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ADVANCED TEXTILES FOR OPEN SEA BIOMASS CULTIVATION

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AT~SEA is a 3-year European project within FP7 (NMP work programme). The project aims at the development of advanced technical textiles in order to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of open sea cultivation of macroalgae (seaweed).
The project targets the development of novel textile materials for 3 different elements of the aquatic biomass cultivation farms:
• Advanced 3D multilayer textile substrates for seaweed cultivation
• Advanced textile based cables and connections for positioning and anchoring of the 3D multilayer textile substrate
• Advanced coated textiles for flexible and light-weight floatation tubes, as well as for storage and transportation tanks
By reaching these goals, AT~SEA targets at the development of innovative offshore textile products. Further, it wants to stimulate bio-energy production from seaweed by enabling open sea large scale cultivation and harvesting.
The choice for macroalgae based aquatic biomass cultivation in AT~SEA is based on the following reasoning: 1) 70% of the earth’s surface is ocean, thus there is a huge potential for biomass growth, 2) macroalgae grow much faster than conventional crops on land, 3) by producing the biomass at sea we avoid the discussions about land food crops being used as fuel/energy source. This is the so-called food-energy nexus.
It is an important challenge as today the total worldwide energy consumption is ca. 480 exajoules (EJ, 480 × E18 J). Approximately 90% is derived from the combustion of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels, i.e. coal, oil and natural gas, are limited in supply and will one day be depleted. As a result the quest for renewable energies started decades ago. These are energies generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides, etc. but also from industrial or urban waste and biomass. Induced by numerous studies and energy conferences, the 27 member states of the EU decided in 2007 that 20% of our energy should come from renewable sources by 2020 (Lisbon Treaty). Biomass energy, being the oldest source of renewable energy, is generally acknowledged as one of the most promising. The technology is based on converting biomass material (plants and animal waste) into energy (i.e. heat, electricity and/or chemicals, like methane gas, butanol, etc.).
The project consortium is well-balanced and consists of 11 partners from 8 countries (6 SME’s, 4 RTD’s and 1 LE). In order to facilitate a successful project, the consortium covers a broad range of required competences, i.e. textiles, biology and biotechnology, offshore engineering, and renewable energy. Since the focus is on the development of textiles, 6 out of 11 partners stem from the textile sector.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5
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System finansowania

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Koordynator

SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV
Adres
Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
Belgia
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wkład UE
€ 412 125
Kontakt administracyjny
Bert Groenendaal (Dr.)

Uczestnicy (10)

DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.
Portugalia
Wkład UE
€ 266 784
Adres
Rua Eng Frederico Ulr 2650
4470 605 Maia
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Laurence Flamand (Ms.)
HORTIMARE BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 428 520
Adres
Esther De Boer Van Rijkpark 20
1705 LN Heerhugowaard
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Job Schipper (Mr.)
OCEANFUEL LTD
Irlandia
Wkład UE
€ 251 334
Adres
Mausrevagh Kilcoona
Headford
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Stefan Kraan (Mr.)
EUROFILET SARL
Maroko
Wkład UE
€ 198 480
Adres
Ilot 23 Lot 1 Tfz
90 000 Tanger
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
René Munier (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 417 964
Adres
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Sandra Wagenaar (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 464 000
Adres
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Guy Buyle (Dr.)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 273 644
Adres
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Stanley Michele (Dr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 356 862
Adres
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Rodzaj działalności
Other
Kontakt administracyjny
Halvor Lie (Mr.)
BEXCO NV
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 215 680
Adres
Industriepark Zwaarveld 25
9220 Hamme
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Chris De Schepper (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIA REDERA SL
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 114 400
Adres
Calle San Isidro
03350 Cox Alicante
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Carmelo Pamies Santacruz (Mr.)