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Commercialisation of a Recyclable and Innovative Manufacturing Solution for an Optimised Novel marine turbine.

Objective

The CRIMSON project will bring to market a reliable, sustainable, marine energy turbine, and is underpinned by the application of novel materials and an advanced manufacturing process. The key driver for this project is the global potential to generate 120GW of clean, predictable electricity from the kinetic marine energy in rivers and tidal currents. CRIMSON will provide high-performance, low-cost, and scalable marine hydrokinetic (MHK) power systems to the market using manufacturing techniques suitable for high-volume manufacturing with recycled materials.

The immediate impact of this disruptive technology will be to demonstrate the technical and commercial potential of harnessing marine hydrokinetic energy; the longer term impact will be to reduce the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for the European citizen – the ultimate beneficiary of this innovation. CRIMSON will also deliver significant positive impacts in terms of industry/EU competitiveness and scalable company growth in revenue & jobs (€300m of revenues & over 200 jobs by 2026).

This ambitious project is led by ÉireComposites, an established industry player in composites manufacturing for the Aerospace and Renewable Energy sectors and an experienced FP7/Horizon 2020 participant, who will coordinate the project and manufacture the rotating turbine structure. Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), a leading marine energy OEM and technology end-user, is the second industry partner. ORPC has already invested substantial funds (in excess of €100m) in the commercialisation of marine energy and is determined to become a global leader in the sector. Their adoption of the CRIMSON technology will demonstrate its early market acceptance. To achieve the goals of CRIMSON, the project will be supported by a materials specialist (Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials), a testing partner (CNR, the Italian National Research Council) and an academic partner (National University of Ireland Galway).

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate An Choill Rua
CO. GALWAY Inverin
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 015 875

Participants (4)

ORPC IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 874 125
Address
Bridge House Baggot Street Upper
DUBLIN 4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 499 375
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL ADVANCED MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 687,50
Address
Max-planck-strasse 11
48691 Vreden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)