EU project SMHYLES

The EU project SMHYLES is developing novel salt- and water-based hybrid energy storage systems on an industrial scale. SMHYLES started in January 2024 and will run until December 2027. The project is coordinated by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Centre for Sustainable Energy (Italy), and is being carried out in cooperation with 15 other partners from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Tunisia. The EU is funding the project under the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation "Horizon Europe" with around €6 million.

Project name: SMHYLES (Grant Agreement Nr. 101138029) - Safe, sustainable and modular Hybrid systems for Long-duration Energy storage and grid Services
Duration: 01/2024 – 12/2027
Programme: Horizon Europe
Total EU funding amount: approx. EUR 6 million
Funding: European Union

Project coordination: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy,, Centre for Sustainable Energy (

Project partners:
Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany,

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Germany,  Bavarian Research Alliance, Germany, 
CIRCE, Spain,
SCHMID Energy Systems GmbH, Germany,

C2C-NewCap, Portugal,
SONICK S.p.A., Italy,
Capwatt, Portugal,

Capwatt Services, Portugal,
Graciolica Lda., Portugal,
INESC TEC, Portugal,
Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic,
INDRIVETEC AG, Switzerland,

RINA Consulting, Italy,
Comete Engineering International, Tunisia,

Press contact

Project coordinator:

Edoardo Gino Macchi
Head of Battery and Electrification Technologies Unit – BET

Centre for Sustainable Energy – SE

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK
Phone: +39 0461 314 887
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