INES at the 5 July Intergroup discussion on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development:
The hybrid EP Intergroup meeting on 5 July, physically taking place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, was organised by the Intergroup on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, was titled “The potential of Osmotic Energy to produce clean permanent electricity and green hydrogen – Accelerating the European Union’s energy transition”.This meeting was also organised in the perspective of MEPs Ms Maria da Graça Carvalho and Mr Christophe Grudler initiative on the amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) to include ‘Osmotic Energy’.
In the meeting, attention was paid to the various forms of Osmotic Power Production in Europe and their state of the art: RED, PRO and Nanotechnology. In addition the EP Members participated in the discussion underlining the essence of this type of power generation to stimulate innovative renewable energy development in order to ensure Europe’s Energy Security. Besides the nanotechnology development of Sweetch Energy (FR) by IMI/INES, also the latest developments at REDstack (NL), Saltpower’s (DEN) and ResourSEAs (IT) demonstration projects were presented.
Also at the meeting the importance and synergy to integrate Osmotic Energy applications in existing infrastructure in order to reduce cost was emphasized.
Please find below a link to the report and other important information:
Stay tuned for our upcoming online event during the European Sustainable Energy Week 2022 in September!
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