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     The Co-organizers list is provisional and updated on June 24th, 2021. Others Co-organizers will be added, accordingly to the progress of event organization.

Innovation for the energy transition

  Updated on June 8th 2021

 
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INNOVATION FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

September 22 - 23

Co-organized with:
 
Polito Logo 2021 BLU          IIT            ENEA pulito          FBK BASE 

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Giancarlo CICERO, Polytechnic of Turin
Stefano BIANCO, Polytechnic of Turin
Fabrizio PIRRI, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO
Nicola LISI, ENEA
Nadhira BENSAADA LAIDANI, Bruno Kessler Foundation

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 session 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 22
09:00 - 10:30
Future Technology for large scale hydrogen production, storage

WS.I.1 - TT.I.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Elena TRESSO, Polytechnic of Turin
WS.I.1.1
TT.I.B.1
Massimo SANTARELLI
Polytechnic of Turin
Hydrogen as an element of energy transition paradigm: overview
!UOMO
WS.I.1.2
TT.I.B.2
Alfonso POZIO
ENEA
Development perspectives on low-temperature electrolysis
!UOMO
WS.I.1.3
TT.I.B.3
Martina TRINI
Bruno Kessler Foundation
Water electrolysis for hydrogen production: technologies and applications
!DONNA
WS.I.1.4
TT.I.B.4
Julie MOUGIN
CEA Leti
In definition
!DONNA
 
11:00 - 12:30
Future Technology for large scale hydrogen use and distribution

WS.I.2 - TT.II.B

Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Giulia MONTELEONE, ENEA
WS.I.2.1
TT.II.B.1
Nora GOURDOUPI
Advent Technologies, Greece
Overview of Advent Technologies activities to the hydrogen economy and energy transition
!DONNA
WS.I.2.2
TT.II.B.2
Jan VAN ERLE
EPFL, Switzerland
In definition
!UOMO
WS.I.2.3
TT.II.B.3
Giulia MASSAGLIA
Polytechnic of Turin
Design and development of new nanostructures as efficient catalyst toward ORR
!DONNA
WS.I.2.4
TT.II.B.4
Nadia GARINO
Polytechnic of Turin
Innovative nanomaterial catalysts for ORR
!DONNA
 
14:00 - 15:30
The virtuous CO2 circle: integration with hydrogen

WS.I.3 - TT.III.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Stefano STENDARDO, ENEA
WS.I.3.1
TT.III.B.1
Marcello BARICCO
University of Turin
A perspective on hydrogen distribution and storage
!UOMO
WS.I.3.2
TT.III.B.2
Luca TURCHETTI
ENEA
A new generation of renewable powered reforming processes
!UOMO
WS.I.3.3
TT.III.B.3
Stefano STENDARDO
ENEA
Deep decarbonisation via inherently circular CCUS processes
!UOMO
WS.I.3.4
TT.III.B.4
Enrico BOCCI
University Guglielmo Marconi
Biomass and plasma for energy storage
!UOMO
   
16:00 - 17:30
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for CO2: Capture and Conversion

WS.I.4 - TT.IV.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Stefano BIANCO, Polytechnic of Turin
WS.I.4.1
TT.IV.B.1
Deepack PANT
VITO, Belgium
CO2 to chemicals & Fuels: (Bio)Electrochemical approach
!UOMO
WS.I.4.2
TT.IV.B.2
Daniele SASSONE
Polytechnic of Turin & CSFT@POLITO 
Synergic effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Zeolitic Organic Framework catalyst for CO2 electroreduction
!UOMO
WS.I.4.3
TT.IV.B.3
Fausto GALLUCCI
Technical Univesity Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Membrane and plasma reactors for H2 production
!UOMO
WS.I.4.4
TT.IV.B.4
Vincenzo SPALLINA
University of Manchester, UK
Advanced Solids Cycles for CO2 capture and H2 production
!UOMO
 
September 23
09:00 - 10:30
Design and Characterization of nanomaterials for the energy transition

WS.I.5 - TT.V.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Giancarlo CICERO, Polytechnic of Turin
WS.I.5.1
TT.V.B.1
Nadhira Bensaada LAIDANI
Bruno Kessler Foundation
Overview of facilities and materials for renewable energy in FBK
!DONNA
WS.I.5.2
TT.V.B.2
Pieter GRATZEL
ESRF, France
Combining advanced spectroscopic techniques with operando measurements
!UOMO
WS.I.5.3
TT.V.B.3
Massimo CELINO
ENEA
The ENEA computational infrastructure for materials design
CELINO Massimo
WS.I.5.4
TT.V.B.4
Michele RE FIORENTIN
CSFT@POLITO
Ab initio 2D material design for sustainability
!UOMO
 
   11:00 - 12:30
Electrochemical energy storage from fundamental studies to pilot engineering: Li ion batteries

WS.I.6 - TT.VI.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Pier Paolo PROSINI, ENEA
WS.I.6.1
TT.VI.B.1
Silvia BODOARDO
Polytechnic of Turin
Advanced materials for European Li-ion batteries: from raw materials to manufacturing and recycling
!DONNA
WS.I.6.2
TT.VI.B.2
Pier Paolo PROSINI
ENEA
The targets of IPCEI Battery
PROSINI PierPaolo
WS.I.6.3
TT.VI.B.3
Laura SILVESTRI
ENEA
Lithium rich cathodes or High Capacity Anodes
!DONNA
WS.I.6.4
TT.VI.B.4
Alessandro AGOSTINI
ENEA
The role of LCA in the innovation for the energy transition
AGOSTINI Alessandro
 
   14:00 - 15:30
Electrochemical energy storage from fundamental studies to pilot engineering: new generation batteries
Part 1

WS.I.7 - TT.VII.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Nadhira BENSAADA LAIDANI, FBK
WS.I.7.1
TT.VII.B.1
Edoardo Gino MACCHI
Bruno Kessler Foundation
Non-aqueous flow batteries: cell design and testing
!UOMO
WS.I.7.2
TT.VII.B.2
Mattia PALERMO
Green Energy Storage
On the quest for new RFB redox couples: a computational approach
!UOMO
WS.I.7.3
TT.VII.B.3
Peter FISCHER
Fraunhofer ICI, Germany
Next Generation Redox Flow Batteries – perspectives on different new RFB electrolytes
!UOMO
WS.I.7.4
TT.VII.B.4
Vito DI NOTO
University of Padova
Beyond Lithium batteries: New materials and Devices
DI NOTO Vito
 
  16:00 - 17:30
Electrochemical energy storage from fundamental studies to pilot engineering: new generation batteries
Part 2

WS.I.8 - TT.VIII.B
Co-organized with Polytechnic of Turin, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO, FBK and ENEA
Chair: Margherita MORENO, ENEA
WS.I.8.1
TT.VIII.B.1
in definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.2
TT.VIII.B.2
in definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.3
TT.VIII.B.3
in definition !NEUTRO
WS.I.8.4
TT.VIII.B.4
in definition !NEUTRO
 

 
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