ICSI Energy is a research and development facility with the mission to implement, develop and disseminate hydrogen-based technologies in Romania, as well as to support national priority policies in the field of energy and environment. It has an exceptional infrastructure for the entire process chain of the new energy revolution (Production →Storage/Transport → Utilization). The human resource is focused on the development of technologies, products and services that contribute to achieve a “hydrogen economy” in Romania.
The experience gained in energy research projects since 2000 led to the establishment of the National Center for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in 2009 and its transformation into a National Interest Facility in 2014. The entire hydrogen energy technology development program has been completed both instrumentally and from human resources capabilities by developing two other research facilities: a low temperature laboratory for liquid hydrogen storage and superconductivity storage technologies (CRYO-HY, 2012), and an energy storage laboratory (ROM-EST, 2015). All of these represent ICSI Energy.
- 2009 – ICSI Energy becomes a full member of the Joint Technology Initiative – Joint Undertaking on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell, a unique public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen-based energy technologies;
- 2012 – Hydrogen Research Initiative Group within CNHPC leads to the foundation of the Romanian Association for Hydrogen Energy.
ICSI Energy Department Coordinator: Dr. Math. Elena Carcadea