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Development of a novel wave energy converter based on hydrodynamic lift forces

Project description

Preparing for the commercial development of wave energy

Oceans represent a significant, predictable resource for renewable energy. The main forms of ocean energy are waves, tides, marine currents, salinity gradient and temperature gradient. While wave and tidal energy are the most mature technologies, the commercially viable extraction of energy from ocean waves has yet to be achieved. The EU-funded LiftWEC project focuses on the development of LiftWEC, a novel type of wave energy converter. Specifically, it will develop a new concept based on the exploitation of lift forces generated by wave-induced water velocities. Current concepts need to couple through diffraction or buoyancy forces, but this new approach will use lift forces (as opposed to the traditional buoyancy). In addition, the LiftWEC concept has the advantage that the motion can be unidirectional, which significantly simplifies the extraction of energy.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 621 100

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 441 562,50
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 340 935
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOSEA
France
EU contribution
€ 367 812,50
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44321 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 244 975
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 244 625
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERNANDEZ CHOZAS JULIA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 169 687,50
Address
Norre Farimagsgade 27C 1 Th
1360 Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 164 625
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 907,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments