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A pilot test to generate renewable energy from seawater

The Maritime and Logistics Cluster of the Balearic Islands takes a step forward in its commitment to promote sustainable initiatives to respond to the growing energy demand, taking the ROE (Renewable Ocean Energy) project to Cantabria, after its national presentation held just a few weeks in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands).

ROE, the pioneering initiative promoted by the consortium made up of the Balearic Islands Maritime and Logistics Cluster, the companies ROE and Sunwa Technologies and the University of the Balearic Islands, enables renewable energy to be generated from the wave force of sea waves, through a unique technology on the market in terms of performance and cost.

Specifically, ROE is part of the bank of developed projects that make the political recommendations a reality, presented this year by the Maritime and Logistics Cluster of the Balearic Islands to the European Commission, through its BLUEfasma initiative. Its mission: promote the blue circular economy in coastal areas to combat the depletion of natural resources and climate change.

It is in this context that the Maritime Cluster of the Balearic Islands organized the conference 'Reducing energy costs by applying new technologies' at the Vice-Presidency of the Balearic Government, to evaluate the possibility of carrying out a pilot experience of the ROE project in Cantabria.

All those who have intervened have agreed on the great contribution of ROE to the increase in the productive capacity of renewable energies, which will in turn lead to a decrease in the generation and consumption of other, more polluting energies.

Turbines on the jetties, a revolutionary technology in the production of renewable energy

The innovative component of ROE focuses on the marine hydraulic turbine that the Renewable Ocean Energy company aims to build and attach with an auxiliary anchorage to the breakwaters of the ports. The hydraulic system of this turbine has the capacity to take advantage of the energy produced by the waves when they break against the breakwaters, generating an average electricity of 15 Kw/h to 25 KW/h per unit.

In this sense, using the technology of the ROE project, the same amount of renewable energy can be produced in 100 m2 as in 1,200 m2 of photovoltaic energy, affirm the technicians responsible for the development of this initiative.

Its development and application in different ports will reduce the carbon footprint, eliminate polluting emissions from ports, noise control, minimal visual impact as it blends in with the environment and, finally, an efficient supply of renewable energy to those currently on the market, with 24-hour energy production.


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