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Meva secures €2.9m frunding from InnoEnergy

Biomass innovation consortium that can turn sawdust waste into energy announces early success and secures €2.9m funding.

The Local Residue Energy (Loreen) project, which is developing a cost-effective combined heat and power (CHP) plant fuelled by the gasification of unprocessed, dry biomass residues from agriculture and wood-based manufacturing, is celebrating a stellar first year. Milestones since the projects inception in 2016 have included securing €2.9 million investment from InnoEnergy – the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe – the completion of an extensive feasibility study and the optimisation of its demonstration system.

The project consortium is formed of Meva Energy, the developer of small, circular energy systems with a minimum of distribution and parasitic losses, the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) and a leading international furniture manufacturer.

The initial feasibility studies showed that Meva Energy’s gasification processes will be able to produce heat and power in the range below the commercial viability of existing steam-turbine technology – typically less than 10MWe.

“Meva Energy’s technology and this project are an ideal illustration of what can be achieved through collaborative innovation and market focus,” says Dr. Roland Doll, leader of the Energy from Chemical Fuels Thematic Field at InnoEnergy. “This could be the solution that really expands the possibilities for cogeneration and for biomass.”

Niclas Davidsson, CEO of Meva Energy and Loreen’s project director, says:

“Many of our potential customers have already converted fleet vehicles or begun monitoring energy consumption; they are now ready to take the next step.”

InnoEnergy’s specialist energy knowledge is so important to us. With private VCs more focused on the digital sector, there’s a great need for investors like InnoEnergy in clean tech and related fields.”

Waves4Power Redeploys WaveEL Buoy

After undergoing an overhaul and systems upgrade at Ulstein Shipyard, the WaveEL Buoy has been successfully redeployed at the same test site off of Runde Island in Norway, where it spent the better part of 2016. The mooring system that served the WaveEL buoy so well during last year’s tough storms and waves was reconnected […]

Absolicon signs agreement for production line in China

Absolicon has signed an agreement with the Chinese company Heli New Energy Technology to deliver a production line for concentrating solar collectors. The agreement is worth approximately 25 MSEK. As reported earlier, Absolicon has negotiated with a Chinese consortium to install a complete production line for concentrated solar collectors in the Sichuan province. The contract […]

Anglian Water söker innovativ svensk vattenteknik

Anglian Water är den största vattenleverantören och vattenreningsresursen i England och Wales. De har mer än sex miljoner privata och företagskunder. Anglian Water är mycket angelägna om identifiera innovativ teknik och lösningar som bidrar till att göra deras verksamhet mer hållbar. Den 24 november genomfördes ett arrangemang i Peterborough, Storbritannien där företag som har lösningar på […]

Optistring gets financing from Swedish Energy Agency

Optistring Technologies has developed an innovative inverter for photovoltaic panels that have high efficiency, low cost and can be integrated on the panel. The Swedish Energy Agency supports the development of the technology with a conditional loan of about 15 million SEK. Optistring has constructed an inverter for photovoltaic systems, which solves many of the […]

Optistring nominated for Solar Industry Awards 2015

The Optistring inverter system is combining module level benefits with string inverter cost levels. Enabling module level energy optimization NEC compliant safety shutoff and monitoring all combined with an industry best in class efficiency of 99 percent EU efficiency and system cost levels competitive with string inverters. Optistring address the need for innovative BOS and […]

ARLA Foods joins Nordic Cleantech Innovation Link

PRESS RELEASE June 2015 ARLA Foods joins Nordic Cleantech Innovation Link To boost its open innovation agenda, Arla Foods, the largest dairy group in Scandinavia, has joined Nordic Cleantech Innovation Link, NCI-Link, a leading Nordic cleantech cluster. Arla Foods is the first company with a Head Office in Denmark to join NCI-Link as industry partner, […]

Minesto receives 13 M€ in funding from Welsh Governemnt

[Holyhead, Wales, May 20, 2015] Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding is part of the commercial roll out, including the establishment of Minesto UK Headquarters in North Wales and commissioning of the first commercial Deep Green power […]

Delivery Of Five DEO-300 Systems – Catator’s Emission Reduction Systems

Catator has delivered five DEO-300 units at ScanTube production plant at Åland, Finland, during 2014. Scan tube is a world-leading producer of flouropolymer tubing. The production takes place in modern manufacturing facilities that utilize the latest high-tech machinery and the production is tailored to meet the customer’s demands and requirements. The production is performed on […]

Efficax steps up sales activities

In 2014, Efficax had great success with it’s installed reference installations, giving the company operating experience to take the next step in it’s development.  With a letter of intent signed with a large partner in the end of last year, Efficax is now stepping up its sales activities in 2015. During 2014, Efficax continued doing reference installations of […]