University of Genoa

As promised last week, we begin by introducing our partners!

The first presentation is by Università degli Studi di Genova

The University of Genoa (UNIGE) is an education and research institution, in which academics, students and administrative and technical staff participate in the exercise of the respective competences, functions and responsibilities.
The University was founded in 1933 by means of Regio Decreto n. 1592 but its history can be traced back several centuries (XV century). UNIGE is a public institution provided with scientific, educational, organizational and financial autonomy and it is involved in the building of a European area for research and advanced professional training.

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering – DIME of the University of Genoa includes the “Thermochemical Power Group” TPG (, founded in 1998. Its mission is to carry out theoretical and experimental research in the field of advanced energy systems.

The TPG has twenty-year experience in participating and coordinating National and International Projects and is also active in Cooperative Actions by Research and Education, making available the professional skills and the scientific knowledge acquired in the more than twenty years of experience by our group in research projects in developing Countries, according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. In particular, since 2021, UNIGE also coordinates in the framework of the UNESCO-UNITWIN – Innovative, Sustainable and Clean Energy Research and Education Chair, which aims to promote international academic collaborations to increase institutional skills through knowledge sharing and cooperation. The International Network includes Countries from 4 continents (Europe, America, Africa, Asia) and is going establish novel educational initiatives in the field of sustainable energy, generating innovation through the research and the valorization of cultural diversity UNIGE Is a member of Hydrogen Europe Research, of African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) as well as of .

In JUST GREEN AFRH2ICA Project UNIGE Is the coordinator and will supervise WP1 activities related to a critical assessment of green hydrogen EU-AU policies and initiatives towards the identification of points of contacts and of potential development for mutual benefit. UNIGE will also participate in WP2-WP3 activities related to green hydrogen scenario modelling via techno-economic approach, using its WECoMP tool. Leveraging its UNESCO Chair activities, UNIGE will also lead WP5.

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