Seven partners from across Europe have formed a major international collaborative project worth €1.8 million is driving forward the development of cost effective components, designed for reliable and sustainable ocean energy.
The 36 month Oceanera-Net project is led by Spain’s Tecnalia, with partners Zunibal, Ditrel Industrial, WavEC Offshore Renewables, Smartbay Ireland Ltd, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and the Energy Cluster Association of the Basque Country.
The project aims to establish the requirements for monitoring, control and connection components for wave and tidal energy arrays, ensuring that the next generation of these devices is optimised to improve reliability and cost effectiveness.
The project will take forward the development of four critical components for ocean energy:
- A safety monitoring and control device
- A wave measurement buoy
- An umbilical cable monitoring device
- An underwater device-to-cable connector for a floating energy converter.
If we want to succeed in the development of ocean energy technologies, industries and research organisations need to work together.
Ocean energy technologies are moving steadily from laboratory scale models to real scale prototypes and arrays of converters. Delivering reliable and cost-effective technologies will be paramount to the ultimate commercial success of Europe’s ocean energy industry and therefore identifying common components will help reduce costs by driving down both capital and operational expenditure, ramping up volume manufacturing.
Pablo Ruiz-Minguela, Head of Wave Energy for Tecnalia, said:
“If we want to succeed in the development of ocean energy technologies, industries and research organisations need to work together towards cost reduction and high reliability. OCEANERA-NET gives the perfect framework for this collaboration to happen amongst some of the most dynamic regions and countries in Europe.”
Like our Facebook Page
REPT BATTERO Makes Breakthrough in Future of Eco-Friendly Batteries
Harnessing the Sun: The Far-reaching Benefits of Solar Panels
7 Benefits of Purchasing Sustainable Housing
Our Top Five Sustainable Home Renovations For 2023
6 Ways Eco-Friendly Photographers Can Take Beautiful Natural Pictures
Emerging Research In Seagrass Restoration: What Does The Future Hold?
Sustainable Bites: How To Make Your Diet Eco-Friendly
Coffee Farms & Cloud Forests: Colombia’s New Eco Initiatives
Electric Cars: Are They Worth The Switch?
Maximizing the Efficiency of Deliveries: Strategies for Sustainable Businesses
The Future of Sustainability In The Logistics Industry
Eight Different Eco-Friendly Developments in the Food Industry
5 Key Areas to Look at When It Comes to Business Sustainability
Holding Eco-Friendly Coins is Greener and More Profitable
Addressing Leadership Challenges in Green Entrepreneurship
5 Reasons That Diamonds Can Be Excellent Green Investments
Why Should We Invest in Eco-Friendly Homes?
The Rise of Sustainable Cloud Computing
Navigating Towards A Greener Future: Sustainable Practices In Maritime
Eco- Friendly Homes Integrating Environmental Consciousness into Modern Real Estate
- Features3 months ago
What is the Eco-Friendliest Option to Wash Your Dishes?
- Environment7 months ago
6 Home Improvements You Can Make to Help the Environment
- Environment11 months ago
How to Ensure Your Home’s Eco-Friendly During Construction?
- Business10 months ago
The Pulp & Paper Industry is Reaching its Sustainability Goals