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Ghent University Power-Link

Low-Carbon technologies

Overview

Ghent University plays with Power-Link an important role in the further development of knowledge within the field of renewable and sustainable energy (RSE) in Flanders by promoting the cooperation between research institutes, businesses and government (triple helix). On the other hand it acts as the signboard of Ghent University in the province of West-Flanders. Power-Link is located at the UGent GreenBridge science park in the inner port of Ostend. Power-Link can bend on energy expertise from all competent research groups of Ghent University and knowledge institutions. This expertise serves educative, demonstrative and investment projects in the science park. For instance, actual projects focus on small wind turbines, alternative fuels and tank facilities, the hydrogen economy, smart tech in grid applications, etc.

Creation date: 17/12/2018

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Description
Bloc 1

Name

Ghent University Power-Link

Wetenschapspark 1
8400 Oostende
Belgium

Arr. Oostende

www.ugent.be

Bloc 2

Type of actor

Higher education and research

Bloc 3

Interest to cooperate

Ghent University, Power-Link aims to participate in projects to realize its goals regarding the promotion of sustainable and renewable energy in Flanders. Power-Link is currently setting up research, demonstration and educative projects in cooperation with industrial partners and academic research groups. The aim is, on the one hand, to increase the visibility for the general public and, on the other hand, to stimulate (pre)graduate research and final industrial development. In particular, the focus is on energy efficiency (in industry, building and mobility), renewable energy (on a large and small scale), (electric and thermal) energy systems, blue energy (i.e. offshore energy production) and monitoring of energy production units. We have extensive experience with project communication, project management and an interdisciplinary approach to cross-border and intersectoral cooperation.

Bloc 4

Experience in INTERREG project?

Yes

Bloc 5

Comments

ONGOING PROJECTS: - Business clusters Integrated Sustainable Energy PackageS (BISEPS) - COMPOsite HEat EXchangers (COMPOHEX) - Development of International Standards and Certifcation Schemes for Marine Energy Technologies (MET-CERTIFIED) - Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat (HeatNet) - Step By Step - Commitments towards energy saving (STEP BY STEP) - Smart Managing of Electricity (SAVE) - Stimulating the Adoption of low-carbon technologies by home-owners by Awareness and easy Access (Triple-A) - Ports Energy and Carbon Savings (PECS) - Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG) RECENTLY FINISHED PROJECTS - Answers to the Carbon Economy (ACE) - Decongestion of the Distribution Network by Decentralized Storage (D3O) - Electromobility in the North Sea Region (e-mobility NSR) - Electrical Vehicles in Action (EVA platform) - Empowering Customers to Save Energy by Informative Billing (EMPOWERING) - The electrical grid, an exciting web - Increasing the penetration of renewable energy sources in the distribution grid by developing control strategies (INCREASE) - The next generation Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCNext) - Research, Innovation and Business Support for a Low Carbon Economy (SAFE-ICE) - The Small Wind Turbine Field Laboratory (SWT Field Lab) - Cross-border cooperation and development of van competencies (TANDEM) - Opening up the market for small and medium wind turbines (Windkracht 13) - Small Wind Turbine for Urban Environments (WINDUR) - Demonstration of a 1 MW wave energy converter integrated in an offshore wind turbine farm (UPWAVE)