EcoWave: the unique expedition on a solar-powered vessel has began

May 19, 2018 in St. Petersburg the EcoWave (Ecowolna) expedition – the scientific and technical festival has began. The expedition is held within the framework of MARINET’s project “Engineering Competitions”. The solar powered catamaran departed from St. Petersburg on the route Veliky Novgorod – Moscow – Astrakhan. From the Baltic to the Caspian Sea along the rivers Neva, Oka, Volga, the catamaran will pass more than 5000 kilometers through 20 regions of Russia within 90 days.

This project is aimed at the development of the high-tech water transport, which can be launched into mass production soon. Also, it opens the scientific and creative potential of young specialists involved in the project. And during the expedition the members will provide several researches and will gather valuable scientific data. (more…)

Protection & Energy. The technology of active shoreline protection and power generation

Protection&Energy technology (Wave Hunter, wave energy damper by HESC Group) of the construction of the wave power stations will provide:
– Efficient utilization of the sea waves energy
– Creation and development of the
– Recreational areas
– Energy-independent coastal settlements
– Safe routes for the coastwise navigation
– Protected artificial bays for the touristic activities, fish farming and other biosources-related activities (more…)

An intellectual dynamic map of the world ocean renewable energy

The main idea of ​​the project is to create information service directly linking suppliers and consumers of renewable energy technologies of the World Ocean. To implement this service, a system will be created that will combine information of different types of the World Ocean energy, technologies and devices for its production, as well as accompanying supporting documentation on legal, technological and economic aspects of creating projects for renewable energy of the World Ocean. (more…)

First international agreements are signed by MARINET in China

The first international business mission in the MARINET history has been succesfully completed with signing of four agreements and more than 10 MoI. MARINET projects to be placed in CTEX (China technology exchange), MARINET participants have estableshed direct links with Chinese partners while MARINET will continue active development of international cooperation and promotion in China and in other countries.

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MARINET projects will be presented at Open Innovations Forum

Annual forum Open Innovations will take place on October 16-18, 2017 in Moscow, Skolkovo Technopark. The forum’s main goal is the development and commercialization of new technologies, the popularization of world technology brands and the creation of new tools for international cooperation in the field of innovation.

https://www.forinnovations.ru

A Number of MARINET projects will be presented at the RVC stand within the NTI exhibition.

Float Wave Electric Power Station

The project concerns the development of Float Wave Electric Power Station (FWEPS) as an installation for sea wave energy conversion to electricity with high productivity, efficiency and operation performance, applicable to meet a power requirement in different areas of the Earth; production and sale of single and multimodule FWEPS as well as electricity produced.

The module of FWEPS is an oblong axisymmetrical capsule-float which is located on the sea surface.  Inside the capsule there is a mechanical wave energy converter, consisting of an oscillatory system and drive, and an electric generator and energy accumulator. Under the wave effect the capsule-float and inner oscillatory system of the mechanical converter are in continuous oscillatory motion, while the drive engaged with the system provides a continuous turn for the electric generator. (more…)

Prototype of a marine power complex “Diving wing” using the energy of underwater currents

The project focused on the implementation of the road map Marinette to develop the energy resources of the ocean. In ocean currents (surface and deep) are concentrated huge reserves of kinetic energy (about 7.2 – 1012 kWh/year) that can be converted into electricity. The development of only 0.1% of the energy potential of the ocean can provide energy for 15 billion people. The entire area of the World ocean cross currents having different directions and speeds.

There are a large number of oceanic currents with flow rates from 0.4 to 1 m/s, which modern developers gidroenergostroy not even considered, as it is believed that the use of energy data trends are not yet commercially profitable, as at the present time there are no technical solutions for efficient energy conversion low flow velocities. At these low velocities the use of traditional transducers kinetic energy of the flow of water in a mechanical – hydraulic turbines – is ineffective. (more…)

Circular thermoelectric generating module

The creation of remote energy sources is a resource-intensive and complex task. There are important questions of necessity to provide long-term operation, reliability and absence of vibrations are sharply raised. Often, such energy sources are discarded in favor of simpler alternatives because of the increased cost of generated energy. But, thanks to the rapid development of semiconductor technologies and an increase in the efficiency of thermoelectric processes, new opportunities have appeared to increase the efficiency of remote systems.

The goal of the project is to create a reliable source of energy for remote marine infrastructure facilities and marine autonomous underwater vehicles. This project implements an innovative device approach of a remote electric power source. Reliability, safety, environmental cleanliness in combination with compact dimensions and high efficiency are ensured. (more…)