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Development of a wind-wave power open-sea platform equipped for hydrogen generation with support for multiple users of energy

Development of a wind-wave power open-sea platform equipped for hydrogen generation with support for multiple users of energy

Objective

The rational exploitation of oceans’ space and resources is increasingly seen as crucial to enhance European competitiveness in key areas such as Renewable Energy and Aquaculture. The H2OCEAN consortium aims at developing an innovative design for an economically and environmentally sustainable multi-use open-sea platform. The H2OCEAN platform will harvest wind and wave power, using part of the energy on-site for multiple applications – including a multi-trophic aquaculture farm, and convert on-site the excess energy into hydrogen that can be stored and shipped to shore as green energy carrier. The project builds on already on-going R&D and commercial activities of a partnership involving European leading industrial and academic partners from 5 countries within the fields of renewable energy, fish farming, hydrogen generation, maritime transports and related research disciplines. The unique feature of the H2OCEAN concept, besides the integration of different activities into a shared multi-use platform, lies in the novel approach for the transmission of offshore-generated renewable electrical energy through hydrogen. This concept allows effective transport and storage the energy decoupling energy production and consumption, thus avoiding the grid imbalance problem inherent to current offshore renewable energy systems. Additionally, this concept also circumvents the need for a cable transmission system which takes up a significant investment share for offshore energy generation infrastructures, increasing the price of energy. The envisaged integrated concept will permit to take advantage of several synergies between the activities within the platform significantly boosting the Environmental, Social and Economic potential impact of new maritime activities, increasing employment and strengthening European competitiveness in key economic areas.
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Coordinator

AWS TRUEPOWER SL

Address

Calle Baldiri Reixac 10-12
08028 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 526 101

Administrative Contact

Elisabet García (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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VIRTUALPIE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 620 956

DEXA Wave Energy ApS

Denmark

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 175 136

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 181 331

CHLAMYS S.R.L

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 201 879

FAI AQUACULTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 287 311

INSTITUT FUR SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 186 885

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 461 894

SETA SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE TRATAMIENTO DE AGUA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 111 510

FUSION MARINE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 520

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 93 240

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 363 836

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 966

IT Power Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 346 266,07

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 416 845

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 139 600

FLOATING POWER PLANT AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 180 880

IT POWER CONSULTING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 12 777,93

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288145

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 501 858,76

  • EU contribution

    € 4 525 934

Coordinated by:

AWS TRUEPOWER SL

Spain