnership program officers.”

The appointment is an extension of the one that took place in 2020. Luigi Crema is also vice president of H2IT, the Italian Association of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.

Read the press release at this link.

MAY 20, 2022

Hydrogen is an essential component of a net zero energy system and has a key role to play in decarbonising sectors that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy industry and long-haul transport. Vast green hydrogen potential exists around the world. However, the potential within specific countries or regions depends on the land available.

This report estimates the potential for green hydrogen production as a function of land availability, considering exclusion zones such as protected areas, forests, wetlands, urban centres, slope 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.

MAY 10, 2022

Crema discusses with Sciasia the European plan to cut the EU’s dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds this year. Energy storage, increase in renewable sources and the use of hydrogen as energy vector are presented as main solutions. The Italian PNRR is also discussed, presenting the opportunities for Italy to increase energy resilience and decrease dependence on foreign import.

The podcast is part of the new FBK series on current issues, seen through the expert and multidisciplinary eye of FBK Researchers and the wide range of experts who are in close connection with a reality such as the Foundation on a daily basis. They are the protagonists of the “background” of Science, they work on the great issues that impact on the life of anyone of us.

To listen to the podcast, click here. 

NOVEMBER 24, 2021

The international workshop is part of the plan of the Slovenian six-month EU's presidency. It saw the participation of the governor of Fvg Region Fedriga and high representatives of the Slovenian and Croatian governments, leading companies, and institutions. The workshop 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. The HyUSPRe project researches the feasibility and potential of implementing large-scale storage of renewable hydrogen in porous reservoirs in Europe. 

OCTOBER 28, 2021

FBK-SE Director Crema co-chairs with G.Monteleone (ENEA) the key event "The national hydrogen supply chains: perspectives and development opportunities" at the Key Energy conference in Rimini. Key Energy is a leading international exhibition and conference showcasing technologies, services and integrated solutions that promote and accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy.  

To read the programme of the event, click here

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

An ambitious endeavor tackled through a novel approach developed by FBK: the coupling of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (MOEA) with a smart energy systems simulation software (EnergyPLAN). 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:

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:

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.