WIP has been active in the field of renewable energy for over three decades working with industrial and public sector clients at the international level.
The services it offers include coordination of the implementation of large-scale renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects, interdisciplinary research that focuses on energy issues while addressing economic, environmental, legal and social framework conditions and high-level event management and for European projects, conferences, workshops and campaigns.
VITO implements client-driven research projects and develops innovative products and processes. The multidisciplinary skills and technological know-how of more than 600 researchers make this organization a crossroad of technology, where state-of-the-art technologies are successfully blended into practical applications.
Within the department of Industrial Innovation, the business unit Separation and conversion technology, addresses the following research topics: process intensification, valorisation of rest streams, water and energy and sustainability evaluation.
The Università di Palermo participates to the project with two Research Units: the Chemical Plant & Process Design unit and the Electrochemistry unit.
The first research unit is currently involved in a number of research activities related to Renewable Energy Desalination systems, with particular focus on all the aspects of process modelling and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics).
The electrochemistry research unit is involved in the study of electrochemical technologies for the synthesis of fine chemicals and the treatment of waste waters.
Fujifilm is a global company with many production locations all around the world. With 900 employees Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V. in Tilburg the Netherlands, is one of the largest production sites outside Japan. In 2006, Fujifilm started R&D activities in the field of membranes for sustainable energy and environment. Fujifilm develops cost effective - high performance membranes to enable break through applications for the water treatment and sustainable energy business
NTT is a private non-profit research company established in Prato (Italy) since 1972 and has around 30 employees.
NTT conforms to the Quality System Standard ISO 9001: 2000 in the fields of: design and development of applied research activities in the textile, machinery, automation and materials sectors; provision of services concerning chemical testing activities for textile sector; provision of consulting services for Quality System development and provision of services of training courses for the textile and textile machinery sector.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
In the energy industry
DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our 3,000 energy experts support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.
The University of Calabria was established in 1972 in Cosenza (Italy). Research and training activities on membrane science and technology are developed at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials DICEM, whose staff includes 8 full professors, 3 associate professors, 8 researchers, 9 technical-administrative units and various PhD and postdoc students.
DICEM-UNICAL has a pluri - decennial record of R&D activities in close cooperation with the European Union, and other international and national institutions.
The University of Manchester is a higher education institute with the aims of delivering degree level education and promoting research. UNIMAN has a global reputation in Textiles and in particular research into high performance Technical Textiles.
The University has broad experience in undertaking research funded through industry, national research councils and European Framework programmes.
REDstack is a Dutch spin-off company from WETSUS (the Netherlands) founded in 2005. REDstack mission is to develop and commercialise reverse electro-dialysis (RED) and related technologies.
The shareholders of REDstack B.V. are affiliated with Hubert Stavoren B.V., Landustrie Sneek B.V. and MAGNETO special anodes B.V. The RED-technology was studied on lab scale and is tested at pilot scale at a salt-mine in the Netherlands.
Kraton Polymers LLC is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and one of the world’s largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by them over forty years ago. As the leading innovator for the industry, Kraton is charging into the future with new innovations that will provide customers world-wide with superior products and applications. In particular, Kraton’s innovative NexarTMpolymers have been developed with membrane applications in mind, including water transport, filtration and separation, and performance fabrics
SolarSpring GmbH, located in Freiburg, Germany, was founded in February 2009 as a spin-off company from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.
The main scope of the company is the development, construction, production and distribution of solar powered water treatment systems and particular membrane distillation and reverse osmosis systems for desalination, membrane filtration systems for purification and disinfections systems. The overall objectives are decentralized autonomous systems for remote areas.