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The UA works on a project to generate, store and distribute green hydrogen from biomass waste

   ALICANTE, 1 Mar.

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The UA works on a project to generate, store and distribute green hydrogen from biomass waste


The Carbonaceous Materials and Environment (MCMA) research group of the University of Alicante (UA) participates in the BioENH2 project, which has the objective of generating, storing and distributing green hydrogen from biomass waste to promote the transition energy in Spain.

GreenE, GreenE W2H2, CIEMAT, CSIC-ITQ, Loyola University, ACTECO, Hydrogen Onsite and Protio also participate in the project, which has been financed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the Transmisiones 2023 call, according to The Alicante academic institution has indicated in a statement.

It will have a global investment of 6.26 million euros, of which 4.1 are contributed by the Center for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI) and 2.07 by the State Research Agency (AEI).

The UA team, formed by Diego Cazorla Amorós, Emilia Morallón, Ángel Berenguer Murcia, Miriam Navlani García, will have 438,227 euros for the four years of the project, to which two new hires will be incorporated: a doctoral researcher and a predoctoral researcher.

Researchers from the University of Alicante will work on valorizing biomass waste to obtain high-performance porous carbon materials and use them as electrodes in supercapacitors, which are used for the storage of electrical energy.

BioENH2 proposes the use of biomass as a vehicle towards the energy transition that is less dependent on fossil fuels and capable of generating green energy. To this end, the research entities and companies participating in the project will investigate how to take advantage of biomass, a renewable energy source, to generate renewable hydrogen and obtain activated carbons with high added value, applicable in supercapacitors.

In addition to focusing on the "efficient and sustainable" production of hydrogen from biomass, the project also seeks innovative solutions for the safe and efficient storage of this energy resource.

By addressing both production, storage and distribution, BioEnH2 has the potential to offer a "comprehensive and complete" solution for the transition towards a "cleaner and more sustainable" energy model, thus driving the mass adoption of green hydrogen in the energy transition.

The TransMisiones program of the CDTI with the AEI addresses six priority challenges for Spanish society and economy: deep technologies, security, energy, agri-food and livestock, water resources and forestry.

The TransMisiones CDTI-AEI and CDTI-ISCIII actions have had overall 174 business participations, 109 of them SMEs and 112 participations from knowledge centers, of which 46 correspond to universities.