International MeCRE Conference
November 13-15, 2024

The second conference on the Metal-enabled Cycle of Renewable Energy (MeCRE) will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, from 13–15 November 2024. The event is a forum to exchange on metals as innovative energy carriers in a renewable energy system.

Both fundamental and application oriented research from academia and industry will be discussed. The conference is organized by Clean Circles in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

The 2nd International MeCRE Conference focuses on – but is not limited to – iron as an energy carrier.

The 3rd International MeCRE Conference (ReMeF Symposium), organized by Project Reveal, will take place on February 12-13, 2025 in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and will focus on aluminum.


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MeCRE Conference Introduction

The abundance of renewable energy sources on our planet is sufficient to solve the energy and climate crisis. What hinders our shift towards a renewable energy landscape is primarily the geographic scattering and intermittent nature of most renewable energy sources. Consequently, it becomes crucial to convert surplus green power into energy carriers that can be easily stored, transported, and reused. Several metals, such as iron, aluminum, and magnesium, have been proposed as promising candidates for the long-term storage and long-distance transport of renewable energy. These metals can undergo reactions, either with atmospheric oxygen to release heat or with water to generate heat and hydrogen. The resulting byproducts, metal oxides, can be infinitively recycled and transformed back into metals using renewable energy.

This conference represents the second international forum dedicated to the subject of Metal-enabled Cycle of Renewable Energy (MeCRE). It will bring together leading scientists and technologists in this emerging field to exchange innovative insights and devise groundbreaking solutions aimed at accelerating the transition to clean energy through MeCRE. If you have an interest in becoming a part of this exciting exploration, this conference serves as an excellent starting point.

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