Green Marine Technology in Iceland

Greenmarine

Iceland has about 60 technology companies that create technology that are suitable for sea-related operations. Many of them are leaders in their field, both in terms of quality and environmental protection. The companies are focused in durable goods, efficiency, good use of energy, oil savings, water savings and hygiene.

The 10 Icelandic companies have been collaborating closely together recently through the Iceland Ocean Cluster and their newest cooperative project is a website, greenmarinetechnology.is where users can explore a virtual world of eco-friendly tech solutions. Introducing everything from geothermal energy utilization to ecofriendly trawl doors, Green Marine marks a turning point in jointly marketing technology solutions for the seafood industry.

Green technology refers to technology, which improves production processes, productivity and efficiency, use of raw materials or energy and reduces waste and pollution. Technological development is a key environmental issue. The call for environmentally friendly technologies is in all areas. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are prominent, as it is clear that if the goal of reduced greenhouse gas emissions is to be achieved it´s necessary to make changes in energy matters.

Many Icelandic high tech companies are leading in its field in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. They generally emphasize quality, efficiency, power savings, water savings and sanitation. These two key elements, quality and Eco friendliness, are extremely important when marketing Icelandic technology

Further infomation:  http://www.greenmarinetechnology.is/

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Moving Ireland’s offshore renewable energy sector forward

Lir 01-09-2017
Dr Jimmy Murphy, general manager of Lir, with Irish Climate Action Minister Denis Naughten and Georgina Foley, commercial manager, Lir

A new ocean test facility in Cork offers companies a chance to de-risk and test technologies before they enter the commercial market.

Ministers have called the Lir National Ocean Test facility, which is incorporated in the MaREI Centre and located in the €20.5m purpose-built Beaufort Building, is key to the development of Ireland’s offshore renewable energy industry.

“The diversity of our work at Lir reflects the numerous commercial opportunities that offshore renewable energy presents.  We support companies by de-risking their technologies through our extensive testing capability including towing, installation, performance and survivability testing,” said Dr Jimmy Murphy, general manager, Lir National Ocean Test Facility.

He pointed out that the facility also operates in the broader marine sector as it has the capacity to test any structure that can be fabricated at a smaller scale.

In the past, Lir has tested Oil & Gas platforms, aquaculture cages, vessels, breakwaters and coastal protection structures.

The facilities at Lir, which are available to industry, academia and government agencies nationally and internationally, include four wave tanks that can replicate real ocean conditions and allow testing of various marine technologies and structures at different scales.

Dr Murphy said that in relation to testing of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy technologies, Lir is the only facility with the capacity to link tank testing output to electrical test rigs, that emulate power take off systems, to determine power quality from devices and possible grid integration issues.

By Anne-Marie Causer http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/moving-irelands-offshore-renewable-energy-sector-forward