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AT~SEA: textiles for open sea biomass cultivation

NEEDS...

  • more energy to provide for a strongly growing population
  • renewable and sustainable energy
  • sustainable/biobased materials
  • solve food/feed – energy nexus

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CONCEPT...

.... development of advanced textiles to facilitate open sea cultivation of aquatic biomass (seaweed), as a high-potential source for renewable energy, fuels and biomaterials

GOALS:

Development of novel textile materials for 3 different elements of the aquatic biomass cultivation farms:

  • advanced 3D multilayer textile substrates for
    • seaweed cultivation
  • advanced textile based cables and connections to
    • position and anchor the 3D multilayer textile substrate
  • advanced coated textiles for
    • flexible and light-weight floatation tubes
    • storage and transportation tanks

Project coordination:

SIOEN Industries (BE)

Partners:

DEVAN MICROPOLIS (PT)
HORTIMARE (NL)
OCEANFUEL (IRL)
EUROFILET (MA)
ECN (NL)
CENTEXBEL (BE)
SAMS (UK)
MARINTEK (NO)
BEXCO (BE)
TECNORED (ES)

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Start date: 
01 Apr 2012
End date: 
31 Mar 2015