Innovation - Energy Innovation

Onshore and offshore

Innovation

renewable energy

Green and renewable energy

Innovation and R&D

As the name says, Energy Innovation is also focusing on innovation and R&D. We are helping companies in the process of development, networking and dialogue with, and applications to supporting agencies in the green tech and renewable sector, and also initiate and conduct project. Together with R&D institutions, we want to facilitate Egersund Energy Hub not only as a training and education centre for renewables, but also as an innovation centre, offering both competence and facilities for development and testing.

Through the partnership with Sustainable Energy Norwegian Catapult Centre we offer facilitation for testing. We also have a cooperation with the incubator agency Validé.

Please make contact if you have questions or requests towards a potential cooperation.


Click ob the overview graphic to look at the Triple Helix Concept that Energy Innovation and Egersund Energy Hub is building on, and the graphic showing R&D and Innovaiton projects we have - or beeing involved in.

And finally - read about our largest initiative below - the Horizon2020 project ROBINSON focusing on integrated renewable energy systems on isolated islands.

 
Triple Helix konsept Energy Innovation
R&D Overview Energy Innovation

ROBINSON - a HORIZON2020 project initiated by Energy Innovation

Energy System on Eigerøy
Overview of the Integrated Energy System on Eigerøy

BACKGROUND

In 2018 Energy Innovation initited a ENOVA supported project to look closer on the possibilities to get enough renewable energy on the island Eigerøy at Egersund, without buildng a costly and not very environmently friendly new grid connection. Together with NORCE, local businesses and grid provider Dalane Energi, the ENOVA project was followed up with Horizon2020 EU applications. On the third application we was selected and awarder 7 Million Euro to run the project togehter with 18 partners from 10 nations. The project started in October 2020, and will run for four years.

ROBINSON (smart integRation Of local energy sources and innovative storage for flexiBle, secure and cost-efficIent eNergy Supply ON industrialized islands) aims to develop an integrated energy system to help decarbonise (industrialised) islands.

To this end, the project will develop and deploy an integrated, smart and cost-efficient energy system that couples thermal, electrical and gas networks, which will optimise the utilisation of local renewable energy sources.

Through the development of a smart, modular and optimised Energy Management System (EMS), ROBINSON will integrate existing and newly developed technologies, such as a small gas turbine based combined heat and power, an anaerobic digester assisted by bioelectrochemical systems to enable the conversion of liquid waste into biomethane, a mobile innovative wind turbine, a gasifier to convert bio-waste, as well as hydrogen-related technologies (electrolyser and storage system). This integrated system will ensure a reliable, cost-efficient and resilient energy supply contributing to the decarbonisation of the European islands by helping to decrease CO2 emissions.To this end, the project will develop and deploy an integrated, smart and cost-efficient energy system that couples thermal, electrical and gas networks, which will optimise the utilisation of local renewable energy sources.

Through the development of a smart, modular and optimised Energy Management System (EMS), ROBINSON will integrate existing and newly developed technologies, such as a small gas turbine based combined heat and power, an anaerobic digester assisted by bioelectrochemical systems to enable the conversion of liquid waste into biomethane, a mobile innovative wind turbine, a gasifier to convert bio-waste, as well as hydrogen-related technologies (electrolyser and storage system). This integrated system will ensure a reliable, cost-efficient and resilient energy supply contributing to the decarbonisation of the European islands by helping to decrease CO2 emissions

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SkyWind Two-bladed turbine

Based on experience in operating 250 different turbines within the company group of GEO, SkyWind has developed a turbine with a different perspective than the traditional wind turbines. A consequent focus of the development was to achieve the low cost of energy. The total lifespan emphasizing of installation, operation and maintenance have been taken into account.

SkyWind Gmbh has erected a full-scale turbine in Husum, Germany, which is working according to expectations within an intensive test period. The company are working together with Energy Innovation with the aim of establishing a PILOT project both for a further developed onshore turbine, as well as a twin tower offshore turbine in Norway. 

Details about the erected turbine in Husum.
 3.4 MW Rated Power * 107 m 2-Bladed Rotor * 135 m Hub Height * 6-17 rpm Rotor speed * 2-Stage Planetary Gearbox * Integrated 3.3 kV Squirrel Cage Induction Generator

 

OVERVIEW

ROBINSON Overview
ROBINSON Energy System Overview

Waste to Energy Gasifier

Innovation
Energy Innovation is hired to run a development project supported by Innovation Norway for the Rogaland based company Wenergy AS. We aim to produce a 'Waste to Energy' mobile and scaleable Gasifier system, producing H2-gas and electricity from a different kind of organic waste, with small amounts of emissions.

The mobile gasifier system will fit into a container solution, ideally to transport to a site where the combination of getting rid of waste and the access of heat / H2-gas and/or electricity is needed.