The international partnership heading REMOTE involves:
Ballard Power Systems Europe – DENMARK – is a developer and manufacturer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cellproducts for markets such as heavy-duty motive (consisting of bus and tram applications), portable power, material handling as well as technology solutions including engineering services. Ballard has designed and shipped over 400 MW of fuel cell products to date.
Hydrogenics Europe – BELGIUM – is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial Hydrogen generation, Hydrogen fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions. While our leadership comes from our technology, our success is the result of one essential ingredient – the human one. It’s our people, our engineers, our experts who are accelerating a global “power shift” to a cleaner energy future.
Powidian – FRANCE – develops, installs and maintains intelligent autonomous energy stations that provide electricity at all times at the best possible cost, without pollution.
Thanks to a patented open architecture, each station is optimised for your own needs based on your constraints. They are modular to allow a wide choice of configurations. Any source of renewable energy can be managed as well as the different forms of short term and long term storage. Our stations are controlled by advanced software that ensures reliability, long life and a secure remote management.
Enel Green Power – ITALY – was founded in December 2008, part of Enel Group. It produces and manages worldwide energy from renewable sources. Present in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Enel Green Power is the world leader of the clean energy sector, with an annual production of approximately 82 TWh, meeting consumption requirements of almost 200 million families each year. Enel Green Power has a managed capacity of over 40 GW (including 38 GW of installed capacity), with more than 1,200 plants in 30 countries, and a mixture of generation types including the main renewable sources: wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. An additional 7.8 GW of extra capacity (including about 40% of BSO projects) is scheduled to be built by 2020.
Politecnico di Torino – ITALY -, Department of Energy “Galileo Ferraris”, STEPS – Synergies of Thermo-chemical and Electro-chemical Power Systems – is a research group part of the Energy Department of Politecnico di Torino, focusing his research on thermo-chemical and electrochemical processes for hydrogen and synthetic fuels generation from renewable energy, CO2 recycle and SOFC systems. STEPS group is involved in international and national research projects and collaborations.
IRIS – ITALY – is an innovative SME founded in 2012 and located in Italy, in the industrial area of TORINO. It has nine employees supported by several external collaborations: background in industrial laser and plasma technology applications. Iris is partnering with a small group of local manufacturing SMEs specialising in laser and plasma cutting, CNC machining, bending and welding technologies, with the capability to build prototypes (e.g. novel equipment components, technological demonstrators) and to test new processes/equipments in industrial environment. Iris display a small laboratory dedicated to process testing and validation, shared with the network of partner companies.
The Main fields of activity are:
– development of environmental application of plasma technology (2 patent applications pending approval);
– design of industrial application of laser technology with a strong focus on additive manufacturing (“3D printing” with metals);
– support of innovation and technology transfer to SMEs.
Tronderenergi – NORWAY – is a regional utility located in Mid-Norway and strives to create value through renewable production and distribution of energy for the benefit of the region. Annual sales of approximately NOK 1.7 billion and employs around 450 people. TrønderEnergy Kraft AS has 77 years of experience and 70 employees. Responsible for power generation of 3,5 TWh each year.
ENGIE Eps ITALY – operates in the sustainable energy sector, specializing in storage solutions and micro-grids that enable intermittent renewable sources to be transformed into a stable power source.
Listed on the French-regulated market Euronext (EPS:FP), EPS is part of the CAC® Mid & Small and All-Tradable indices and has registered office in Paris with research, development and manufacturing in Italy. Thanks to a technology covered by 125 patents and applications, combined with more than 10 years of R&D, the Group has developed energy storage systems to stabilize electrical grids heavily penetrated by renewable sources in developed countries and, in emerging economies, to power off-grid areas at a lower cost than fossil fuels. EPS has installed and has under commissioning in aggregate 36 large scale projects, including off-grid hybrid systems powered by renewables and energy storage that provide energy to over 165,000 customers every day, for a total capacity output of 47 MWh of systems in 21 countries worldwide, including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
SINTEF – NORWAY – is one of the largest independent contract research organizations in Europe with about 2100 employees. It is a multidisciplinary organization with over 90 % of the income from commissions from industry and public administration and from project funding. SINTEF Industry (SI) works closely with industry in the development of advanced materials, products, processes and new tools, and seeks out new, environmentally friendly processing methods that will increase productivity and raise quality standards. The department of Sustainable Energy Technology is involved in multiple projects related to hydrogen technology and new energy solutions.
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis – GREECE – the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation under the auspices of the General Secretarial of Research and Technology of Greece, with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 10.3.2000 it is a founding member of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) also supervised by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology.
Orizwn Anonymh Techniki Etaireia – GREECE – was established in 10.04.1992 with constitutive objective:
– to conduct research, studies, construction and operation of energy investments in the field of Renewable Energy:
– to be shareholder in companies for the design, licensing, construction, operation and exploitation of hydropower plants;
– to undertake planning, implementation and exploitation of projects for environmental protection and construction, marketing and installation of machinery for environmental protection and energy saving.
The management of the company soon realised the importance of the renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the need to satisfy part of the energy demand in a more sustainable way. With this vision, the company has been working since 1992, on the design and the construction of hydropower plants. The development of such projects has been the main focus for the last 22 years, during which, the company gained considerable experience in all types of projects in this sector, manifested optimum techniques and methods, and developed telemonitoring applications. The company has recently turned to more forms of renewable energy sources. It has built a solar farm in Leukothea village, in Serres region. Furthermore, it intends to invest in the biomass sector, in which it has already received two licenses in places around the region of Serres. The company also provides consultation services to interested investors, which involves the preparation of all required studies for investments in energy production or energy saving projects, and energy upgrades of public and private buildings.