The HYDROSOL Project wins the inaugural
2006 IPHE Technical Achievement Award in Lyon, France
Thermi, Greece (June 13, 2006) - The Aerosol and
Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL) of CERTH/CPERI, Coordinator
of the European Project HYDROSOL, with partners DLR (D), JOHNSON
MATTHEY (UK), HELIOTECH (DK) and CERTH/CPERI (GR), partly funded
by the European Union within the 5th Framework ENERGIE Programme)
is pleased to announce that project HYDROSOL ( http://www.hydrosol-project.org)
has been awarded the inaugural 2006 IPHE Technical Achievement Award.
The award is bestowed to Project HYDROSOL on June 13, 2006 at a
ceremony in Lyons, France, "in recognition of its pioneering
research on solar hydrogen production featuring a two-step thermochemical
water splitting process and unique reactor that holds the potential
for large scale, emissions free hydrogen production".
"The IPHE (International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy)
Technical Achievement Award recognizes individuals, organizations,
or international projects from the public or private sector that
have significantly accelerated the transition to the international
hydrogen economy and through technology, increased the knowledge
of the hydrogen economy among policymakers and the general public"
Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, APTL's Director and Coordinator
of the HYDROSOL consortium, on receiving news of the Award, said:
"I would like to congratulate all colleagues in the HYDROSOL
consortium for this success. I would also like to thank the IPHE
awards committee for their trust in our consortium and work. This
award creates new responsibilities and provides new momentum to
our consortium, to intensify our efforts and bring the HYDROSOL
technology closer to production. The IPHE award, along with the
earlier Global 100 Ecotech Award in 2005, recognize the value of
European Solar Hydrogen research and provide justification for the
European Commission's sustained support of Solar Chemistry research,
for which we are grateful".