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RONAMIC

Idea Owner: Casper Helder World’s alternative power sources are wind, sun and water. All 3 needed. Wind and Solar ongoing. Next step Tidal Power Generation with the technology of RONAMIC. Like a revolving door, that generates energy every time when someone enters, so the tide energy is generated by turning the RONAMIC turbine. With this hydrostatic solution, RONAMIC sees to: Highly scalable and efficient power source LCoE approx. euro 0,05 per kWh for an average site Ecology and fish friendly Low maintenance, high durability Partners : SIEMENS, Consolis and BoschRexroth ...

The Great Bubble Barrier

Idea Owner: Anne-Marieke Eveleens 80.000 million ton of plastic flows into our ocean each year, with devastating effects on marine ecosystems and humans. We believe plastic waste can be caught before it reaches the oceans with no little more than air, starting at the source. By placing two air screens diagonally in rivers, we block plastics from moving downstream, and make clever use of the current of the river to direct the waste to the banks. Ever seen such a bubbly idea? The advantages of the Great Bubble Barrier are: It allows the passage of fish and ships The effect reaches the total width & depth of rivers It is based on existing technology It is easily scalable We currently work together with: Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares & the Plastic Soup Foundation on a pilot in the IJssel...

ZShips

Idea Owner: Jose Luis Gutierrez-Garcia / Roy Wagner Zero Fossil Fuel, Zero Emissions MARITIME TRANSPORTATION with ZShips Maritime transport is crucial but uses large amounts of fossil fuels & heavily pollutes the environment ZShips retrofits ships, vessels and fleets running on fossil fuels to 100% renewable power from WAVE ENERGY 100% fuel cost savings 100% emissions reduction ROI 6 YEARS...

Blue Motion Energy

Idea Owner: Edwin Schouten Blue Motion Energy offers affordable renewable energy from waves, tides and wind, highly efficient and reliable The technology is tested at the LAB in Delft and validated by Ghent University The construction is checked by HMC and Van Oord Optimization is still ongoing...

Deepsea Mineral Extraction

Idea Owner: Andrew Baird Seafloor hydrothermal vents emit an inexhaustible stream of ‘smoke’ that is rich in copper, gold and other important metals. Benthic Metals will deploy ‘filter pots’ over these vents to separate the metals from the fluid flow. The vents typically occur in fields so large numbers of pots will be deployed in close proximity which will increase production volume whilst reducing costs. Benefits of this approach include: Inexhaustible supply of metals Very low environmental impact Highly profitable with fast revenue generation We currently have relationships with mining tenement holders as well as companies that specialize in deep sea salvage and advanced materials....

Offshore Seaweed Farming

Idea Owner: Alex van Deyzen Seaweed is a versatile product: Consumption, Feed, Cosmetics, Bio-fuel Increasing world population → More seaweed is required Scale-up sustainable production in the Netherlands → Offshore Seaweed Farming Advantages of our concept design supporting structure for offshore seaweed cultivation: Vertical moveable frame Replaceable platform Biodegradable material Scale-up possibilities Prospect of higher production per square meter ...

Sol2Fas

Idea Owner: Sebastian Schreier Sol2FaS stands for Solar Energy to Fuel at Sea. With this idea we want to harvest solar energy on the open ocean and bring clean, CO2-neutral fuel back to shore. This fuel will replace traditional fossil fuels and make use of existing energy infrastructure. This way we make solar energy a reliable, dependable, and flexible energy for utilities and transport....

DNA Barcoding

Idea Owner: Elles Feikens CSI-North Sea All life leaves traces in the water, including DNA. By measuring DNA in water samples and comparing this with a reference database, it is possible to demonstrate the presence or absence of marine life. Governments are obliged to monitor water quality, invasive species, and to execute environmental impact assessments. Especially at sea this process is time consuming and expensive and done with low frequency. We believe that analyzing environmental DNA revolutionizes this process and allow more temporal replication with increased accuracy. This method can be used for: Impact assessments of offshore activities Monitoring water quality and marine life Measure direct impact of pollution Achieve major scientific breakthroughs on the temporal dynamics of marine biodiversity ...

Maritime Big Data Committee

Ideo Owner: Marisa Queirós Monteiro 90 % of all global data was collected last year, yet only 1% was used. It is clear action is needed. Not using data already collected is a waste and loss of the opportunity to discover the Maritime Industry’s next breakthrough. A strategy already successful in other sectors like Health, Aerospace and Defence. The goal is to capitalise on existing expertise by bringing together a committee of professionals from different backgrounds, entrepreneurial and business minds. It will be built with a higher purpose for sustainable socio-economic growth and a fierce solutions finding attitude, to build and steer a Big Data platform for the maritime industry. The focus is to improve processes and reduce costs to become a more sustainable industry with increased social impact and reduced environmental interference for all....

Screw Piles

Idea Owner: Tobias Bouman Screw Piles for offshore use are an alternative to   industry standard driven skirt piles. By screwing piles instead of using a heavy duty hammer, underwater noise is virtually eliminated. Additional advantages are use of less steel and the pile is recoverable. The latter allows re-use of the piles, and could open the door for relocation of an offshore facility substructure during it’s lifetime.   ...