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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UL SERVICES SPAIN SL
Address
Caravel La La Nina 12 Planta 3
08017 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)

VIRTUALPIE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 620 956
Address
The Fluid Engineering Centre
MK43 0AJ Cranfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerry Mcnulty (Mr.)
DEXA Wave Energy ApS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Enghaven 49
7500 Holstebro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helle Fonnesbech Bust (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 136
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Calvo Conde (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 181 331
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
CHLAMYS S.R.L
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 879
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 13
76125 Trani (Bt)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Brizzi (Dr.)
FAI AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 311
Address
Benchmark House 8 Smithy Wood Drive
S35 1QN Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Atack (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUR SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 885
Address
Universitatsallee 11-13
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Holger Kramer (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 461 894
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Ravn Nielsen (Dr.)
SETA SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE TRATAMIENTO DE AGUA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 510
Address
Calle La Bujia - Poligono Industrial Santa Ana 4
28522 Rivas Vaciamadrid ( Madrid )
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
German álvarez (Mr.)
FUSION MARINE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 520
Address
Marine Resource Centre
PA37 1SE Oban
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Divers (Mr.)
TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 240
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias Parcela 30
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Garcia Caso (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 836
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 79 966
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Las Heras Andrés (Mr.)
IT Power Ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 266,07
Address
Lutyens Close -Grove House
RG24 8AG Chineham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Thake (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 416 845
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Rose (Ms.)
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 600
Address
Calle Enric Granados 111 Planta 6 Puerta 2
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Alejandro Rosato (Mr.)
FLOATING POWER PLANT AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 180 880
Address
Birketvej 13
4941 Bandholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Køhler (Mr.)
IT POWER CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 777,93
Address
29 Great George St
BS1 5QT Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Hussey (Mr.)