- Researchers’ Night 2020
Project partners participated in the online European Researchers’ Night 2020, organized in Barcelona. Here is the link to the video presentation (in Spanish).
- Webinar “Hidrógeno. Vector energético de una economía descarbonizada” (spanish)
Our project coordinator Albert Tarancón has been hosted by Fundación Naturgy for a webinar on status and future of hydrogen technology. The book “Hidrógeno. Vector energético de una economía descarbonizada”, realized by IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya has been presented. Here is the link to the video of the event. and for book download.
- “Harnessing heat and light to sustainably power the Internet of Things”
A new article has been published by our partners FETFX on the project activities.
- PhD position at LMGP/LEPMI Grenoble
Interested in being part of Harvestore? The Materials and Physical Engineering Laboratory (LMGP) and the Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Physical-Chemistry of Materials and Interfaces (LEPMI) in Grenoble offer a PhD project on design and characterization of advances energy materials for micro-cell applications. Check this out!
- “The power of Interfaces” workshop
The first edition of the joint Harvestore-SOIFIT worskhop “The Power of Interfaces: Fundamentals for Solid State Devices” will take place at the hystorical Royal Society in London next March 10th and 11th. Some of the most influential scientists in the field will be present…check out the program and sign up! https://www.imperial.ac.uk/events/95807/the-power-of-interfaces-fundamentals-for-solid-state-devices/
- Joint project Harvestore-GoNano
The project has built up a collaboration with an ongoing H2020 project on Governing Nanotechnologies Through Societal Engagement “GoNano” (http://gonano-project.eu/) with an aim to identify potential flaws/untapped markets and opportunities. Particularly, the collaboration enables project co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns. On October 30th, a joint workshop between the two projects has been organized at IREC, with the participation of several partners from Harvestore (IREC, ICL) and of professionals in the field as potential stakeholders.
- News communication by Worldsensing
The project partner Worldsensing has released a news article for introduction and for describing their role in the project:
- December appointments in Italy
Today we have been hosted by Prof. Lughi (Dept. of Engineering and Architecture) at the University of Trieste for a seminar on hydrogen-based technology, device and future applications. Tomorrow and on Wednesday we will participate in a Joint School on Scientific Data management.
- European Researcher’s Night
Harvestore will be present with his “Power on your fingertip” activites during the European Researcher’s Night at Cosmocaixa forums in Barcelona and Zaragoza. A suitcase of fun! Download the program flyer here.
- Job opening at CNRS Grenoble
The group of Dr. Monica Burriel “Oxides for Nanoioncs Devices” (Grenoble, France) is looking for a postodoctoral researcher to work on the development of electrochemical materials and on their advanced characterization within the framework of the Harvestore project. More info here!
- Harvestore at E-MRS Fall Meeting
A big participation from the project is planned for E-MRS Meeting 2019, to be held in Warsaw from Sept. 16th to 19th. Harvestore will sponsor the symposium A: “Ion-related phenomena in nanoscale systems: From fundamentals to applications” and will be present for a dedicated session in the same symposium on Tuesday afternoon, starting at 9 am. Several related talks will be presented by project partners…follow us on Twitter for the latest news!
- “Powering the IoT revolution with heat”, a Nature Electronics article by Albert Tarancon
Nature electronics has recently published a review article by the project coordinator Albert Tarancon (IREC), who comments on the potential of CMOS technology and thermoelectric-based microdevices for powering next-generation IoT nodes.
- New conference appointments at ICE Lausanne
New conference appointments at the International Conference on Electroceramics in Lausanne: today July 17th at h 12:00 “Nanostructured Ceramic Electrodes for Micro Energy Devices”, tomorrow h 15:45 “Engineering Transport in Manganites by Tuning Local Nonstoichiometry at the Grain Boundaries”, both by Albert Tarancon.
- Harvestore at Solid State Ionics Conference
Harvestore partners will be present at Solid State Ionics Conference which is taking place in Pyeongchang (South Korea), from June 16 to June 21:
- Monday 16/6 h 9:10, keynote talk by Albert Tarancon: “The role of grain boundaries in MIEC electrodes”
- Monday 16/6 h 18:00, poster presented by A. Tarancon : ” In-situ ellipsometry study of the defect chemistry in La1-xSrxFeO3-δ thin films”
- Tuesday 17/6 h 18:00, poster presented by C. Pirovano: “In-situ Raman Spectroscopy: a tool to measure the oxygen exchange properties in oxide-ion conductors”
- New paper out!
Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces for Advanced Ionic Electronic Conducting Oxides….available from our download page.
- Harvestore @ E-MRS Fall
Harvestore will be present at next E-MRS Fall meeting (Warsaw, Sept. 16th to 19th) with a special session within the symposium A: “Ion-related phenomena in nanoscale oxide systems: from fundamentals to applications”. Contributions from several project partners will be presented. Click here for the full list of invited speakers and for more info.
The deadline for the abstracts’ submission is May 20th: hurry up to stay up-to-date with the world of Nanoioncs!
- Open position
The Harvestore Team at IREC (Barcelona) is looking for a PhD candidate in the field of Nanomaterials for Energy. Do you want to be part of the IoT revolution? Apply!
- Press release – MinaNews
Read here an abstract from the interview that one of our project partners, CNRS research Scientist Monica Burriel, gave for “MinaNews”, the magazine of the Grenoble Microtechnology Campus. A privilege for our French speaking followers 🙂
- Press release
A summary presenting our goals and mission has been published today on an article by the EU commission.
Here is the link to the page.
Harvestore – A new paradigm for the Internet of Things
The internet of things will revolutionise the way in which we interact with the world around us: sensors of temperature, presence, traffic density will measure data and communicate to a control unit for decision-making. Autonomous actions for process optimization, intervention, environmental safeguard will be taken without human intervention.
IoT is an universe in fast expansion. A countless number of applications can be imagined: smart cities, remote health care, automated production lines…. We expect 27 billion devices to be installed by 2025, but how will they be powered? Batteries are bulky and environmentally unfriendly, thus strongly limiting the possibility of device miniaturization, at the same time posing serious problems of sustainability. Embracing the IoT in our lives will require the advent of a new generation of portable power sources. For this, the project HarveStore aims to introduce a family of micro-energy sources (m-Harvestorers) which will be autonomous, rechargeable and will offer high specific power (0.5-10 mW and 1-100 J) for full integration with the nodes of the future IoT. The m-Harvestorers will work on two steps: energy harvesting from ubiquitous heat and light and energy storage in the form of a fuel or of electric charge. Such two steps will be carried out at the same time and the total footprint of the device will not exceed 1 cm3. Harvestore will provide power on your fingertip.
The scientific and technological foundations of the project are related to the highly advanced concepts of Nanoioncs and Iontronics, for which new materials can be designed ad-hoc by taking advantage of local effects at the nanoscale. This way, surprising properties of fast conduction and high storage capacity can be obtained. The concepts behind Nanoionics and Iontronics have already been proven by advanced research experiments and, with HarveStore, we want to feed them into mainstream technology by taking advantage of silicon microfabrication techniques. Silicon ensures superior manufacturability, cost-effectiveness and the possibility to host dense structures in a seamless architecture; all in an environmentally friendly material. Silicon is the champion to bring micro and nano technologies to the economy of scale and is therefore the material of choice for the support of our m-Harvestorers.
The HarveStore consortium puts together some of the main actors of science and technology across Europe. Research, technology centers and advanced industries from 6 different countries have joined their efforts with the goal of opening-up a new technology paradigm in the world of IoT.
- Upcoming fairs and conferences
The European Material Research Society meeting is among the reference conferences in the topic and will take place in Warsaw, PL, from Sept. 16th to 19th. Here, a special “Harvestore” session will be hosted within symposium A: “Ion-related phenomena in nanoscale oxide systems: from fundamentals to applications”. A selection of invited and contributed speakers will focus on the latest advances in the fields of energy harvesting and of micro-devices. The conference postcard is available here.
Abstract submission is open till May 20th.
- Kickoff MeetingRepresentative of all partners joined the Harvestore kick-off meeting, which took place at IREC (Barcelona) on Dec. 17th and 18th. The agenda was led by the project coordinator Albert Tarancon and included the presentation of all the partners involved, a general overview of the project and a first round-table on the specific work packages. Interesting discussions, great participation and a good outcome for starting the work!