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European Green Week 2021

  • During the European Green Week 2021, an informative webinar will be hosted by IMIEU on the topic of Salinity Gradient Power (SGP). This technology allows generating power through mixing fresh and saline water.

  • The goal of the event is to inform policymakers, industry partners, researchers, and the public at large about the benefits of generating power through SGP technology to achieve the objectives of the New European Green Deal and the new, more ambitious 55% objective regarding the implementation of renewable energy. IMIEU has initiated the INES platform and coordinates activities related to sharing knowledge, developing pilot projects on an international scale, and further strengthening scientific cooperation. Additionally, through international collaboration, the platform tackles the common challenges of the technology, such as fouling of membranes and enhancement of quality and capacity, pre-treatment issues, and upscaling of installations in general. Moreover, by mobilizing finance, the platform aims to efficiently adapt to environmental risks to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and EU Green Deal.

    For the last two years, steps have been taken towards upscaling, and in both the Netherlands and Denmark, scaled-up solutions of 1MW or more are being developed. During the event, the key partners of the INES platform will present their applications and commercialization of SGP technology.

    We are looking forward to your presence!

For registration press HERE.

 

Upcoming meeting at UNIPA

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Next month on 15 November, the UNIPA will be hosting a meeting to show several of the pilots and demos of their REVIVED project, as well as the pilot of the RED-HEAT-TO POWER project. This meeting is meant for industries, start-ups, experts on salinity gradient energy.

This will be an excellent opportunity to be immersed in the issues of developing a RED Demo plant and the issues with natural/industrial water. More details are coming up, including a full programme for the event.

For more information, please contact us at info@imieu.eu  

 

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.

 

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

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.”