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ENGINEER SALVATORE FRENI

Professional Experience

From 12/02/2014 to date: Director of Institute
Italian National Research Council (CNR) – Advanced Energy Technology Institute (ITAE) “N. Giordano”, Salita Santa Lucia sopra Contesse, 5 – 98126 S. Lucia-Messina
Area: Energy production systems
From 2001 to 2013: Research Director
Italian National Research Council (CNR) – Advanced Energy Technology Institute (ITAE) “N. Giordano”, Salita Santa Lucia sopra Contesse, 5 – 98126 S. Lucia-Messina
Project manager
Area: Hydrogen production from biomasses and biofuels systems
From 2003 to 2009: Visiting professor
University of Messina – Department of Naval architecture and Marine engineering – Marine Propulsion Systems
Professor
Area: Ships Marine Propulsion System Design
From 2000 to 2001: Visiting professor
University of Messina – Department of Engineering– “Fuel Cells – State of Art and Future Prospectives”, Supplementary Ceramic Materials Science and Technology Course
Docente
Settore: Energy production systems design
From 1985 to 2000: Researcher
Italian National Research Council (CNR)  – Chemical Methods and Processes for Energy Transformation and Storage Institute, Salita Santa Lucia sopra Contesse, 39 – 98126 S. Lucia-Messina
Research Team Manager for the line “Direct chemical energy conversion turning it into electric energy-molten carbonate fuel cells”
Area: Reforming systems and materials for high temperature fuel cells

Organisational and managerial skills

Research team supervisor carrying out the following tasks:
2006-2013: Project manager “Centre for the promotion of innovation and energy technology transfer”, project “Energy distributed generation” at the Department of Energy and for Transport.
2005-2006: Project manager “Hydrogen production and CO2 separation”, project “Hydrogen: production, transtport, distribution and use” at the Department of Energy and for Transport.
2001-2004: ITAE internal section manager “Traditional and renewable energy sources fuels production systems”
1985-2000: research group coordinator manager for the line “Direct chemical energy conversion turning it into electric energy-molten carbonate fuel cells” at the Institute.  CNR-TAE.
From 1985 to 2001 he was part of the Institute Scientific Council, except within 1989 and 1992.  CNR-TAE as employee representative.

Professional skills

Scientific skills in the field of energy production materials and processes, developed through scientific activities carried out within the ITAE institutional research lines.
Drafting and managing research projects developed through activities relating to European (Joule I, Joule II, Joule III) and national (MURST National Research Program on Advanced Innovative Materials and Special Supplementary Fund for Research, Pit12, Institutional Operating Agreement between CNR/Sicily/MATT) science projects.
1999-2008: member of the Editorial Board of the international magazine “Journal of Power Sources” in his behalf of expert in the field of fuel cells and fuels.

Responsibility for Science Projects

1989-1991: EEC three-year agreement N. JOUE 0025 C named “1 kW Internal Reforming Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Stack”, issued within the JOULE I program.
1993-1995: EEC two-year agreement N. JOUECT92 0134 named “Project for a 10 kW DIR-MCFC Stack”, issued within the JOULE II program.
1996-1998: ECC three-year agreement N. JOE3CT95 0026 named “Development of Industrially Relevant MCFC Stacks” issued within the JOULE III program.
1996-1998: three-year project, “Materials and Processes development for the creation of components for  electrolyte and molten carbonate Fuel Cells” issued by Eniricerche S.p.a. within the MURST National Research Program on Advanced Innovative Materials.
1997-1998: yearly agreement named “Characterisation of Components for Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells through single cell test” issued by ENEA–Dip.Energia-TEA.
2000-2001: yearly agreement named “Solubility measures of Standard Cathodes or Innovative Materials for Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells in electrolytic mixtures  based on Li/Na/K Carbonates” issued by ENEA– Dip. Energia-TEA.
2008: Agrogen Project “Finalising a new process aiming at recycling and enhancing agricultural and wine industry wastes through hydrogen production”. The project has been developed with the participation of two companies: Advanced Technology Solution S.r.l. And Merdidionale Impianti Welding Technology S.r.l.
2010: three-year project “Hydrogen-feed Fuel Cells Agricultural tractor (Hy-Tractor)” Ind. 2015 – new technologies for Made in Italy. This project has been developed in collaboration with Fiat Research Centre.
2011: three-year project “SOFC CCHP with poly-fuel: operation an maintenance (SOFCOM)” FP7-FCH_JU-2010-1 Area SP1-JTI-FCH.3.4. This project has been developed in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Turin.

2011: two-year project “experimental and energy/strategy analysis of the use of biomass and coal syngas to feed SOFC cells integrated through CO2 separation process” Research program having overriding national interest PRIN-2009.
2012: Three-year project “Innovative technology development for Energy and Environmental Sustainability of shipyard for hydrogen production (SEAPORT)”. PON “clusters” – Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013
2012: Three-year project “Innovative craft with low consumption haul feed and high comfort passenger transport. PON “clusters” – Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013: Convergence regions.
2012: Three year project “Developing Innovative technologies for navigation liquid waste treatment that aim at safeguarding the marine environment (STI-TAM)”. PON “clusters” – Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013: Convergence regions.
2012-2014: Work-Package 3 “Sustainable fishing vessel” (SP2-WP3) included in the SubProject 2 “Technologies for sustainable fishing” within the CNR Bandiera RITMARE project.

Responsibility for infrastructure provision projects

2006-2010: Project: “Establishing the Centre for the promotion of innovation and energy technology transfer”, receiving a fund of 11,800 MEuro within the Institutional Operating Agreement of P.O.R. Sicily Region 2000/2006, Measure 3.15 C action, PIT 12 and the Research Framework Operating Agreement – Technology Clusters.

Publications

He is the author of 150 scientific publications, which encompass works published on national and international science magazines, filed industrial patents, and published works on acts in international conferences.