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  •  21 November 2018 - APRIA H2 Bike Prototype at the workshop “Challenges for the Implementation of Hydrogen as an Energy Vector", Portugal

bicycleH2 bike prototype developed by APRIA within European project PEMFC-SUDOE has been promoted last 21st November in Lisbon during the workshop “Challenges for the Implementation of Hydrogen as an Energy Vector in Portugal. Towards a RoadMap for Research, Development and Technology Innovation” organized in the framework of H2_PT project, coordinated by LNEG and co-financed by POSEUR.

 

  •  10th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA10), 4th-8th June 2018, Almería, Spain

SPEA10Dr. María José Rivero, researcher of the PEMFC-SUDOE project of the University of Cantabria team, attended the 10th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA10), that took place in Almería (Spain), from June 4th to 8th, 2018, where she presented 2 contributions:

  • P. Ribao, M.A. Esteves, V.R. Fernandes, M.J. Rivero, C.M. Rangel, I. Ortiz. Exploring crude glycerol as feedstock in the development of a realistic hydrogen production process, developed in collaboration with the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology – LNEG.
  • J. Martínez, M.J. Rivero, I. Ortiz. TiO2/rGO composites for photocatalytic hydrogen production from metanol.
 

  •  V National Meeting of Photocatalysis Groups & 2018 Joint UK&Ireland/Spain Semiconductor Photochemistry Meeting, 10-12th September 2018, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

IrelandDr. María José Rivero, researcher of the PEMFC-SUDOE project of the University of Cantabria team, attended the V National Meeting of Photocatalysis Groups and 2018 Joint UK&Ireland/Spain Semiconductor Photochemistry Meeting, celebrated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on September 10-12th, 2018. During the events María José presented the work: M.J. Rivero, R. Ibáñez, A. Urtiaga, I. Ortiz. Challenges and developments in water treatments

 

  •  28th September 2018– European Researchers Night, Santander, Spain

researchers nightOn September 28th, 2018 the European Researchers Night took place. PEMFC-SUDOE was present during the event organized by the University of Cantabria at the Porticada Square in Santander. María Yáñez, researcher of the University of Cantabria team, presented the poster to the audience and delivered the project brochure to contribute to the difussion activities of the project.

 

  •  September 2018 - APRIA Systems prototype

bicycleAPRIA Systems completes the construction of an integrated PEMFC prototype (proton exchange membrane) for its application in the transport sector within the Interreg PEMFC-SUDOE project. An electric bicycle has been developed integrating a fuel cell to generate electricity from hydrogen towards more sustainable mobility alternatives.

 

  •  EuroScience Open Forum – July 11, 2018, Toulouse, France

eurosciencePEMFC-SUDOE partners from Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse participated in the EuroScience Open Forum, which took place in Toulouse (France). They opened their laboratory on July 11th, 2018 to show the different research fields studied. The main thematic of the event was “Green Engineering”. As member of the PEMFC-SUDOE project, they organized a demonstration workshop to present the technologies developed for the hydrogen sector (fuel cells and electrolysis).

 

  •  EUROMEMBRANE 2018 -  July 9-13, 2018, Valencia, Spain

euromembraneDr. Alfredo Ortiz attended the congress Euromembrane 2018, that was held in Valencia (Spain) on July 9-13, 2018, where he presented the last outcomes of PEMFC-SUDOE project “Innovative membranes based on polymerizable ionic liquid and its copolymers for fuel cell applications”.

 

apria1apria2Apria Systems attended the Euromembrane 2018, celebrated in Valencia from July 9 to 13, 2018 where they contributed to the PEMFC-SUDOE dissemination activities by delivering our brochure and promotional material to the audience.

 

  •  Advocacy Boot Camp – June 28 – 29, 2018, Faro, Portugal

bootcampAlfredo Ortiz, as coordinator of the european project “Energetic Sustainability at the Sudoe region: PEMFC-SUDOE network, attended the 2018 Advocacy Boot Camp celebrated in Faro (Portugal), on June 28 – 29, 2018. The aim of the event was to train partners in the promotion and lobbying in the marketing and capitalization actions of on-going Interreg-Sudoe projects. The participants were trained in specific strategies, political influence, storytelling and digital communication.

 

  •  Fluoropolymer 2018 – June 24-27, 2018, Denver, USA

ameduriBruno Ameduri, from the French National Center for Scientific Resarch (CNRS), attended the Fluoropolymer 2018 that took place in Denver (USA), on June 24-27, 2018. During the conference, a session was devoted to fuel cell membranes. Bruno participated as chairman and he also presented the work “Recent Advances on Controlled Radical Polymerization of Fluoroalkenes and Architectures Therefrom” and “Alkyl and Fluoroalkyl Manganese Pentacarbonyl Complexes as Models of OMRP Dormant Species”.

 

  •  WHEC2018 – 17-22 June 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

whec2018Alfredo Ortiz and Daniel Gorri attended the 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC2018), celebrated in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last June 17-22, 2018, where they presented the works “Contribution of upcycling surplus hydrogen to design a sustainable supply chain: The case study of Northern Spain”.

 

  •  Follow-Up Project Meeting – May 25th, 2018, Palavas, France

palavasLast May 25th, 2018 the Annual Follow-up Meeting of the project "Energetic Sustainability at the SUDOE Region: PEMFC-SUDOE Network" took place. Partners from CNRS organized the event in Le Phare de la Mediterranee Centre des Congress in Palavas-les-Flots (Montpellier, France). Dr. Alfredo Oritz, as project coordinator, opened the meeting and presented an overview of coordination, management and financital aspects. After that, project partners presented the progress made during the last period in the different workpackages. Then, Alfredo also presented the progresses related to dissemination and communication activities and finally after discussing about different ítems and stablishing the next project meeting, the close of the meeting took place.

 

  •  European Conference on Fluid-Particle Separation – FPS 2018, October 2018, Lyon, France

FPS2018Two contributions of project partners from have been accepted to participate in the European Conference on Fluid-Particle Separation – FPS 2018, that will be held in Lyon (France) next October, 2018. R. Peinador, I. Haffar and R. Ben Aim, researchers from the Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives (IFTS, France) will present their work “Influence of swelling and pressure compaction on polymeric UF membrane by liquid liquid displacement porometry. An experimental study”. Marc Prat, researcher of the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT, France) in collaboration with R. Peinador (IFTS, France) will present their work “Fluid-fluid porometr, pore network simulation”.

 

  •  Interpore Conference on Pororus Media – JEMP 2018, October 8-10, 2018, Nantes, France

René Peinador, from the Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives (IFTS, France) within Marc Prat, from the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse (INPT, France) have prepared a contribution to participate in the congress French Interpore Conference on Pororus Media – JEMP 2018. The congress will take place next October 8-10, 2018 in Nantes (France). The work that they will present in the congress is entitled “Analysis of fluid-fluid porometry from pore network simulations”.

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  •  European Regional Workshop on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, 24 April 2018, Madrid, Spain

EHEC2018 bisOn April 24th, 2018 the General Directorate of Innovation, Technological Development and Industrial Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the European Technology Platform for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, organized by the “European Regional Workshop on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. The event took place in the meeting room of the Ministry of Innovation, Industry, Tourism and Commerce (Madrid). The workshop was, aimed at stablishing the existing guidelines for supporting projects related to hydrogen technologies in the regions, and counted on the participationit gathered of different European experts of in the sectortopic.
Dr. Alfredo Ortiz participated in the event as coordinator of the european projects “Energy Sustainbility at the SUDOE region: Red PEMFC-SUDOE” and “Atlantic Network for Renewable Generation and Supply of Hydrogen to promote High Energy Efficiency”.

 

  •  European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2018 (EHEC 2018), March 2018, Málaga, Spain

EHEC2018 bisOn March 14-16, 2018 the European Hydrogen Energy Conference – EHEC 2018, the Europe's conference of reference in the field of hydrogen energy, was celebrated in Málaga (Spain). The conference consisted of plenary sessions on the most relevant aspects of technology worldwide and topical technical sessions of oral presentations and posters.
Some of the PEMFC-SUDOE partners attended the EHEC where they presented their main project results. Alfredo Ortiz and María Yáñez, members of the University of Cantabria team presented the lectures “Innovative ionic liquids co-polymers as membrane electrolytes for fuel cell applications” and “Surplus hydrogen reuse using decision-making techniques in northern Spain “, respectively. A. Martínez, E. Montero, D. Solera and M.Rodríguez, on behalf of ARIEMA, presented their work “Present and future markets for hydrogen technology in SUDOE region”.

 

  •  SolarNews Publication, March 2018

An article about PEMFC SUDOE project has been recently reported at the publicaton SolarNews. In that publication ARIEMA members talked about their experience in the field of hydrogen technologies and fuel cells.

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  •  APRIA and ARIEMA interview in Spanish newspaper “La Expansión”, November 2017

PEMFC-SUDOE partners from APRIA Systems and Ariema were interviewed by the Spanish newspaper “La Expansión”. The interview was focused on their participation in the project.

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  •  Francofilt 2017, 29-31 August 2017, Bordeaux, France

Rober Ben Aim and René Peinador, from IFTS (France), attended the Francofilt 2017 celebrated in Bordeaux (France) from 29 to 31 August 2017, where they presented the work “Utilisation de la porosimétrie bi-liquide pour carcteériser les membranes MF/UF et étudier les phénomènes capillaires et de mouillage des membranes de piles à combustible”.

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  •  Universidad do Porto presented their progresses in the PEMFC-SUDOE project in two congresses, September 2016 and June 2017

Rui B. Ferreira, D.S. Falcão, V.B. Oliveira, A.M.F.R. Pinto, researchers of the Universidad do Porto presented their progresses in the PEMFC-SUDOE project in two congresses. The work “A 1D + 3D Numerical Model of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell”, was presented at 11th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference, celebrated in Seville (Spain) in September 2016.
In June 2017, the scientific work “Effects of surfaces wettability on the two-phase flow in the cathode gas channels of a PEM fuel cell”, was presented as a poster contribution at Hyceltec 2017 - VI Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, celebrated in Porto (Portugal).

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  •  PEMFC‐SUDOE Project 2017 annual meeting 23rd June 2017

The PEMFC-SUDOE European Project 2017 annual meeting took place last 23rd June in Porto (Portugal). The meeting was organized by the partners of the U. Porto and coordinated by Alfredo Ortiz (UC). Project partners presented the progress made during the first year of the project.

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  •  Seminar, Madrid, February 1, 2017

The Spanish partners of the project PEMFC SUDOE (University of Cantabria, Ariema Energy, Apria Sysytems and Nannoinova) attended together with their first level controllers to the seminar, "INTERREG SUDOE: PROJECT FIRST CALL" First Level Control System, held by this Ministry The day 1 of February of 2017 in Madrid, Paseo de la Castellana 162.

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  •  13º Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA 2016), November 2016, Madrid, Spain

Ariema contributed to the diffusion of the PEMFC SUDOE project with their participation in the 13º Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA 2016), celebrated in November 2016 in Madrid, where they presented the poster “Sostenibilidad Energética en la región SUDOE: Red PEMFC-SUDOE”.

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  •  Science Week, Santander, November 16, 2016

In the framework of the "Science Week", an event of scientific dissemination and citizen participation that offers the public the opportunity to get a closer look at the work of scientists, their research, motivations and efforts, the research group "Advanced Separation Processes "of the University of Cantabria presented to students of different levels and to the citizenship the activities that integrate the project SUDOE PEMFC, as well as the accomplishment of some demonstrative experiences for obtaining energy by means of fuel cells derived from the first results of the project.

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  •  European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT), Santander, September 30, 2016

The Department of Chemical and Biolomolecular Engineering of the University of Cantabria participates in the European night of researchers 2016.
The members of the research groups offered a demonstration of several research topics to the general public during the night of European researchers as part of the team of the University of Cantabria. In this event the PEMFC SUDOE project was announced among the citizens exposing the poster, as well as a demonstrable fuel cell. The event took place in Plaza de Pombo in Santander, last September 30, 2016.

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  • 26 September 2016 : Kick-Off Meeting, University of Cantabria, Spain

On September 26th 2016, the European PEMFC-SUDOE Project consortium partners met in Santander at the University of Cantabria for the official kick-off meeting with the participation of 16 scientists belonging to nine different research centers and companies from the SUDOE region. The event was officially opened by Dr. Javier León Serrano, vice chancellor for research and knowledge transfer of the University of Cantabria, which acts as the main beneficiary of the project and conducted by Dr. Alfredo Ortiz, project coordinator

The main goals of the project, work packages, structures, administrative and financial management and dissemination activities were discussed.

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Opening the event by Dr. Javier León Serrano, vice chancellor for research and knowledge transfer of the University of Cantabria


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FEDER contract-signing between Dr. Javier Leon Sanchez and the counselor of Economy, Finance and Employment of the government of Cantabria, Juan Jose Sota

 

Moreover on 26 and 27 September it took place at the hotel Santemar (Santander) the seminar organized by the joint secretariat of the Interreg SUDOE program on management of projects. The FEDER contract-signing event took place between the legal representative of the University of Cantabria, Dr. Javier León Sanchez and the Counselor of Economy, Finance and Employment of the Government of Cantabria, Juan Jose Sota, management authority of the European Southwest cooperation program.


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