INFORMEST – Agency for Development and International Economic Cooperation
Opening of the BEL – Monfalcone, 15th February 2018
INFORMEST, with the technical support of the Maritime Technology Cluster MARE FVG and of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, acting in the project as associated partner of MAESTRALE, organized the 1st working table among the regional stakeholders already active or interested in operating in the Blue Energy, involving around 20 participants, both from public and private sector.
The aim of the workshop was to present the MAESTRALE project to main regional stakeholders and of technological solutions and experimentations already active in the Adriatic sea, in order to stimulate a discussion on meanings of Blue Energy and of its possible potential.
As a synthesis of the meeting, the FVG stakeholders identified as possible solutions the creation of a chain of the metalworking / new materials sector and the development of some hypothesis for use of microalgae and salinity gradient as energy source.
2nd BEL - Monfalcone, 12th September 2018
INFORMEST and the Maritime Technology Cluster MARE FVG (technical partner of INFORMEST) organized in Monfalcone (Gorizia), at MARE FVG headquarters the 2nd BEL.
The main purpose of this 2nd BEL was to deepen and better evaluate the technical feasibility and the economic and environmental sustainability of the 2 possible pilot projects identified during the previous regional BEL held in February.
The 1st pilot project will be focused on the development of a regional mechanic supply chain, while the 2nd one will be addressed to the exploitation of micro-algae for production of bio-fuels.