8th Joint Call: Announcement of Selected Projects

, by EIG CONCERT-Japan

It is our great pleasure to announce the selected projects of the EIG CONCERT-Japan 8th Call for Projects in the field of “Sustainable Hydrogen Technology as Affordable and Clean Energy”.

After careful consideration at the joint scientific committee meeting online, 13 October 2021, the following 6 projects were selected for funding by the program consortium:

1) Ammonia-Hydrogen Combustion in Micro Gas Turbines (ADONIS)

Led by Dr. Vivien Esnault, IFP Energies Nouvelles (France) and including Dr. Yong Fan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Prof. Andrea Gruber, SINTEF (Norway), Prof. Andrzej Szlek, Silesian University of Technology (Poland), Prof. Christine Rousselle, University of Orleans (France), and Prof. Mirko Bothien, Zurich Applied University of Sciences (Switzerland). 

2) Enhancement of Hydrogen Storage Properties of AlTiVCr Light Weight High Entropy Alloys (HEA) by Ti3C2 - Mxene and Several Plastic Deformation (EHSAL)

Led by Dr. Ludmila Kucernova, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) and including Dr. karel Saksl, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia), and Prof. Nobuhiro Tsuji, Kyoto University (Japan). 

3) Structure-based metabolic engineering of algal H2 production (H2M)

Led by Prof. Thomas Happe, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), and including Prof. Genji Kurisu, Osaka University (Japan) and Prof. Nicolas Rouhier, Université de Lorraine (France). 

4) Japanese-European Research Collaboration of New Affordable and Durable Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells (NADC-FC)

Led by Prof. Mehtap Oezaslan, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) and including Prof. Katsuyoshi Kakinuma, University of Yamanashi (Japan) and Prof. Matthias Arenz, University of Bern (Switzerland). 

5) Towards Safe Storage and Transportation of Cryogenic Hydrogen (STACY)

Led by Dr. Ernst-Arndt Reinecke, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany) and including Prof. Hirohisa Tanaka, Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation, Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan), Dr. Nabiha Chaumeix, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Institut de Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement (France) and Dr. Ahmed Bentaib, Institut de Radioprotection et de sûreté Nucléaire (France). 

6) SUStainability development and cost-reduction of hybrid renewable energies powered Hydrogen stations by risk-based multidisciplinary approaches (SUSHy)

Led by Prof. Nicola Paltrinieri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), and including Prof. Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Nagoya University (Japan), Dr. Marta Maroño, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain), Prof. Andrzej Rusin, Silesian University of Technology (Poland), Prof. Murat Gökçek, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University (Turkey). 

On behalf of the EIG CONCERT-Japan consortium, we would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to the project teams, and look forward to the significant impact their results will bring to the Hydrogen technologies landscape.