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INES at the 5 July 2022 – Intergroup discussion on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

The hybrid EP Intergroup meeting on 5 July, physically taking place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, was organised by the Intergroup on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, was  titled “The potential of Osmotic Energy to produce clean permanent electricity and green hydrogen – Accelerating the European Union’s energy transition”.This meeting was also organised in the perspective of MEPs Ms Maria da Graça Carvalho and Mr Christophe Grudler initiative on the amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) to include ‘Osmotic Energy’.

In the meeting, attention was paid to the various forms of Osmotic Power Production in Europe and their state of the art: RED, PRO and Nanotechnology. In addition the EP Members participated in the discussion underlining the essence of this type of power generation to stimulate innovative renewable energy development in order to ensure Europe’s Energy Security. Besides the nanotechnology development of Sweetch Energy (FR) by IMI/INES, also the latest developments at REDstack (NL), Saltpower’s (DEN) and ResourSEAs (IT) demonstration projects were presented

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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