CH2P @ 2019 Green Week in Trento

Also this year the city of Trento (Italy) hosted the Green Week and the Green Economy Festival promoted by Italy Post, the Symbola Foundation and the University of Trento.

The event was structured into two parts. February 26 through 28 was dedicated to a discovery tour of Italian companies excelling in the field of sustainability, “Le Fabbriche della Sostenibilità – The Factories of Sustainability”. The Green Economy Festival, March 1 through 3, gathered in Trento guests and experts to explore, together with the public, the multiple application domains of the sustainable economy through talks, workshops, seminars and exhibitions.

Fondazione Bruno Kessler was included in the rich program with the ARES Unit, which has been committed to research in innovative energy solutions for years.

The team led by Prof. Luigi Crema contributed to the festival with a workshop and some demos on hydrogen mobility that saw great participation and interest, thus proving the public’s interest and desire to learn more on the potential applications of hydrogen in the energy field.

Saturday, March 2, at the School of Sociology, the panel discussion The Way of Hydrogen. For a zero-emission and renewable future in Italy, involved representatives of leading companies such as AlstomSNAMSapio and Solid Power who shared their experiences and technological development projects for the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier to support the transition towards a zero-emission mobility. In this context, CH2P was presented as a strategic project for the deployment of hydrogen refuelling stations that can greatly contribute to move towards hydrogen mobility.  At the end of the workshop, MISE presented the future scenarios for the adoption of hydrogen in Italy that will lead to a gradual decarbonization of the national economic system.

The demos held on Sunday, March 3 at Museum of Science involved young and old in exploring the hydrogen molecule, observing its application in the transportation sector through a model of hydrogen-powered cars powered by solar energy.

The public’s enthusiasm and participation have shown a growing interest in technological innovations in the hydrogen sector, which is becoming increasingly strategic for sustainable development in an ever nearer future.


CH2P team meets together in Sion (Switzerland) for the second technical project meeting.

CH2P TECHNOLOGY SCENARIO is completed. The DESIGN of the CONTROL STRATEGY is under finalization, thanks to the system performance evaluation in the five operation mode for HRS individuated in the technology scenario. Also the Process Flow Diagram (PFD) of the new CH2P system – supported by multi-objective optimization and dynamic model simulations – is finalized “with passion and the excellent work performed by all the team devoted to the optimization, step by step, of the final layout” as said by the Project Coordinator Luigi Crema. In parallel, the stack development and testing is proceeding fast with pre and post operation analysis on the fuel cells performed in the EPFL labs (visited for the occasion by the CH2P partners) and the new stack tower development and testing done in SP-HTc.

By this way, activities are in progress as planned to move forward in the realization of the overall system control strategy and the preliminary P&ID scheme for the CH2P system prototype production.

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