Consortium Workshops

Exploitation Workshop on Flexible Hybrid separation
for H2 recovery from NG Grids

Lainate, Italy, May 17, 2018


SAES Getters SpA hosted the HYGRID Exploitable Workshop on flexible hybrid separation for Hydrogen recovery from NG grids. The focus was on hydrogen generation, distribution and transportation, challenges of distributing hydrogen into the NG networks and the purity requirements. The workshop was part of the first transfer of knowledge event of the HyGrid project, contributing to the increase of knowledge, and competitiveness of the hydrogen economy in the EU community.  Presentation are available at the Hygrid website (



We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Exploitation Workshop of the HyGrid Project.

HyGrid aims at developing an advanced high performance separation system for hydrogen recovery from NG grids. One of the main problems for the implementation of the hydrogen based economy is the transportation from production centres to the end user both industries and population. To solve this problem, besides the in-situ production of hydrogen, the use of the existing Natural Gas network has been proposed for storing and distributing hydrogen. However, cost effective separation technologies for direct separation of hydrogen from the natural network should be developed for separating and purifying the hydrogen to match the end user requirements.

HyGrid system combines three different technologies (electrochemical separation, membrane separation and temperature swing adsorption) to develop a cost effective H2 separation pilot from low (2-10%) and very low (< 2%) H2 blends in natural gas grids.

The project targets a pure hydrogen separation system with power of < 5 kWh/kgH2 and cost of < 1.5 €/kgH2. The pilot will be designed for the separation and purification of >25 kg/day of hydrogen (ISO 14687).


Presentations will be given by both Academia and Industry. The complete programme can be downloaded at the following link: Agenda HyGrid Workshop 2018.

Important dates

Date Event
11th May 2018              Deadline for registration
17th May 2018 Workshop



Attendants should register filling in the attached file: HyGrid_Workshop_Registration_Form and sending it at the following email:

Participation to the workshop is free of charge.


The Conference will take place at SAES Getters SpA, Viale Italia 77, 20020 Lainate, Milan, Italy,

SAES is located about 36 Km from Malpensa Airport and about 22 Km from Milano city.
Taxi is recommended when landing at Malpensa airport.
Alternatively, every 30 minutes a train can be taken to Saronno station and then a taxi (about 8 km).


Hotel Litta Palace, Lainate,
Contact the hotel directly for the reservation and ask for the special fare guaranteed for SAES guests. Please make the reservation within April 15th
To reach the hotel, look at its web page:

Star Hotel Gran Milan, Saronno,
Contact the hotel directly for the reservation and ask for the special fare guaranteed for SAES guests. Please make the reservation within April 15th
The hotel is at walking distance from Saronno train station and there is a direct train line from Malpensa.