Integrated Salinity Gradient Power Initiative

Welcome to the Integrated Network for Energy from Salinity Gradient Power (INES) project website, where you will be able to find details of the project including: documents, photos, videos, and contact information and of course the latest news on the project. Aiming to find and develop solutions to the common crucial problems for the development of Salinity Gradient Power the INES project gathers Energy Agencies, Developers, Investors, Regional authorities, Experts, and EU Representatives.

 

News

INES New Year’s Update: Site Tour of Denmark’s SaltPower and Other News 

First off: Happy New Year, and we hope the first weeks of 2019 are finding everyone well!

On 12 March we will be organising a site visit to the SaltPower Site in Denmark, located near a salt producer. The ambitions and results of the current installation and the start of the plans for the 1 MW site will be presented and discussed. The Meeting will take from 11:00 to about 16:00, with transit to and from the site being provided.

Bilderesultat for saltpower sønderborg

 

To register for this event, please do so here.

For more info about the start-up company see  www.saltpower.net or email us at: info@imieu.eu

Other Updates and Developments Regarding Salinity Gradient Power

  • As mentioned at the Athens meeting for INES, the launch of a new RED Expertise Centre in Yamaguchi (Japan) was presented. It is a joint venture of the Yamaguchi Expertise Centre and Yamaguchi University. We are excited to at the prospect to organise some visits to this centre and its projects soon.
  • It is also confirmed that there will be a development of a PRO pilot in Singapore, with a capacity of 200m3 flow. This plant first stage is planned to be finished at the end of this year already.
  • On 25 May there is a meeting with the EU Salt Industry in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Here there will be an assembly from most of the European and International Projects on Hybrid Energy Recovery from the salt industry and brine. See the link for more info https://eusalt.com/events/eusalt-general-assembly-2019
  • On 18 June, there will be a meeting with the European Commission, focusing on EU/Non-EU Cooperation, but it also will look particularly at Hydrogen Production from RED Processes. This will be part of European Sustainable Energy Week (from 17 to 21 June), where we will be hoping to present once again.

That’s all for now, but if you have any questions or are wanting more information on these or other INES projects, then please email us at info@imieu.eu!

 

INES meets European Commission on 7th June as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week

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On 7th June INES and SGP were presented at two key occasions:

  • First there was the workshop meeting Upscaling Blue Energy, featuring a discussion on opportunities and barriers for upscaling Blue Energy projects. It gave an update to some of the latest development within the field of Blue Energy in Europe. The European Commission DG Mare, DG ENER, DG RTD and European RED and PRO projects where advancements regarding the pilot projects were represented.  Also, the new pilot projects in Europe on RED (Aqua Battery- SGP/RED) and PRO (Saltpower – PRO from Geothermal Brine) were presented. The meeting was featured as an energy day on the EU Sustainable Energy Week website.
  • Then, there was a meeting with a large gathering with the European Commission and all the European Geothermal Partners (European Geothermal Association a.o.). Over 120 participants in total. The session was titled "DECARBONISATION OF THE HEATING AND COOLING SECTOR: COUPLING EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES WITH SECURITY OF HEAT SUPPLY", and was part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 as a featured session of the policy conference. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome was that power generation AND mineral extraction has a large market in Europe, leading to a highly favourable business case for geothermal power generation.

See also www.saltpower.net , www.aquabattery.nl and www.eusew.eu for the presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Saltpower in Sønderborg, Denmark

Bilderesultat for saltpower sønderborg

On the 7th of March 2018, INES visited the upscaled demonstration plant of the company SaltPower in Sønderborg, Denmark. It is an exciting installation, where power is harvest from brine from a geothermal source. In addition to a tour of the demonstration plant, we were given a presentation on the future potential for this energy source. We also visited one of SaltPowers strong partners, Danfoss, who were very kind to host a meeting with us. Their hospitality warmed us on an otherwise cold day in Denmark. INES will follow the future development of SaltPower with great interest.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info about the start-up company: www.saltpower.net

 

2016 EUSEW 13 June INES Energy Day

INES held its international conference on salinity gradient power, where experts from University of Ghent, University of Palermo and research centre VITO explained their latest and most exciting EU projects on PRO and RED.

To see our presentations click on the below images

INES – Overview of European and International Projects

Unitersiteit Gent – REvivED Project

VITO – Salinity gradient applications

 

We also had a very interesting panel discussion with DG Mare and DG Research and Innovation about the future prospects for ocean energies in Europe.

Lastly, the first book entirely on Salinity Gradient was presented by Prof. Giorgio Micale.

Thank you to our panelists, speakers and presenters for being part of this Energy Day.”