In progress Projects

BIOENPRO4TO

Topic: BIOENPRO4TO will deal with the areas of management, treatment and enhancement of urban and industrial waste as well as waste water. The key to the project is the integration between innovative sciences and technologies, heterogeneous and often distant from one another, such as mechanochemistry, biochemistry, thermochemistry, horticulture.

Duration: 30 months

Fonder Under: POR FESR 2014/2020, Regional Operational Plan of the European Regional Development Fund

Participants:

  • Coordinator: Sea Marconi
  • SANTER REPLY SPA, CIDIU SPA, SMAT SPA, BARRICALLA SPA, SAN CARLO srl, OMPECO srl, STEP SOLUTIONS srl, CIDIU SERVIZI SPA, POLITO DISAT,
    POLITO DIATI; UNITO CHIMICA; UNITO DBIOS; UNITO DSTF; UNITO DISAFA; UNIUPO DISIT

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nmSensors TransfoClean

Topic: The objective of the “nmSensors – TransfoClean” Project is a demonstrator of a sensor platform for monitoring transformers with insulating oils. “Lab on chip” nano sensors will be researched and developed for the screening of some key properties of oils and transformers

Duration: 18 months

Fonder Under: FESR POR Puglia Region

Participants:

  • Coordinatore: Sea Marconi (Seclì – Lecce)
  • Partecipanti: CNR Nanotec (Lecce); Optel (Brindisi); Alfa Analisi (Poggiardo – Lecce); Thesis Microelectronics (Monteroni – Lecce); Amolab (Lecce)

BIOTRAFO

Topic: Increase knowledge and develop technology for the design and implementation of high performance power transformers immersed in biodegradable fluids

Duration: 36 months stating to 1/1/2019

Fonder Under: Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018

Participants:

  • Coordinator: UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA (Spain)
  • Participants: UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID (Spain), SEA MARCONI TECHNOLOGIES (Italy), UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA (Italy), POLITECHNIKA SLASKA (Poland), UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART (Germany), BALIKESIR ELEKTROMEKANIK SANAYI TESISLERI ANONIM SIRKETI (Turkey), THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (United Kingdom)
  • Partners: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL, UNIVERSIDAD DE PIURA, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE, KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN KYUSHU KOGYO DAIGAKU, TADEO CZERWENY SA

– Website project

– Projects Description on the European Commission website (CORDIS)

– BIOTRAFO_Leaflet

– BIOTRAFO_Poster_42_5x100

Completed projects

BIOEpoxy (bio epoxy resin)

Dry-type transformers typically contain an epoxy resin which in turn contains a hazardous substance called bisphenol A. This research aims to replace traditional epoxy resins with resins of biological origin.

LORVER (Lorraine Vert – Green Lorraine)

Topic. Experimental system for the thermochemical conversion of biomass into energy through pyrolysis and pyrogasification

Sea Marconi is charged with construction of a pyrolysis plant, which after cold testing at the parent company in Turin will be installed in the French region of Lorraine. Here the effectiveness of the process in converting (potentially contaminated) plant biomass and possibly other types of biomass (eg sludge) into sufficiently large quantities of bio-based products and energy will be tested.

Duration: July 2012 for 5 years

Progress. The system was transferred to Homécourt (Lorraine, France), installed and put into operation. Hot testing of biomass treatment is currently in progress. In particular, after an initial characterisation phase with “model” materials, further tests have been carried out with “realistic” materials to evaluate the operational flexibility and energy efficiency of the plant.

Fonder Under: Lorraine region (France) – AME

Participants:

  • 4 companies: Valterra (project), Sita-FD, Chanvriers orientale and SEA Marconi
  • 5 laboratories in Lorraine
  • 1 research centre:CRP Lippmann Luxembourg
  • 2 transfer structures PROGEPI and CETELOR

Project website


BioEnPro (Bioenergy & Products)

BioEnPro stands for bioenergy and products. This is a technology platform that employs several innovative processes to transform general waste into bioenergy and products with a variety of surprising purposes. BioEnPro is the result of over 15 years of research, first in the thermochemical conversion of electrical and electronic waste, and subsequently in the treatment of NON FOOD biomass to produce bioenergy. Continuous innovation has led to improvements in the original ideas, expanding and enhancing them to develop a unique concept that serves Smart Communities. BioEnPro is an astonishing synergy of different processes (mechanical press extrusion, biochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, dual fuel cogeneration with gas motors, phytoremediation, etc). The result is a Smart Solution that is completely self-sustainable, zero km, with zero waste, carbon negative and supporting new occupations (Green Jobs).

BIOALMA

Topic. Biofuel from algae for sustainable mobility in urban areas

Duration: 2012 – 2014

Progress:

  • Good results with nanosponges obtained from the University of Catania for growing microalgae
  • A second reporting round has been approved by the Italian Ministry of the Environment

Founded under: Ministry of the Environment

Participants: Sea Marconi, Turin Polytechnic (coordinator) – University of Catania

Project link

DEVELTAR

Topic. Removal and conversion of the TAR contained in syngas.
The project is entitled “Synergic use of pulsed crown and microwaves to improve efficiency when converting biomass into electrical energy by pyrogasification – DEVELTAR. “The objective is to evaluate experimentally the use of innovative and non-conventional technologies to remove the tar from synthetic gases produced during the gasification of biomass; compounds that are well known to greatly limit using the gas produced for cogeneration.

Duration: June 2011 – November 2014

Progress. The project is complete and the technology validated

Founded underCCSE

Participants:

  • Sea Marconi (project leader),
  • Spike Renewables

BioAlgaeSorb

Topic. Cultivation of microalgae and conversion into energy

Duration: August 2010 – August 2013

Progress:

  • The first results of the tests conducted with the system developed by Sea Marconi in 2011 have been published and supplied to the University of Florence.
  • Presentation at the European Biomass Conference 2012 of both the lab-scale plant and the tests carried out (June 2012)
  • Nanosponges supplied to Durham University (R&D department)

Participants
– Association europeenne pour la biomasse (Belgium)
– BRITISH TROUT ASSOCIATION LTD IPS (United Kingdom)
– SEA MARCONI TECHNOLOGIES (Italy)
– IngrePro B.V. (Netherlands)
– VARICON AQUA SOLUTIONS LIMITED (United Kingdom)
– VALUE FOR TECHNOLOGY BVBA (Belgium)
– SWANSEA UNIVERSITY )United Kingdom)
– TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS (Norway)
– UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM (United Kingdom)
– HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH (Greece)
– UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE (Italy)

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