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Ni-BASED FERROMAGNETIC COATINGS WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY TO REPLACE Pt IN ENERGY & DIGITAL STORAGE APPLICATIONS

Objective

Platinum group metals (PGM) are currently highly demanded due to their unique properties which have made them indispensable in different strategic sectors as renewable energy, electric mobility and digital technologies.
Unfortunately, PGMs are costly and Europe depends on their importation from other continents, which is nowadays a high risk for the development of strategic applications in key industrial sectors. For these reasons PGMs are categorized as critical raw materials (CRM) by the EC. Thus, finding alternatives to them is critical for the EU economy. In this context, NICKEFFECT project has identified an opportunity to replace these materials in key applications as electrolysers electrodes, fuel cells catalysts and magneto-electronic devices. The proposed alternative is based on nickel (Ni), an earth-abundant element with ferromagnetic character. To enhance the catalytic performance of Ni, innovative deposition techniques to obtain coatings, with ordered and pseudo-ordered porosity, will be developed. The higher surface to volume ratio provided by the increased porosity will allow enhancing catalytic performance or converse magnetoelectric effect (CME) in electronic devices.
NICKEFFECT will develop and validate at least 3 new materials, together with the coating methodologies (including process modelling) and decision support tools for materials selection (integrating safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) criteria and materials modelling).
The NICKEFFECT project brings together a strong consortium composed of twelve different partners with complementary profiles and large expertise, covering the special skills, capabilities and certification expected for the project.

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Net EU contribution
€ 529 250,00
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 419 092,00
Address
Edif A Campus De La Uab Bellaterra Cerdanyola V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,50
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 611 120,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ELSYCA NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 460 750,00
Address
Vaartdijk 3 Bus 603
3018 Wijgmaal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 361 250,00
Address
Rue Koningin Astridlaan 59b/9
1780 Wemmel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MATGENIX
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 328 000,00
Address
Rue Armand Bury(goz) 185
6534 Thuin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Thuin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 540 811,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AE EREUNAS & ANAPTYXIS YLIKON & PROIONTONANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS & SYNAFON SYMVOULEFTIKON Y PIRESION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 418 492,00
Address
Stadiou 0 Municipality Of Patra
26504 Platani

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,50
Singulus Technologies AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 429 375,00
Address
Hanauer Landstrasse 103
63796 Kahl Am Main

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Region
Bayern Unterfranken Aschaffenburg, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
F6S NETWORK IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 230 625,00
Address
39 Fitzwilliam Place
D02 ND61 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 102 350,00
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

ANSYS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
97 Jubilee Avenue Milton Park
OX14 4RW Abingdon

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data