The Department of Materials Science is one of the protagonist of the first Hydrogen Supply Chain in the Lombardy Region

The first hydrogen supply chain in the Lombardy region was inaugurated in November. The supply chain intends to bring together entrepreneurs, research bodies, foundations and companies working on the Energy Transition of our country and working at the forefront on green hydrogen. The first Hydrogen Supply Chain in the Lombardy Region is led by H2Energy, a leading company in the field of development of electrolysers for the production of hydrogen. The supply chain consists of over 35 entities.

The supply chain intends to set up working groups focused on research and development focused on the production of green hydrogen, support industrial reconversion, strengthen existing synergies and create new synergies and partnerships on this topic.Five academic and research centers have joined the supply chain, namely: the National Interuniversity Consortium for the Science and Technology of Materials (INSTM), the Politecnico di Milano, the University of Milano-Bicocca, the State University of Milan and the University of Brescia.

The first meeting was held on 7 November at the H2Energy headquarters in Pizzighettone (Cremona) where the Councilor for Economic Development of the Lombardy Region, Dr. Guido Guidesi, was also present.

In their speech, Prof. Piercarlo Mustarelli and Dr. Carlo Santoro of the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milan-Bicocca spoke about the development of membranes and electrocatalysts and their application in anion exchange membrane water electrolysers.

The Lombardy hydrogen supply chain will meet again next January 2024 with an event dedicated to companies and the first collaborations.