We are thrilled to share that our CEO, Iakovos Yakoumis, recently participated as a keynote lecturer at the ๐ˆ๐— ๐’๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง, ๐…๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, ๐‡๐˜๐‚๐„๐‹๐“๐„๐‚ 2024, held in Milazzo, Italy, from June 30th to July 3rd. ๐Ÿ”‹

An insightful presentation on “๐๐†๐Œ๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ฒ๐œ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ณ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐ฎ๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐‚๐ข๐ซ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐‡๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง ๐„๐œ๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ฅ” was given, as part of LYDIA project (, that MONOLITHOS coordinates.

๐Ÿ’กThe LYDIA project aims to commercialize #lowcost components (30% lower than commercial) for #fuelcells and #electrolyzers through the #recycling of #spent Membrane Electrode Assemblies (#MEAs). MONOLITHOSโ€™ role is to upgrade the hydrometallurgical leaching process for Platinum Group Metals (#PGMs) recycling from End-of-Life MEAs. โ™ป๏ธ

๐ŸŒ Our #innovative, #ecofriendly and #sustainable recycling process is designed to recover valuable materials, such as #electrocatalysts from fuel cells and electrolyzers, with #highyields. This method not only preserves the efficiency of the recovered materials, but also opens up new opportunities for their second-life applications, making significant strides towards a #circular #hydrogen #economy.

๐Ÿ‘ฅThe esteemed experts were as follows:

Antonino Salvatore Aricรฒ (CNR ITAE), David Sebastian (Instituto de Carboquรญmica ICB – CSIC), Sabrina Zignani (CNR ITAE), Dr. Federico Tasca (Universidad de Santiago de Chile), Laetizia Dubau (Universitรฉ Grenoble Alpes), Antonio Vita (CNR ITAE), Cristina Italiano (CNR ITAE), Douglas MacFarlane (Monash University)

Andrea Zaffora (Universitร  degli Studi di Palermo), Amanda Garcia (Universiteit van Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam)), Laetitia Dubau (Universitรฉ Grenoble Alpes), Enrico Berretti (CNR-ICCOM)

๐ŸŽค๐Š๐ž๐ฒ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ
Alexey Serov (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Antonino Salvatore Aricรฒ (CNR ITAE), Mustarelli Piercarlo (Universitร  degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca Bicocca), Katsuya Teshima (Shinshu University), Elena Pastor (Universidad de La Laguna), Iakovos Yakoumis (Monolithos Catalysts & Recycling Ltd.), Douglas MacFarlane (Monash University), Fausto Gallucci (Eindhoven University of Technology)

๐Ÿ™We extend our heartfelt thanks to Enzo Baglio for inviting us, to the organizing committee, and everyone involved in making this event a success. Your dedication to advancing the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology is truly inspiring! ๐Ÿ‘

#HYCELTEC2024 #HydrogenEconomy #FuelCells #SustainableTechnology #Recycling #CircularEconomy #MONOLITHOS