Project Information

Title: Smart Integration of Local Energy Sources and Innovative Storage for Flexinle, Secure and Cost-Efficient Energy Supply on Industrialized Islands

Funded under: Horizon 2020 (visit Cordis page)

Overall budget: € 8 369 532

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Role of TUC indigo team

TUC is responsible for the leadership of work related to the business planning and replication plans. TUC coordinates these activities and, in the same time, develop replication plans to adapt similar to the lighthouse solutions to the island of Crete in a cost-efficient way. TUC further assists the Regional Authority of Crete to currently perform all the tasks within ROBINSON and establish a close collaboration with the aim to benefit from ROBINSON as much as possible.

Project Description

ROBINSON’s main mission is to develop an integrated energy system tailored to islands with industrial activities coupling locally available energy sources, electrical and thermal networks and innovative storage technologies, and to demonstrate it on the island of Eigerøy, Norway.

To achieve the target, innovative technologies will be developed, integrated on the island and managed by a novel energy management system (EMS) that will include non-electrical resources such as biomass gasification, wastewater valorisation and industrial symbiosis in terms of heat and oxygen reuse.

Such integrated system will ensure a reliable, cost-efficient and resilient energy supply contributing to the decarbonisation of the European Islands phasing out the fossil fuels and hence decreasing CO2 emissions. Next to the demonstration conducted on the island of Eigerøy, Norway, at lab-scale level replication study will be conducted for the island of Crete (Greece) and the Western Isles (Scotland).

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