Rafael Ortiz was invited to the “Decarbonising Ireland with Zero-Carbon Technologies” event on 16th July, 2019, organised by the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway, for an oral dissemination of the project HYLANTIC and its main results to stakeholders from Ireland and Northern Ireland to discuss opportunities and challenges for the deployment of hydrogen technologies in rural and peripheral regions with speakers from Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Iceland and Norway.
Jas Singh, from Auriga Energy, attended the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, the International Exhibition of Electric and Hybrid Marine Charging and Propulsion Technologies and Components celebrated in Amsterdam, last June 25-27, 2019. Jas participated in several meetings promoting Auriga Energy´s developments, among them the activities developed in the frame of HYLANTIC project, and in addition he was discussing with potential suppliers and customers.
Alfredo Ortiz, coordinator of HYLANTIC Project, within Lucía Gómez and Víctor Manuel Ortiz, also researchers of the project, attended the European Fuel Cell Forum EFCF, celebrated in Lucerne, Switzerland, on July 2-5, 2019. Alfredo Ortiz presented the work “Hydrogen recovery from industrial gaseous waste streams using polymeric membranes” and Lucía Gómez and Víctor Manuel Ortiz presented the work “Copolymers of ionic liquids with MMA and hPFSVE as novel proton exchange membranes”
Several members of HYLANTIC project attended the 3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering – 1st Iberoamerican congress of Chemical Engineering – ANQUE – ICCE 3 – CIBIQ, celebrated in Santander last June 19-21, 2019.
Rafael Ortiz, on behalf of the University of Cantabria presented the work: “Specific CO2 emissions of coke oven gas applied in internal combustion engines”. Dmitriy Makarov and Mohammad Dadashzadeh, on behalf of Ulster University, presented the works “Recent progress in safety of gaseous hydrogen storage” and “Parametric analysis of hydrogen fuelling: Application of a reduced model”, respectively, in the workshop “Renewable Hydrogen Energy World” organized by the coordinator of the project, Alfredo Ortiz.
Diogo Silva, on behalf of the University of Porto, presented the work “Hydrogen production and storage from hydrolysis of sodium borohydride: Study of the regeneration of sodium borohydride”, and Victor Ortisi, on behalf of Pure Energy Center presented the work “Reduction of premature aging for fuell cell battery systems by implementing an advanced hybrid control system based double PIF, neural network load predicting algorithm and automatically sizing of the battery system”. Both presented their works in the workshop “Renewable Hydrogen Energy World”.
Moreover, Prof. Carmen Rangel, from LNEG, presented the work “New modified Nafion-biphosphonic acid composite membranes for enhanced proton conductivity and PEMFC performance”, developed by F. C. Teixeira, A. I. De Sá, A. P. S. Teixeira, F.M. Ortiz-Martínez, A. Ortiz, I. Ortiz and C. M. Rangel, and received the award to the Best Poster for this work.
María José Rivero, Alfredo Ortiz and Rafael Ortiz, from the University of Cantabria team, attended the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) 2019, which took place last June 2-7 in Tokyo (Japan). Maria Jose presented the work “Waste Upgrading with Photocatalytic Hydrogen Recovery. Stability of TiO2-Based Materials”, meanwhile Alfredo Ortiz and Rafael Ortiz presented the work “Valorization of Coke Oven Gas waste stream applied in a Spark Ignition Engine”.