The HENERGY project, undertaken within EU FP7 ERAfrica partnership, contributes to the thematic field “Renewable Energies” and aims to join the best efforts of the European and African scientific communities in targeting the development of advanced high efficiency hydrogen energy systems (integrated with renewable energy sources). The project consortium is represented by six institutions from two European (Norway, Turkey) and two African (South Africa, Egypt) countries. The South African project consortium member (University of the Western Cape, UWC) is represented by HySA Systems ‘Metal Hydride’ Team hosted by South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (SAIAMC).
The third project workshop, summarising the progress of the second year and outlining further plans for 2017, took place 1st–3rd February 2017 in Du Kloof Lodge, Paarl, South Africa. During the meeting the participants presented results of their work within the project and discussed further plans of their collaborative R&D activities. Along with the presentations from the members of the project consortium, invited participants gave interesting presentations related to the project R&D activities and the opportunities of their prolongation after finishing the project in 2017.
All the participants recognised the workshop as very successful. Special thanks were given to the HySA Systems team, for both significant contribution into the project activities, and, also for the organising this event.
The next project workshop will take place in Turkey, in September 2017.