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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-TwoStages

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Net EU contribution
€ 621 100,00
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 441 562,50
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 340 935,00
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INNOSEA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 245 312,50
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44321 Nantes

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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
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

INNOSEA LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 122 500,00
Address
43/7 Ashley Terrace
EH11 1RY Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 244 975,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 244 625,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 423 500,00
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 29 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FERNANDEZ CHOZAS JULIA
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 169 687,50
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 164 625,00
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa

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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
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 356 907,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00