Great participation in the HYACINTH Workshops in Spain

06/20/2017 by cidaut

The Hyacinth project comes to an end with two workshops in Spain where CIDAUT participated very actively.

More than 50 people participated in the first of the workshops held on 9th May at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (Madrid): “What does Europe think about hydrogen technologies and fuel cells?” The event, organized by Hydrogen National Centre (CNH2-Hyacinth coordinator), the Spanish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (PTE HPC) and Hydrogen Association (AeH2) presented to the audience the main results of the HYACINTH project whose objective is to gain a better knowledge of the social acceptance

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CIDAUT Foundation attended the technical workshop on “JTI Clean Sky2: 6th call for proposals” at the Fundación Centro Tecnológico De Miranda De Ebro on 4 may 2017

06/20/2017 by cidaut

The aim of the workshop was to provide practical information on the overall functioning of this European initiative to support transnational cooperative R&D on automotive sector (Clean Sky 2), in particular the 6th call for proposals.

Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness.  This 6th Clean Sky call for proposals is the biggest Call ever launched by Clean Sky 2: 74

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Final Event Udrive (European Naturalistic Driving Study)

06/20/2017 by cidaut

The preliminary results from the 3 year naturalistic driving project have been presented at the UDRIVE final event – the UDRIVE Experience – which took place on 7 June 2017 in the Hague, the Netherlands. Around 100 participants attended the final event and participated in the interesting rotating sessions covering different naturalistic driving topics such as risky driving, distraction, cyclists and pedestrians, eco-driving, motorists and trucks. Cidaut was present as the motorcycle Operation Site and doing the vehicle demonstrator for the motorcycles. Two UDRIVE equipped vehicles – a motorcycle and a car – showed the participants the UDRIVE

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ALIVE project final days

04/12/2017 by cidaut

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The Aachen Body Engineering Days (ABED), which took place on the 20-21st of September in the facilities of the ALIVE partner IKA, at the RWTH Aaachen University, became the platform to present the final results of ALIVE and ENLIGHT, being the flagship R&D projects funded by the EC in the domain of vehicle lightweighting. A workshop on the 22nd of September and a booth with the demonstrators was dedicated to the SEAM cluster projects. ALIVE demonstrators were showcased in this event, which was a success, counting on the presence of

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Remaghic Mid Term Review and upcoming events

04/12/2017 by cidaut

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Partners of the Remaghic project met at the European Commission the past 2nd of February to present the project status after eighteen months of research. The project so far has developed a magnesium recycling methodology for magnesium scrap and scum with the collaboration of CIDAUT with Grupo Antolín, in which recycling efficiencies of 80% have been achieved. This work done at laboratory level will be upscaled in the second half of the project to reach a

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NEOHIRE project kick-off meeting

04/12/2017 by cidaut

Last March 8th, the NEOHIRE consortium met in Brussels to kick-off the project. All partners discussed the details of the implementation of the work plan for the following three years of research.

NEOHIRE project (NEOdymium-Iron-Boron base materials, fabrication techniques and recycling solutions to HIghly REduce the consumption of Rare Earths in Permanent Magnets for Wind Energy Application) aims to research and develop new Permanent Magnet material technologies and solutions, in order to achieve a High Efficient Electric Power System based on highly optimized Wind Turbines with a strongly reduced dependence of Europe Access to Critical Raw Materials, especially rare earth elements

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Ciderplus Energy Box: efficient, smart, connected and renewable energy generation

04/12/2017 by cidaut

Ciderplus Energy Box (CEB) was presented in the “Innovation Gallery” of GENERA 2017, the Energy and Environment International Trade Fair, held in Madrid from February 28th to March 3rd. This gallery is intended to serve as a showcase for dissemination and promotion of new products with clear innovative features.

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In this edition, among the fourteen cutting-edge projects dealing with energy efficiency and renewables, CIDAUT presented an alternative for efficient, smart, connected and renewable energy generation. The so-called CEB is a solution that allows the local

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Hydrogen deployment in the transport sector

04/12/2017 by cidaut

A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe’s roads and hydrogen fuel cells can be part of this change. There has recently been a significant leap in terms of technology, cost and infrastructure and it seems this trend will continue over the coming years. In this context, infrastructure development plays a crucial role in the deployment of clean mobility solutions. Last March, there have been several opportunities to discuss about hydrogen and the transport sector and CIDAUT participated actively on them.

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Technical Workshop: “Hydrogen

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HYACINTH-project findings and next steps

02/10/2017 by cidaut

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HYACINTH Project (Hydrogen acceptance in the transition phase), funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking will help technology providers, governments and promoters to answer these questions:

What’s the current state of public awareness and acceptance of Hydrogen Energy and Technologies in Europe?

What kind of fears is associated with Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies to date?

How can a successful transition towards the use of hydrogen in the mobility

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VULKANO-project partners met at the First Steering Committee

02/10/2017 by cidaut

The first Steering Committee of VULKANO project was held in Zaragoza from the 14th to the 15th of December 2016. Representatives of all the 12 different companies and research centres that make up the VULKANO consortium attended the two-day meeting.

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The first day, the state of progress of the activities after the first months of implementation was reviewed. As Task leader, CIDAUT presented the preliminary results obtained in the feasibility assessment of natural gas substitution by alternative fuels (Co-firing)

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