Fifth Consortium Meeting of Neohire

The NEOHIRE Project continues its journey.  A new meeting was held to monitor the status of the project at University of Birmingham (UOB) premises in Birmingham (UK) last 22nd and 23rd October 2019.

NEOHIRE aims to reduce the dependence on scarce magnet materials for the manufacture of electric motors and generators. As part of Cidaut’s contribution to the project, the status of the Work Package 3 was presented, which is related to the design, modeling and simulation of a novel full-scale wind turbine generator using the magnets developed in the project. For more information on NEOHIRE, please visit

ReFreeDrive Consortium meets at Coiltech 2019

Coiltech hosts the World Magnetic Conference, chaired by Prof. Marco Villani (University of L’Aquila one of the partner of ReFreeDrive project), the biggest conference in its field. WMC offers both visitors and exhibitors and excellent opportunity to update one’s knowledge about innovation of materials, methods and technologies for further improvement of efficiency in production, distribution, transformation and consumption of electrical energy.

ReFreeDrive’s partners had an excellent experience last year at Coiltech 2018. For this reason, they have met again at Coiltech 2019. During the Conference the partners presented the most relevant technical results of the project that is starting its third and last year. The session, specially dedicated to the ReFreeDrive project, started with the general overview of the project presented by Cidaut as Coordinator. After the introduction, Jaguar Land Rover, Motor Design Limited, IFPEN, L´Aquila University, Breuckman and European Copper Institute explained some of the technical details of the project.

ReFreeDrive has been funded by the European Commission in the H2020 Frame Programme and it aims to avoid the use of rare earth magnet through the development of a next generation of electric drive trains, ensuring the industrial feasibility for mass production while focusing on the low cost of the manufacturing technologies.