The Marine Maritime Cluster of Andalusia has analyzed the possibilities to generate marine renewable energies and to study the advances of technological centers.
The Maritime-Marine Cluster of Andalusia (CMMA), in collaboration with the University of Granada (UGR), the Environmental Flow Dynamics Group and the Chamber of Commerce of Granada held this Tuesday the fourth regional edition of the Blue Energy Lab.
It is a meeting designed to present the advances and developments in marine energy being made in Andalusia, to analyze its potential and the work in this sector signed by companies and research and technology centers in the region.
The aim of this event is to promote the development of innovative marine energy projects in the Mediterranean area, as a key sector for sustainable growth, and to develop initiatives that take advantage of renewable energies in the Andalusian region.
The president of the CMMA, Javier Noriega, highlighted the potential of the Andalusian coast in general and that of Granada in particular to generate clean energy. “Granada has a coastline where we have to work on the development of prototypes of companies related to the marine environment, which are often born from the seed of the world of knowledge,” said Noriega.
The director of the Aula del Mar at the University of Granada, Pedro Sánchez Castillo, has advanced the work developed by the coastal engineering group, responsible for a biohydrodynamic system, to study the growth characteristic of organisms subjected to intense marine currents in wave tunnels designed for fish or invertebrates such as algae.
Sanchjez Castillo has detailed that it would serve to offer alternatives of aquaculture to the traditional system in cages and to be able to exploit new resources of other organisms.
The day has been developed through several presentations and round tables that have allowed to know projects on dynamics of flows and clean energies.