FCH JU projects on hydrogen storage
Santa Cruz, Tenerife (Spain), October 2nd, 2013

The joint workshop will be held on the 2nd of October, 2013 at Hotel Iberostar Grand Mencey (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain). Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island of Tenerife, the largest island of Canary Islands Archipielago.

The workshop will bring together FCH JU projects on solid-state hydrogen storage to discuss topics of common interests as: Materials for solid-state hydrogen storage, Hydrogen tanks based on solid-state materials, Integration of solid-state hydrogen tanks with fuel cells, final use and applications.

The participation to the workshop is restricted to partners of EDEN, HYPER, SSH2S and BOR4STORE projects, but a limited number of places are available for external attendees.

People interested are requested to contact project coordinators.


Basic info

Apart from the Joint Worshop to be held on the 2nd October, there will be four satellite workshops (1st and 3rd October) involving the partners of each consortium. Two rooms will be arranged for these presentations (Tinerfe I and II). A projector + computer will be available in each conference rooms.

Also the main contributions for each partner can be exposed as posters (A0 size). Panels will be available in the corridor adjacent to the conference rooms and inside of them.

A special terrace will be reserved for the coffee breaks.

More specific info can be found in the following web sites:




Tenerife is a volcanic island formed in the late Tertiary Age. In the center of the island, the impressive cone of Teide (3,718 m) rises up over the Caldera de Las Cañadas, forming the highest point of Spain. The rugged island terrain and the variety of climates has produced a territory of many different landscapes and forms, from the Teide National Park to Los Gigantes Cliffs with their vertical walls, with semi-desert areas with their drought-resistant plants in the south, valleys of tropical and sub-tropical crops, areas of laurel forests in the Anaga and Teno massifs and large areas of pine forest above the laurel forests relicts of the Tertiary Age. The wide variety of climates and landscapes in Tenerife is matched by a wealth of ecosystems, each with its own characteristic flora and fauna.

The Island´s climate is mild due to the prevailing winds, the island orography and the cold Canary current. There are no seasons of extreme cold or suffocating heat. Average temperatures fluctuate between 17º and 18º C in winter, up to 24º or 25º C in summer.

Despite its small size (2,034 Km2), Tenerife has a surprisingly rich biological diversity due to its special climate. The abundance of micro-climates and natural habitats is clearly reflected in the rich and varied vegetation to be found on the island: 1400 species of higher plants, including 140 species endemic to Tenerife.



The IBEROSTAR MENCEY Hotel is situated in an undisturbed residential area, close to García Sanabria Park, and less than 10 km from the international airport in Los Rodeos.

Among its facilities you will find a Tropical garden, a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, etc. The rooms are provided with air-conditioning, TV, piped music, WIFI connectivity and telephone.

Travel and Transportation

The best way to get to Tenerife is by plane, via Tenerife South-Reina Sofía Airport or Tenerife North-Los Rodeos Airport.

About ten Spanish airports have flight connections with Tenerife North airport and almost 75 worldwide airports connect with Tenerife South airport.

Tenerife South airport, in Costa Adeje, is approximately 60 km far from the hotel, while Tenerife North airport is 10 km far.

In most cases Madrid Airport Barajas will be used as transfer when coming from non-European countries. There are daily flights connecting worldwide locations and Madrid. Madrid-Tenerife is a 2.5 hour flight operated by IBERIA or other Spanish regular airlines.

Passenger terminal (bus stop, taxi stand and other info) - Tenerife Norte - Tenerife Sur Airport



There is a very good bus service - here buses are called guaguas . These buses of the company TITSA (green buses) run frequently and cheaply. They are quite comfortable and are air-conditioned. Taxis are inexpensive compared to European standards. Renting a car may also be an alternative.

If you are arriving at Tenerife South Airport (TFS) Reina Sofia: A direct bus service, line 111, to the main bus terminal in Santa Cruz, leaves the airport at 23:30, 00:55, 02:35, 04:30 and from 06:00 to 22:00 every 30 minutes. Price of one way ticket is 9 euros.

If you are arrive at Tenerife North Airport (TFN) Los Rodeos: There are several lines to Santa Cruz: 102, 107, 108.

More info on Tourist lines


A Taxi can be up to 80 euros from the TFS airport and 18 euros to get to the hotel from the northern airport.


Auto Reisen, Avis, Cicar, Europcar, Hertz


Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz

Recommended visits


"How to get there" from ...

1) TFS, press this link. From TFN this other link

2) choose "Terminal. Arrivals" or "General Car Park" in A, and

3) type or (copy-paste from here) "Calle de Doctor Jose Naveiras, 38, 38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife" in B.



- Marcello BARICCO. Università di Torino, I. project SSH2S

...please send an email to marcello.baricco@unito.it


- Luigi CREMA. FBK, Trento, I. project EDEN

..please send an email to crema@fbk.eu


- Juliet KAUFFMANN. Orion Innovation, London, UK. project HYPER
..please send an email to juliet.kauffmann@orioninnovations.co.uk


- Klaus TAUBE. HZG, Geesthacht, D. project BOR4STORE

..please send an email to klaus.taube@hzg.de