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Innovative Microturbine Technology For Delocalised, Off-Grid Electricity Generation

Objective

Advanced Microturbines and FAST’s AirWatt project is a Phase 1 winning project from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument call of June 2014. The project is based on the industrialisation and commercialisation of a patented, miniaturised, integrated turbine and electrical generator, designed to be introduced into the gas supply pipelines, taking advantage of existing pressure drops and gas flow in the system to generate electricity that can be used to power apparatus for the monitoring and control of the pipeline. Our plan is to use our microturbine to power locally smart gas grid solutions, such as monitoring and control remote terminal units (RTUs).
Founded in 2013 in Genoa, Italy, as a spin-off of the Italian Institute of Technology, Advanced Microturbines Srl, is a technology-driven micro-enterprise and inventor of the integrated, miniaturised turbine-generator that is the basis for AirWatt. In our mission to develop our innovative idea and bring to the market novel solutions for energy storage and supply system for off-grid applications, we encountered the company FAST SpA, a manufacturer of automation and process control systems based in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
With more than 30 years of experience, FAST is one of the leaders in control and supervision systems, recognised for their state-of-the-art solutions.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017

Coordinator

ADVANCED MICROTURBINES SRL
Net EU contribution
€ 496 250,13
Address
Largo San Giuseppe, 3/32
16121 Genova Ge
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 212 678,62

Participants (2)

FAST SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 483 612,00
Address
Via Molino Poncino 4
42019 Scandiano (Re)

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 207 263,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TECLAB - SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 21 000,00
Address
Via Delle Pianazze, 74
19136 La Spezia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria La Spezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 9 000,00