You are here:   Consortium
Register   |  Login


The BeingEnergy project gathers together a group of eight leading organisations in the energy and consultancy sectors with the technical expertise to develop an effective solution, the market knowledge to guarantee that the solution is commercially attractive, and the contact networks to promote it through the industry. The BeingEnergy consortium is a well-balanced structure where each partner has a specific main role: catalyst development (UPORTO, UPVLC-ITQ and Rhodia), modelling of reformer reactors (VTT, ITM-CNR), integration of the catalyst and reformer (DLR), development the combined power supply prototype (Serenergy), and project management and dissemination (INOVA+). Each partner was chosen based on the expertise required to fulfil its role, resulting a complementary of skills that guarantee the success of the BeingEnergy project. Consortium


 Consortium Members

 UPorto UPORTO: University of Porto's FEUP, is a public institution of higher education with statuary, scientific and financial autonomy. The high R&D quality developed at FEUP is the result of the excellence of its various research units and its strong international partnerships. FEUP has more than 7.000 students and 450 academics, as well as several R&D laboratories, such as the Laboratory for Engineering Process, Environment and Energy (LEPAE). Part of the national network of research laboratories, LEPAE was born in 1998 and has an extensive experience in membrane reactors, namely chemical and electrochemical membrane reactors, methanol steam reforming and low and high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and development and characterization of materials for chemical- electrochemical- and photoelectrocatalysts.
 DLR DLR: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V, DLR, is the German national research institute with a focus on aerospace, traffic and energy. DLR is active in the fields of renewable energy research and technology development for efficient and low emission energy conversion and utilization. The section Electrochemical Energy Technology has long-term experience in production technologies, analytical investigation, cell and stack as also system development for fuel cells (SOFC, PEFC; DMFC and AFC). The DLR has long term experience in the field of analytical instrumentation, set up of test equipment, test benches and systems, test and qualification of fuel cell systems. One focus of the work is the evaluation of technologies for stationary and mobile Applications, as also for hybrid systems and coupled systems with fuel cells.
 VTT VTTTeknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, is a government organization established by law and operating under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is the largest public applied research activity in Finland with a staff of 2.900 and turnover 280 M€ (2009). VTT’s key technology fields include: Applied materials, Bio- and chemical processes, Energy, ICT Industrial systems, Micro-technologies and electronics, Technology in the community, and Business Research. Focus areas of applied materials research are functional materials/surfaces and nanomaterials, like: materials for new energy solutions, materials for printed intelligence, engineering materials and materials for transportation and consumer goods.
 SerenergySerenergy SerenergySerenergy is the leading manufacturer of high temperature PEM (HT-PEMFC) based fuel cell stacks and modules. Primary power ranges from 300 W to 30 kW systems. Serenergy products bring POWER OF SIMPLICITY, effectively eliminating almost all system components typical encountered in other fuel cell systems. Not only does this contribute to large capital cost savings, but also eliminate parasitic power losses. Serenergy developed a one-size fits all modular technology that can be used in any application ranging from stationary (continuous power), portable, uninterruptible power supply (backup) to transport solutions. Serenergy offers any fuel at any place flexibility in all directions whether extreme temperature applications or the need for using logistically available fuels.
 ITM-CNR ITM-CNRConsiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR) is a multidisciplinary research institute based on backgrounds in chemical engineering, process engineering, chemistry (organic and physical), biological science, food science, material science and physics. The main research activities are: Membranes in Artificial Organs; Integrated Membrane Processes; Membrane Preparation; Transport Phenomena; Membrane Distillation and Membrane Contactors; Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cells; Catalytic Membranes and Catalytic Membrane Reactors. The Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), under CNR, is a well-known research institute in the field of membrane and membrane reactors, with an extensive participation in European and Asian projects in the area.
 UPVL-ITQ UPVL-ITQUPVLC-ITQ is a joint research centre founded in 1990 belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPVLC). The UPVLC-ITQ is a world-wide recognized institute that integrates materials science and catalysis through a multidisciplinary approach. Its staff conforms a highly qualified team of specialists having different backgrounds covering from synthesis and characterization of catalysts as well as expertise in the study of their catalytic activity, measurement of catalyst performance in model reactions and processes of industrial interest.
 INOVAINOVA INOVA+Serviços de Consultadoria em Inovação Tecnológica S.A., is the Portuguese leading company in the field of the promotion and management of international projects on Innovation, Research and Technological Development. INOVA+ is a private company with offices in Porto and Lisbon and is part of the INNOVA Group, currently one of the leading private European consultancy groups in innovation, with offices in Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg, France, USA, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic. Since its foundation, INOVA+ delivers highly specialized services in RTD, technology transfer and innovation management.  The company's RTD Unit has an extensive experience in ICT for Smart Sustainable Cities, ICT for Energy, and Business Automation.
 Rhodia RhodiaRhodia is a world leader in the development and production of specialty chemicals and namely in catalysts for various applications. The structure of this company is built around six global enterprises and is a partner of market participant of automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care. In 2009, the turnover of Rhodia was 4 billion of euros. Today, Rhodia employs about 15.000 people around the world. It leads the world in the production of mild amphoteric surfactants, phosphorus chemistry and guars and derivatives, as well as in high-performance silicas, diphenols and rare earth-based formulations, which many of them find applications in catalysis; Rhodia is the worldwide leader in automotive exhaust depollution based on rare earth catalysts.





Description: The H2TRUST project is a FCH-JU project which aims to assess industry efforts to assure FCH technology is safe, and determine the risk associated with its adoption, among other objectives. H2TRUST has collaborated with BeingEnergy to achieve cross-dissemination between both projects.