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20160512_161449ITAE develops and promotes environmentally-friendly innovative technologies and energy processes, through the use of  fossil and renewable  energy sources  . ITAE scientific expertise is linked to chemical phenomena and processes, which allow to develop electrical and/or thermal energy and new fuels with specific reference to hydrogen. In particular, the expertise is linked to preparation and characterisation of catalysts, supports, electrodes, membranes, adsorbent beds, etc., which are essential compounds of the devices for the realisation of the process of generating, transforming or storing energy. Such expertise is referred to ITAE chemical core, and beside it has skills such as: design, development, and testing on complete devices. This knowledge is typical of the engineering core of the Institute, which also deals with design and testing of systems and demonstration plants for mobile and stationary applications. Yet, it has expertise in modelling, which is used both to optimise systems and to design compounds and devices. Furthermore, energetic analyses of complex systems such as buildings, small (towns) or big (regions) areas.

The research lines concern the following technology topics:

Fuel cells

Hydrogen and environmentally-friendly fuels

Energy gain and rational use of energy

Integrating new technologies with renewable energy sources