Aragon and the area around Pau collaborate to promote industrial development and the extension of hydrogen technologies

The Vice President of the Government of Aragon, Arturo Aliaga, has visited several sustainable mobility projects, as well as production, transport and distribution renewable gases and technology transfer projects in the “Territory of Industry Lacq-Pau-Tarbes”, a public-private partnership initiative in which the State, the regions and the companies of the neighbouring country work in a […]

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A project on new materials to increase the value of biogas from urban and agro-industrial solid waste

The BIOGAS_RIS3 research project, coordinated by the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and supported by companies such as Grupo Samca, Enagás, MANN+HUMMEL IBÉRICA or GRHUSA, boosts specialisation in clean and renewable energies and promotes technology transfer to the production system. The BIOGAS_RIS3A project has reached its halfway point after achieving the first satisfactory results in the development […]

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Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and Zaragoza’s firefighters, committed with hydrogen safety training for first responders in Europe

In collaboration with Zaragoza’s firefighters (Bomberos de Zaragoza), Aragon Hydrogen Foundation participates in HyResponder, a European project which will develop and implement a sustainable “train the trainer” content programme in hydrogen safety for first responders from ten European countries. The €1m European project is funded by the main public & private European partnership, the Fuel […]

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HIGGS, a key project to promote decarbonisation in Europe coordinated by the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation

The Vice President of the Government of Aragon (Spain), Arturo Aliaga, has participated in the kick-off meeting to launch an European cooperation initiative that for 36 months will study the possibilities of injecting hydrogen into existing natural gas networks as a way to reduce CO2 emissions. The new European directives on energy and the environment […]

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7th MEDENER International Conference

The 7th MEDENER International Conference has been organized last September 26 in Rhodes, Greece by the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER) in close cooperation with the Greek Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), in the framework of the project “Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region” (meetMED). Under […]

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A delegation from the Polish region of Wielkopolska visits the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and various community companies during this week

The mission, headed by the Deputy Presidents of the secondlargest region of the country, aims to know the Aragoneseexperience in the field of industrial specialization, use ofrenewables and energy transition Poland’s political and economic representatives have showntheir interest in the research and applied innovationtrajectory of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and how thistechnology helps solve energy and environmental problems. Zaragoza, February 21, 2019. To deepen the relationsbetween Spain and Poland, to exchange knowledge and toappreciate closely the experience of diverse companies andtechnological and research centers with specialization in theindustrial and energetic fields of the autonomouscommunity is the Objective of the visit that these days maketo Aragon a delegation of the Polish region of Wielkopolska,the second largest of that country. Led by the deputy Presidents of the Parliament ofWielkopolska, Magorzata Warszak and Jaroslaw Maciejewskiand also integrated by the President and Assistant Presidentof the Economic Committee, Marta Dzikowska and RobertPopkowski respectively, by several of Its members and thegeneral director of economy, Beata Joanna Lozińska, themission was particularly interested in knowing theAragonese experience in the use of renewable energies,since they live a complex process of energetic transition thatmust Lead to reduce their dependence on coal in the face ofthese new clean sources, a situation up to a hundred pointssimilar to the one our country lives in. The interest of the Polish delegation is also focused onanalyzing the Aragonese bet for the hydrogen that began 15years ago and how these technologies can contribute tosolve energy and environmental problems. This motive iswhat has led them to visit the Aragon Hydrogen Foundationin the WALQA Technology Park, as well as several companiesof the technological complex altoaragonés. The VicePresident of the Foundation and Director General ofIndustry, SMEs, trade and handicraft of the Government ofAragon, Jesús Sánchez Farraces and the managing directorof the entity, Fernando Palacín, were hosts together with therepresentative of the City Council of Huesca in thepatronage, Teresa Sas, and showed to the Polishrepresentatives the main projects in which the foundationcurrently works, looking for possible lines of collaborationbetween the two territories. The delegation of Wielkopolska also visits these dayscompanies like the Industrial group Calvera, Enagás, groupSesé or Podoactiva, as well as the Superior Council ofScientific Research in Aragon (CSIC), Itainnova, AREX, theResearch institute in Engineering of Aragon, the owntechnological park WALQA or the Cortes of Aragon. Wielkopolska is one of the most industrialized areas ofPoland. With Poznan as capital, it stands out for a growingimplementation of renewable energies, which alreadyassume around 11.3% of the total energy produced in thecountry, according to the most recent data compiled by theCentral statistical Office. Poland has made a clearcommitment to photovoltaics to boost the production ofclean energy in the coming years in order to meet theobjectives established by the European Union for the year2020.

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The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation collaborates with the Foundation for the Conservation of the Bearded Vulture to promote sustainable mobility in Ainsa.

Both organizations have signed an agreement to help curb climate change and improve air quality   The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation (Foundation for the development of new hydrogen technologies in Aragon) and the foundation for the conservation of the Bearded Vulture (FCQ) have signed an agreement under which the entity based in the Walqa Technological park […]

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The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and the National Hydrogen Center subscribe a collaborative framework agreement

This protocol will serve to launch joint initiatives related toresearch on hydrogen and fuel cells and their use by theeconomic sectors and society at large Collaborate on programmes of common interest, bothresearch and equipment or infrastructures and providemutual advice on the promotion and monitoring of scientificactivity are two of the objectives of the frameworkagreement that have Signed in Toledo the Foundation forthe development of new hydrogen technologies in Aragon(FHA) and the National Center for experimentation ofhydrogen technologies and fuel cells (CNH2). This general protocol of collaboration signed by JesúsSánchez, general director of industry, SMEs, trade andhandicraft of the Government of Aragon and Vice-Presidentof the Board of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, and EmilioNieto, director of the National Center of Hydrogen. The firmhas also attended the director of the Aragon HydrogenFoundation, Fernando Palacín, and the director general ofuniversities, research and innovation, Ricardo Cuevas. This agreement constitutes a stable framework ofcooperation in the hydrogen and fuel cell technologies that,based on the extensive experience that both entities have inthis field both in Spain and in international projects, willserve to put in It is launching new initiatives focused onhydrogen and its technological, scientific and business use. The protocol envisages the creation of joint working groupsand a joint committee composed of three representatives ofeach entity that will meet periodically and schedule activities,cooperation agreements and research contracts with entitiesPublic and private institutions to be established. In addition,it expresses the interest of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundationand the National Hydrogen Center in developing researchand development activities in specific fields such as thegeneration of hydrogen from renewable energies. The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation is a non-profitorganization in charge of organising and deploying a widerange of actions aimed at promoting the use of hydrogen asan energy vector. Based in the Huesca Walqa TechnologyPark and a board of trustees composed of 71 members,most of them private reference companies in theirrespective sectors, their activities are oriented to achieve therecognition of Aragon as a prestigious actor With regard tothe new hydrogen technologies, to encourage theadaptation of small and medium-sized enterprises to placethem in the forefront of innovation in new hydrogentechnologies, to incorporate renewable energies into newproducts and processes As an engine for growth andmodernization, and to organise activities that promote theknowledge by the entrepreneurs and the general public ofthe hydrogen technologies and the benefits that theincorporation of the autonomous Community implies. Toeconomic activities related to their use. On the other hand, the National Center for experimentationof hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, based in Ciudad Real,is a national Research center created in 2007 as a publicconsortium between the Ministry of Education and Science(currently the Ministry of Science, Innovation anduniversities) and the Junta de comunidades de Castilla-LaMancha, aimed at promoting scientific and technologicalresearch in all aspects related to hydrogen technologies andbatteries of Fuel, at the service of the entire scientific,technological and business community, at national andinternational levels.

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The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation obtains 175,000 euros of national aids for innovative business groupings

The Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon has obtained a global aid of 174,855 euros from the call of 2018 of national program to support innovative business groups (AEI), convened by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, for five projects promoted by the entity or that have their participation. The AEI support program plans to support innovation and business competitiveness strategies developed by innovative business groups that are recognized as such as a result of their registration in the special Register of AEI of the Ministry, as is the case of the AEI New Hydrogen Technologies, managed by the foundation itself and formed by all the entities belonging to its board. Among other objectives, this program seeks to reinforce the role of clusters as agents capable of fostering collaboration between universities, R+D centres and productive fabric as a measure of improving competitiveness. These five projects in which the Aragon HydrogenFoundation works have a joint budget of 242,500 euros that will cover in 72% the aid of the national AEI program and pursue the objectives as varied as the research in  fuel cells  by renewable fuels such as biogas; The design of anelectric agricultural vehicle; Increase safety in road tunnel staking into account hydrogen technology; The integration of longterm uninterrupted feeding systems based on hydrogen fuel cells in telecommunications applications or the reduction of energy costs in the industry 4.0. Each one of them is briefly described below: BioSOC (design studio and remote monitoring system with versatile test functions and intelligent operation of reversible solid oxide technology powered by biogas from organic waste). The main objective of this 7-month long project that leads and coordinates the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation is to design a test bench for reversible solid oxide stacks and mono-cells for its application as fuel cells and/or electrolyzers of High temperature fueled by renewable fuels, a technology related to the revaluation of waste and efficient use of biogas, as well as the transition to complete decarbonization of the current energy system. During the project will work on the versatility and automation of the control system that allows the monitoring, management and intelligent operation of the bank, which will provide unique benefits and position of Spain on the international scene in this field. TEMAUT. This project will establish the basis for the design of an electric energy driven agricultural vehicle that can perform different functions such as handling fruit and citrus pallets in fruit and citrus farms, in an autonomous and robotic way. In the medium term the objective is to develop a multifunctional tractor adaptable, through accessories, to develop other functions such as weeding, fumigating or applying fertilizer. With a lead time between September 2018 and March 2019, TEMAUT counts as partners with Talleres Cobins (manufacturers of industrial agricultural machinery), SAT1243 (Agrarian Transformation Society and Producer Organization), Serrater (company of Family capital with Apple and other extensive crops of wheat, maize,sunflower and rapeseed), Vernis Motors (manufacture of rotary electric machines), FEMAC (Catalan cluster of agricultural production media) and Aragon HydrogenFoundation (cluster Innovative business grouping in new technologies of the AEI-NTH hydrogen). In particular, the role of the Aragonese Foundation is focused on the selection of the robot’s energy source, the sizing and selection of the energetic equipment and its control and the configuration of the energy control equipment. InstunH2-II, increasing safety in road tunnels to the challenge of H2. This project emerged as a continuation of the INSTUNH2 project, in which a first analysis was carried out identifying aspects related to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that may have influence on the safety of the tunnels, selecting several fire scenarios to simulate and, finally, developing fluidodinamics simulations of these scenarios. From this previous project were obtained very interesting results like the emission of heat of the fire and its variation over time, or a map of the radiation that would be received in the vicinity of it. After this first phase, the work will now focus on validating these results by real fire tests, with the view set in studying the different options that exist for the practical realization of the actual trial and to propose a system of obtaining Information (sensorization) that allows to measure the variables of interest simultaneously at various points in the section of a tunnel. The partners involved in the project are IDOM Consulting, engineering, Architecture S.A.U., Gotor Comunicaciones and the Foundation itself. COMPACT SAI 4.0. This project is a technical feasibility study,of sustainability and economic integration of equipment of long-life uninterrupted feeding systems based on hydrogen cells in diverse applications of telecommunications asstations base, network operations centers or internal communication systems. The batteries to be integrated in this study are the GENCELL G5, which are distributed in Spain by SAI, belonging to the INGESOL group based in Zaragoza. During the project an integrated solution will be developed for the afore mentioned applications and acomparison will be made with the technologies currently used in the market. In this case, the participants will be Satel, a specialized engineering company in the telecommunications sector; VEA Global, consultant with experience in the design and development of intelligent management systems oriented to industry 4.0 and industrial engineering designs, and the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, which has extensive experience in production systems of Electricity based on hydrogen-fuelled fuel cells and particularly in offering containerized solutions for specific situations. In this case the foundation will participate in the design of the integration of the necessary equipment to give a compact solution of intelligent Isolated Supply compact SAI4.0, as well as in compared to traditional solutions and in the final economic study of the Solution found. RIEG 4.0. Project that aims to respond to a need of the company connected 4.0 as is the reduction of energy costs from the automated management of both the demand curveand electrical consumption in general, acting on large-consumption operations energy in particular. The participants in RIEG 4.0 are, in addition to the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation, the companies Satel and Tafyesa and the consultancy VEA Global.

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Participation of the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation in the first Hispano-Moroccan Forum of Green Innovation

The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation has participated during 20th and 21st December in the first forum for the development of innovation projects within the framework of the green economy carried out in Rabat, Morocco. At the event, jointly organized by IRESEN, the agency in charge of financing innovation projects in Morocco, and the CDTI, its Spanish […]

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