The NEMMO project team has joined forces with the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) to host a workshop focussing on innovative materials. The event is being held as an official side event at the European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2021).
The workshop will include an in-depth discussion on the challenges, opportunities and future developments of materials used in ocean energy devices. It will highlight results from the latest research on materials.
Components and systems used in ocean energy devices need to be resistant to corrosion and the heavy loads that they are subject to. At the same time, a higher level of circularity should be considered in the development of new materials. Significant experience has been accumulated by other offshore industries which use many materials and coatings in the marine environment. Understanding the potential benefits of these new materials in ocean energy devices whilst ensuring structural integrity and durability is required.
The NEMMO project will present the results of its research activities in terms of materials and coatings. This includes the formulation of novel materials for blades, mainly nano-reinforced composites, antifouling coatings and antifouling biomimetic surfaces.
The workshop is free-of-charge and open to all.
If you would like to join online, register now to receive the meeting link.
If you are present at the ETWEC in-person conference, you can follow the session from room Rolle 117. To ask questions, you must register and connect via the online Zoom event.