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Next Evolution in Materials and Models for Ocean energy

Project description

Making tidal energy more affordable

Harnessing power from flowing water is one of the oldest forms of energy generation. However, further technology advancements are needed to make this renewable energy source competitive with traditional energy sources relying on fossil fuels. The EU-funded NEMMO project aims to drive down costs by designing larger, lighter and more durable composite turbine blades. Researchers are working on ways to improve the hydrodynamic performance and active flow control of the turbine blade. They are also testing new composites and coatings that should increase resistance to fatigue, impact, cavitation erosion and biofouling. The ultimate aim is to reduce the levelised cost of energy for a 2-MW tidal turbine by 70 %, bringing it down to EUR 0.15/kWh.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/tidal energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 591 920

Participants (11)

INDUSTRIAS NAVARRAS DEL PLASTICO REFORZADO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 528 475
Address
Poligono Industrial De San Adrian
31570 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 525 515
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 436 635
Address
Avenue Du Docteur Albert Schweitzer - Centre Condorcet 162
33608 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 346 265
Address
Paseo Castellana Num 141 Planta 18 Edificio Cuzco Iv
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Other
SAGRES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 045
Address
Calle Prego De Montaos 7
36800 Redondela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 522 630
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 460 000
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
S.P. NANO LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 208 125
Address
Faran 2
8122502 Yavne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ENERGIE DE L'OCEAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 512,50
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BLADE TEST CENTRE A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 463 885
Address
Landdybet 10 87
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)