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Innovation for the energy transition

 Updated to July 19th2022

 
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INNOVATION FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

September 21 - 22

Co-organized with:
 
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WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Giancarlo CICERO, Polytechnic University of Turin
Stefano BIANCO, Polytechnic University of Turin
Fabrizio PIRRI, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO
Nicola LISI, ENEA

In recent years, the negative impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on our planet’s climate has motivated a progressive transition from a global energy scenario heavily reliant on fossil fuels to one based on environmentally benign, renewable energy sources. Several studies highlighted that advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnology have the potential to achieve a breakthrough in the development of novel applications for a sustainable future and for the energy transition. This workshop gathers contributions from both the academic and industrial world to strengthen their synergistic contribution to technological growth for sustainability.

Renewable energy sources produce energy following a mostly unpredictable pattern, linked to meteorological winds and clouds. However, the energy network is rigid and production must closely match consumption daily curves. That implies the necessity to store the mismatched generated energy for later use, a technologically advanced, industrially demanding and scientifically challenging task. Electrochemical energy storage can help to some extent but it is not suited for long term high power GW systems. Hydrogen can be seen as an ideal energy vector, that faces however the issue of storage and requires efficient generation and compression. 

While the long-term solution is abandoning fossil fuels for renewable sources, it has been shown that in the short-to-medium term conventional fuels will still be used and CO2 emissions will have to be compensated for. In this scenario, one of the most interesting and challenging strategies to mitigate the disastrous effect of carbon dioxide on earth’s climate, is to consider CO2 as valuable raw material to obtain value-added fuels and chemicals through its photo/electrochemical reduction (CO2RR). The key challenge for this application is to develop highly selective, stable, efficient, environmental-friendly and inexpensive photo/electrocatalysts.

Combining H2 and CO2 technologies is also emerging as a positive strategy for a progressive and economically sustainable energy transition, capable to reduce fuels’ impact on the environment, while still granting their use where necessary. Moreover, it’s worth noting that the scenario appears strategically suited for Italy, that has several mayor and technologically advanced gas industries, a capillary methane distribution system and erratic meteorological patterns while it has abandoned the alternative nuclear energy. 

LCA is finally vital to understand if technologies proposed by researchers are, however fascinating for the layman and for the legislator, overall counterproductive for the planet. 

In all the boiling mix of ideas that are currently emerging in the landscape, we suggest that a few major, plurennial, country size, research programs should be activated for exploiting some long term technological and scientific developments in the field. 

 
September 21
09:00 - 10:30
Hydrogen as an energy vector for the future mobility
WS.I.1 - TT.I.A
 
Chair: Marzia QUAGLIO, Polytechnic University of Turin 
WS.I.1.1
TT.I.A.1
Mauro SGROI - CV
(currently at Stellantis)
Integrating hydrogen and batteries for future transport: an industrial point of view
SGROI Mauro 2022
WS.I.1.2
TT.I.A.2
Romualdo RUOTOLO - CV
PUNCH Hydrocells
The Hydrogen Engine as Enabler to Decarbonize Mobility
RUOTOLO Romualdo
WS.I.1.3
TT.I.A.3
Speaker to be confirmed
API Group
In definition
!NEUTRO
WS.I.1.4
TT.I.A.4
Carlo SANTORO - CV
University of Milano Bicocca
Platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts derived from wastes for fuel cells and electrolyzers
SANTORO Carlo 2022
 
11:30 - 13:00
The role of Hydrogen for the future energy system
WS.I.2 - TT.II.A

Chair: Elena TRESSO, Polytechnic University of Turin
WS.I.2.1
TT.II.A.1
Cristina MAGGI - CV
H2IT
Ambitions, scenarios and opportunities of using hydrogen for the energy transition
MAGGI Cristina 2022
WS.I.2.2
TT.II.A.2
Giorgio GIGLIO - CV
Polytechnic University of Turin
Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS): A new opportunity for Energy Transition
GIGLIO Giorgio 2022
WS.I.2.3
TT.II.A.3
Speaker to be confirmed
De Nora Group
In definition
!NEUTRO
WS.I.2.4
TT.II.A.4
Stefano CAON
Piedmont Region
In definition
!UOMO
 
14:00 - 15:30
Batteries of the future: new generation of scientists sharing innovative ideas - Part 1
WS.I.3 - TT.III.A
Chair: Margherita MORENO, ENEA
WS.I.3.1
TT.III.A.1
Enzo ANTONUCCI
CNR-ITAE
The new three-year System Research plan: integrated storage project
!UOMO
WS.I.3.2
TT.III.A.2
Kristina EDSTRÖM
Uppsala University, Sweden
Battery 2030+ long term research initiative
!DONNA
WS.I.3.3
TT.III.A.3
Silvia BODOARDO - CV
Polytechnic University of Turin
Education and Young Scientists engagement in Battery2030+ initiative
BODOARDO Silvia
WS.I.3.4
TT.III.A.4
Leiting ZHANG - CV
Uppsala University, Sweden
Towards a sustainable future powered by batteries
ZHANG Leiting
   
16:00 - 17:30
Batteries of the future: new generation of scientists sharing innovative ideas - Part 2
WS.I.4 - TT.IV.A   
Chair: Margherita MORENO, ENEA   
WS.I.4.1
TT.IV.A.1
Sanchari DEB - CV
Uppsala University, Sweden
Recycling
DEB Sanchari
WS.I.4.2
TT.IV.A.2
Maria ARNAIZ - CV
CICenergigune
The role of Academia & Industry towards the Batteries of the Future
ARNAIZ Maria
WS.I.4.3
TT.IV.A.3
Laura PARA - CV
Polytechnic University of Turin
Chemistry and critical raw materials
PARA Maria Laura
 WS.I.4.4
TT.IV.A.4
Maciej SMOLIŃSKI - CV
University of Warsaw, Poland
Social aspects of the new battery manufacturing and worldwide electrification
SMOLINSKI Maciej
 
September 22
09:00 - 10:30
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for the virtuous CO2 circle - Part 1
WS.I.5 - TT.V.A
 
Chair: Adriano SACCO, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO 
WS.I.5.1
TT.V.A.1
Roberto MILLINI - CV
ENI
Capturing CO2 and Transforming it into Valuable Products
MILLINI Roberto 2022
WS.I.5.2
TT.V.A.2
Candido Fabrizio PIRRI - CV
Polytechnic University of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO
Strategies for the CO2 valorisation at the Centre for Sustainable Future Technologies (IIT)
PIRRI Fabrizio 2022
WS.I.5.3
TT.V.A.3
In definition  !NEUTRO
WS.I.5.4
TT.V.A.4
Esther SANTOS - CV
APRIA System, Spain
Breakthrough zero-emission technologies for energy transition: APRIA showcase
SANTOS Esther 2022
 
11:30 - 13:00
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for the virtuous CO2 circle - Part 2
WS.I.6 - TT.VI.A
Chair: Michele RE FIORENTIN, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO
WS.I.6.1
TT.VI.A.1
Hannes JONSSON - CV
University of Iceland, Iceland
Calculations of the mechanism and rate of CO2 electrochemical reduction to form fuel and/or chemical feedstock
JONSSON Hannes 2022
WS.I.6.2
TT.VI.A.2
Damien VOIRY - CV
University of Montpellier, France
Conversion of CO2 using electrochemical flow processes
VOIRY Damien
WS.I.6.3
TT.VI.A.3
Francesca RISPLENDI - CV
Polytechnic University of Turin
The importance of a synergistic theoretical and experimental approach to design efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction catalysts
RISPLENDI Francesca
WS.I.6.4
TT.VI.A.4
Amin FARKHONDEHFAL - CV
VITO, Belgium
Development and upscaling of gas diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction and electrosynthesis of chemicals
FARKHONDEHFAL Amin
 
14:00 - 15:30
Advances in the field of carbon capture and storage technologies
WS.I.7 - TT.VII.A
Chair: In definition
WS.I.7.1
TT.VII.A.1
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.7.2
TT.VII.A.2
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.7.3
TT.VII.A.3
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.7.4
TT.VII.A.4
In definition !NEUTRO
 
16:00 - 17:30
The role of circular carbon for the future energy system
WS.I.8 - TT.VIII.A
Chair: In definition
WS.I.8.1
TT.VIII.A.1
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.2
TT.VIII.A.2
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.3
TT.VIII.A.3
In definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.4
TT.VIII.A.4
In definition !NEUTRO
 

 

 
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