Blue energy only represents 0.01% of electricity production in Spain
The new sources of clean energy are shaping up as a great future opportunity for entrepreneurship, especially taking into account the current critical energy situation, in which new diversification alternatives must be sought aimed at ensuring the supply of the local market and The sustainability.
Specifically, marine energy, from the use of waves and tides, has been operating in our seas and oceans for some time. However, the blue energy or osmotic energy is very poorly incorporated.
According to the reports derived from the 2020 Electricity Industry Statistics, published by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), there is still a long way to go in this regard.
The net production of electricity in Spain in the reference year 2020 was 242,683 gigawatt-hours (GWH). Of this net production, only 0.01% came from the sea (wave and tidal), making it the least represented energy in Spain.
For this reason, blue energy is not yet considered in the national statistics for electrical energy, headed by fuels (32.90%), nuclear (22.97%), wind (22.24%), hydraulic (13, 77%), solar photovoltaic (6.24%), solar thermal (1.87%) and tidal and wave (0.01%).
However, the potential that is glimpsed in the medium and long term is important, due to the climate of the territory, the long coastline and the empathy of the population regarding the use and sustainable use of natural resources, which favor the development of activity.
All these studies were decisive for the Incubazul training program, Blueway, to include 200 hours of training in marine renewable energies. Also to schedule dissemination events such as the II monographic lab which will host the Incubazul Agora and which will be dedicated to analyzing renewable energies.
Agenda of the II Monographic Lab on renewable energies
The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the following agenda.
Fran Gonzalez, Special State Delegate in the Cádiz Free Zone Consortium.
The following will take part in the II Lab:
Miriam Montenegro Honeycomb, Head of R+D+i in Navantia. Industrial Engineer specialized in Industrial Electronics, although he has worked in different sectors and performed different functions. High development of adaptability, professional versatility and communication skills.
Alejandro Bermejo Grande Account Manager Innovation en Navantia. Graduate in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineer with more than three years of experience in the field of chemical research and international scientific cooperation.
Raul Villa Caro. PhD Naval and Ocean Engineer. Academic of the Royal Academy of the Sea. He will give the talk “Environmental impact of ships: current and future fuels”.
Startup table: “The new opportunity for startups in the renewable energy sector”
The growth of renewable energy will be driven by multidisciplinary joint ventures and various partnerships between industry players. At this table, representatives of startups will discuss about the possibilities that the sector currently offers for entrepreneurship.
They will intervene:
Jose Miguel Sanchez Rey from EFFICIENCYSolutions offers a comprehensive engineering and energy consultancy service to companies and entities in both the public and private sectors with a different model.
Kemtecnia R&D and Engineering company, made up of a team of engineers specialized in the industrial, chemical and agri-food sectors. They are committed to sustainable development. Experts in renewable energy projects, energy saving and efficiency.
Sol-ution, company that helps solar thermal plant owners and operation and maintenance teams implement advanced monitoring systems and protocols to improve reliability and maximize performance.
The Lab is accompanied by a Think TanK: an event in which a series of relevant people in the subject are invited to work (startups, large technology companies and researchers) with a methodology based on the principles proposed by Design Thinking to detect problems, solutions and opportunities presented by this sector.
The Think Tank will be moderated by Ramon Barrera, Incubazul's new communication mentor. Expert in Coaching, with extensive methodological training and experience as a teacher, in areas related to skills such as: communication, teacher training, creativity, leadership, change management and resilience, teamwork, motivation and personal productivity.
This High Technology Incubator Project for the promotion of innovation and technology transfer to microSMEs in the blue economy sector in Andalusia “[BlueEcoIncuba x Logistical]Tech = ZONA BASE – INCUBAZUL 2.0” is 80% financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain FEDER 2014-2020 OP. “A way of making Europe” within axis 3: Improving the Competitiveness of SMEs, Thematic Objective 3 Improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, and investment priority 3 Promotion of entrepreneurship, in particular, facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, and promoting the creation of new companies, also through incubators.”