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Task Force on Corrosion in Green & Low Carbon Energy Technologies

Current activities


Focus areas

The Task Force activities are based around materials and corrosion issues related to the following areas of interest, each with an identified focus area coordinator who can be contacted for further information. The main aim of the Task Force is to provide coordination around these activities and to facilitate links with ongoing initiatives including those organised by WCO and EFC Working Parties.

Area of interest Coordinator
Hydrogen Gareth Hinds
Geothermal energy Marc Wilms (Working Party 13)
Wind, wave and tidal energy Steve Paterson
Green fuels  Francois Ropital (Working Party 15)
Electrochemical energy storage Bernard Normand
Solar technologies Polina Volovitch
Hydroelectric power to be confirmed
Micro-organisms Pierangela Cristiani (Working Party 10)
Nuclear Working Party 4 (Damien Féron)
Carbon capture & storage Working Party 24 (Ralf Bässler)


Workshop on “Corrosion in green and low carbon energy technologies” at EUROCORR 2021 - September 19-23, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.

Proposed educational course on “Green and low carbon energy generation” at EUROCORR 2021.
Intended for students and those interested in how green and low carbon energy is generated and the implications for materials and corrosion.



The annual meeting takes place during EUROCORR.



Publication of a green book on “corrosion & low-carbon energies” with WCO, based on WCO workshops and EFC-WCO workshop during virtual Eurocorr2020 (Damien Féron)

Development of a white paper on Corrosion in New Technologies with WCO – Damien Feron



For those who are interested in the transition to new energy technologies and wish to keep in contact with the Task Force and learn about our activities, click here to register.



Green and low carbon energy technologies have emerged as a strategic priority:

  • to reduce the global carbon footprint,
  • to limit the impact of materials production on the environment,
  • to decrease CO2 emissions and improve air quality.

The transition to new energy technologies to achieve these priorities is vital for the sustainability of our environment and society. The task force activities will focus on corrosion issues in what are often called “sustainable”, “green” or “near-neutral carbon” technologies related to:

  • use of hydrogen,
  • geothermal energy,
  • wind, wave and tidal energy,
  • green fuels,
  • electrochemical energy storage,
  • photovoltaic and thermal solar technologies,
  • hydroelectric power,
  • nuclear power,
  • carbon capture & storage.

Our principal goal is to provide the opportunity to exchange information, develop guidelines and promote mitigation strategies for corrosion in the new energy sector. The will involve collaboration and information exchange between academia and industry in order to assist in the development of solutions to reduce the impact of energy generation and usage on our environment.


Previous activities


Workshop 2019

Workshop on solar energy technologies “Durability in photovoltaic modules” at Eurocorr 2019 in Seville.

Corrosion Awareness Day 2020 - Webinar - Corrosion and Low Carbon Energies organised by the World Corrosion Organization.

Workshop on corrosion in green and low carbon technologies at the virtual EUROCORR 2020 conference.