“Study for the development of the green mobility in the port of Civitavecchia through the implementation of the pilot technology REWEC3 – 2013-IT-92050-S” financed by the EU’s TEN-T Programme. Partners:Port Authority of Civitavecchia, NOEL of the Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria. The main objective of the project is to produce a feasibility study for the reduction of the CO2 emissions associated with the mobility within the Port of Civitavecchia. In this context, one of the 17 REWEC3 caissons under construction in the Port of Civitavecchia, was equipped with one standard Wells turbine, which is not yet optimized for the REWEC3 system, for producing electricity covering the mobility needs of the Port.
adminNoelTEN-T project for the pilot technology REWEC3 in Civitavecchia – 2013-IT-92050-S
Research Project: “U-OWC plant and air turbine for the production of electrical power from sea waves – POSEIDONE”, funded by the Ministry of Environment in the Notice for the funding of research projects aimed at realizations of works characterized by energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in urban areas (GU-SerieV n°150 of 21/12/2009 ) – Partners: Mediterranea University, University of Rome La Sapienza; Faggiolati Pumps SpA; Wavenergy.it Ltd. Role: component of the research group of Reggio Calabria with Proff. Felice Arena (project leader), Paolo Boccotti, Giuseppe Barbaro, Vincenzo Fiamma and Alessandra Romolo. In the project, a small-scale field experiment on a model of REWEC3 caisson will be executed at the Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory to test the conversion of wave energy and the production of electrical power given by the REWEC3 plant. In the plant will be located a model of Wells turbine of 2kW of installed power, designed by the project partners. The first small-scale field validation of the REWEC3 – turbine dynamic model is here used for predicting system response in real sea wave conditions. The final goal of the project is to obtain electrical power from the REWEC3 – Wells turbine plant.
adminNoelU-OWC plant and air turbine for the production of electrical power from sea waves – POSEIDONE
European Research Project “Large Multipurpose Platforms for Exploiting Renewable Energy in Open Seas – Acronym: PLENOSE”, Grant Agreement n° PIRSES-GA-2013-612581, on the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, SP3 People, “Support for training and career development of researchers (Marie Curie)”, “International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)”, call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES.
The ‘Mediterranea’ University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) is the leader of the project (supervisor Prof. Felice Arena). Partners: The University of Liverpool (UK) with scientific advisor Prof. Michael Beer; Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal) with scientific advisor Prof. Carlos Guedes Soares; William Marsh Rice University (Houston, Texas, USA) with scientific advisor Prof. Pol Spanos; Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, USA) with scientific advisor Prof. George Deodatis; Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) with scientific advisor Prof. Vallam Sundar. Duration: 4 years. The project includes the following WPs: Wave Models (scientific advisor: Instituto Superior Tecnico, CENTEC, Portugal), Dynamical Modelling (scientific advisor: University of Liverpool, UK), Physical Modelling (scientific advisor: Mediterranea University, Italy).
In the project, Proff. Felice Arena, Giuseppe Barbaro, Dr. Alessandra Romolo, Dr. Giovanni Malara, Dr. Valentina Laface, Dr. Federica Strati from NOEL staff are involved in the PLENOSE project.
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European Research Project “REWEC3-PTO Electrical System Optimization”, project proposal number 236, 4th call for free-of-charge access to 17 specific MARINET infrastructures “MARINET – Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies” concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. Host structure and project partners: TECNALIA (Spain). The overall objective of the project is to identify the optimal PTO system associated with a certain REWEC3 caisson. The objective is accomplished by comparing the performance of several PTO configurations (considering different fixed turbine rotational speeds) driven by inputs pertaining to a REWEC3 exposed to a variety of sea states. All the staff of the NOEL research group is involved in the project.
adminNoelMARINET: REWEC3-PTO Electrical System Optimization