• Mercoledì 27 Ottobre 2021
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Ravezzi 2 Hall Sud
  • inglese

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and CINEA (Sustainable Blue Economy Unit)

The event will launch the newly started SME-grants funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The new set of projects is featuring sustainable blue economy sectors including algae and aquaculture, green transport and offshore renewable energy, and data and underwater technology. The projects will shortly present their concept, products and expected impacts in relation to the EU Green Deal, circular economy, and digitalization, a Q&A session will allow participants to interact with the project coordinators and speakers.

Information on the projects:

Session Chairs

Luca Marangoni, Deputy Head of Unit, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)


10.00-10.10 Introduction by the Chair

10.10-10.25 Setting the Scene For Blue Economy SMEs

Policy context – EMFF SME grants for the sustainable blue economy
Felix Leinemann, Head of Unit, Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

Daniela Cedola, Consulting Director, PwC

10.25-12.45 Thematic sessions to give the projects the possibility to shortly present their projects

10.25-11.10 Blue bioeconomy, algae and aquaculture

ULVAFARM: Large scale sea cultivation of green seaweed
Simon Johansson, Nordic Seafarm, Sweden

KELP-EU: An innovative, sector-leading seaweed biorefinery - enabling the European blue circular economy
Charles Bavington, OCEANIUM, UK

ALGAENAUTS: Eco-friendly and sustainable new family of biopesticides based on microalgae via circular economy approach
Joaquin Pozo Dengra, BIORIZON BIOTECH, Spain

SEAFOODALGTERNATIVE: Fish substitute from algae to preserve marine wildlife and develop algaculture
Jean-Paul Cadoret and Alvyn Severien, ALGAMA, France

AQUAPEKILO: Replacing soy with Pekilo protein in aquafeed
Joosu Kuivanen, ENIFERBIO, Finland

Questions and Answers

11.10-11.20 Coffee break

11.20 Decarbonisation and digital ocean: green transport and offshore renewable energy

WINNEW: The new wind propulsion technology to lead the shipping industry’s shift towards a blue economy
Karim Eido and Giorgio Provinciali, AYRO, France

SEAWING4BLUE: The automated wing to power ships, providing 20% of fuel savings and emissions reduction
François-Louis Graeve, AIRSEAS, France

TECOW: Transition to Emission-free Commuting on Waterways
Fredrik Thornell, Green City Ferries, Sweden

ESENSE: breakthrough electromagnetics detection, navigation and characterization
Gary Bagot and Pierre Tuffigo, ELWAVE, France

CO2CONTROL: collaborative platform for shipping container operations to take control of CO2 emissions by route optimisation
Pierre Garreau and Geoffroy Willaume

Questions and Answers

12.20-13.00 Q&As

13.00 Closure (by the chairs)