Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


"Renewable Energy and the Sea: Technological Innovation" (2.8)

Event date:
21/05/2010 - 11:15 to 13:00
Table of Contents

    New types of renewable energies in the marine field are being developed. Progress made regarding these technologies is analysed here. Recent developments in the European offshore wind energy industry and expectations for future growth will be also presented, together with a study of what it takes to develop osmotic power into a new source of energy capable of competing in the energy market in the near future and a case study on the production of biofuels from photosynthetic microorganisms such as microalgae. In addition, a guidance document which explores how to reduce and manage the risks to biodiversity of offshore renewable energy developments will be presented.          Santiago Gonzalez Herraiz, Directorate General Energy, European Commission   


    P R O G R A M M E

    Friday, 21 11:15-13:00

    Room: Sala 1 (Laboral)


    CHAIR: Santiago Gonzalez Herraiz, Directorate General Energy, European Commission

    Justin Wilkins – European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)

    Carmen María Roa Tortosa – Instituto para la Diversificación de la Energía (Instute for Energy Diversification and Saving - IDEA)

    Dan Wilhelmsson, Scientific Co-ordinator, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Marine Programme

    Raffaello Garofalo – Secretary General European Biodiesel Board (EBB)

    Stein Erik Skilhagen – Head of Osmotic Power - Statkraft Norway

    Emilio Molina – Professor of Chemical Engineering - University of Almeria


     (Lead: Spanish Ministry of Industry)