MAST3Boost had its General Assembly at Helsinki

On the 14th and 15th December 2023, MAST3RBoost Project’s consortium gathered in Helsinski to review the progress made so far and discuss the next steps.

The hosting partner Nanolayers Research Computing together with the project’s coordinator Envirohemp welcomed the rest of the Consortium, Spike Renewables S.r.l., Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen (LKR), CIDETEC, EDAG Group, University of Nottingham , University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), TWI, Contactica and Carbon Science and Technology Institute (CSIC-INCAR) to the assembly.

During the first day, Work Packages 1 to 6 were discussed. Each WP leader presented the status of the WP, what was achieved and what needs to be done in the following months. Specifically, the current status of the 3D printed part was presented in WP 4 and 5. The part is manufactured from aluminium using wire arc additive manufacturing. It was the first trial of printing the heat exchanger with the goal of improving the geometry and build parameters. The final heat exchanger will be installed inside the MAST3RBoost tank to regulate temperature. It will have a length of approximately 700mm and contain round channels for the heating/cooling fluid

3D printed cutout section of the heat exchanger element

After that, the consortium could also participate in a networking session with the project MOST-H2, where Prof. Theodore Steriotis (Research Director Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”) presented the project.

The second day continued with the review of Work Packages 7 and 8 followed by two workshops to review the External Advisory Board (EAB) recommendations and to check the communication and dissemination materials and planning for the next months.

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