ReFreeDrive Midterm review meeting

07/19/2019 by cidaut

ReFreeDrive project reached half of its length last March. This means it was time to hold the Midterm review meeting. To this end, all project members and the Project Officer met last 22nd and 23rd of May in Brussels, at Aurubis facilities.

During the meeting, the main achievements of the project were noted, and the results of the different tasks carried out by each consortium member were discussed. At this point, the motor design stage is finished, so the results obtained

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Dissemination activities on VULKANO H2020 project

07/19/2019 by cidaut

Two new different diffusion actions have been carried out within VULKANO H2020 Project.

The first one was the assistance to the 9th European Combustion Meeting between 14th and 18th of April in Lisbon (Portugal). It was presented the poster entitled: “Natural Gas replacement by syngas in Resource Energy Intensive Industries (REII) burners: numerical CFD evaluation”. This poster gathered the theoretical study for the natural gas substitution by syngas as well as the burner modifications required to achieve the VULKANO objective of co-firing syngas from

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ALMAGIC project last Review Meeting

07/19/2019 by cidaut

The ALMAGIC Project, led by CIDAUT and granted by European Commission’s Clean Sky 2 Programme (Contract No. 755515), held its last review meeting on 16th May 2019 at CIDAUT´s premises in Valladolid (Spain).

Coinciding with the end of the project research activities, all Consortium partners and the Topic Leader (MTU Aero Engines) met to analyze in depth the general project results. To this end, during the meeting, the tasks performed along the project were discussed, and their main outcomes were evaluated.

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New workshop of the MOVBIO project

07/19/2019 by cidaut

A new Technical Conference within the dissemination work of MOVBIO Project took place in the Noble Hall of the Intermunicipal Community of Ave, in Guimarães (Portugal) on June 26th.

The event was co-organized by the Ave Energy Agency and the CVR (Center for waste valorization), and topics such as the energy valorization of biomass from agricultural and urban prunings were discussed. A certain emphasis was put on the results of some project activities, good practices for the valorization, the challenges in

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Meeting of BIOURB NATUR consortium in Bragança

07/19/2019 by cidaut

The consortium team of the project Biobuilding diversity, bioclimatic architecture, sustainable rehabilitation and its application in natural areas” held a new meeting in the “Balcão Único” building of Câmara Municipal de Bragança on May 27th.

Representatives of all the partners attended the meeting with the presence of the Regional Energy Agency of Castilla y León (EREN, Main Beneficiary) Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), CIDAUT Foundation, Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y León (FPNCYL), Construction Institute of Castilla y León (ICCL) and Municipality of Bragança.

The main objective of

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CIDAUT continues its development in hydrogen technologies

07/19/2019 by cidaut

On May 17th, CIDAUT had the pleasure of attending to the International Sustainable Mobility Forum (FIMS) in Entroncamento (Portugal) in such an incomparable setting as the National Railway Museum. CIDAUT participated as a speaker in the meeting entitled Hydrogen-based emission-less mobility and transportation solutions

This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event brought together suppliers of technology solutions,

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ReFreeDrive project reaches 18 months

05/17/2019 by cidaut

Last March ReFreeDrive project, coordinated by CIDAUT, reached the half of its length. The ReFreeDrive project is focused on contributing to avoid the use of rare earth magnets through the development of a next generation of electric drivetrains, ensuring the industrial feasibility for mass production while focusing on the low cost of the manufacturing technologies.

ReFreeDrive project is expected to achieve an incremental reduction in total motor and power electronics system costs through optimised design for manufacture, increasing the performance of

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CIDAUT highlights “The role of hydrogen in the energy transition”

05/17/2019 by cidaut

The current decarbonisation policies place hydrogen in the spotlight of sustainable energy development. This aspect is reinforced by the fact of the need for large-scale energy storage to manage an electrical system with high renewable production where hydrogen plays a fundamental role. In addition, on February 11, the “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe” was published by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, which highlights the need to use hydrogen to achieve high decarbonisation rates and reduce CO2 emissions by 80%.

CIDAUT as a national

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CIDAUT participates in the VII GASNAM Congress presenting its progress in the ECOGATE project

05/17/2019 by cidaut

On April 10 and 11, the 7th GASNAM congress was held in La Nave (Madrid), under the slogan “Renewable gas: innovation for sustainable mobility”. The congress had more than 50 national and international speakers, more than 30 tables of work, lectures and the largest exhibition of natural and renewable gas vehicles in Europe.

During this congress, CIDAUT has presented an innovative adsorbed natural gas (ANG) storage system that has been implemented in a dual-fuel van, as a pilot test within ECO-GATE project.

The storage

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NEOHIRE project holds its fourth Consortium Meeting

05/17/2019 by cidaut

Last April, the NEOHIRE Consortium, formed by 10 partners, met at KOLEKTOR premises in Essen (Germany) to analyze the evolution of the project. Members of the Advisory Board and the Technical Monitor also were present at this meeting. The progress made so far in the project was presented to them and they gave their recommendations to continue the lines of research initiated.

NEOHIRE aims to reduce the dependence on magnet material for the manufacture of electric motors and generators. In this

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