Seminar and workshop:
Wave Energy in the Mediterranean
Organized by Vigourtech Ltd, Institute of Sustainable Energy, University of Malta, MIEMA and Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).
Time: 8.45 am – 4:30 pm, October 28, 2010
Location: Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST),
Villa Bighi, Kalkara
Fee: 40 Euro (dinner is optional and not included in the fee, please indicate with registration if you want to participate in the dinner)
Meals: Coffee, tea and refreshments are included and will be served during registration and during coffee breaks.
Lunch is included and served at the venue. For special meal requirements (vegetarian, gluten allergy etc) please notify us.
Registration: By e-mail: Send us name, organization and phone number
Send to e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register on our website: http://www.vigourtech.net
Registration deadline: 20 Oct 2010
Payment: Payment via Paypal on our website or in connection with registration at the venue.
Cancellation after deadline will be invoiced as regular fee (40€).
WAVE ENERGY – AN UNTAPPED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE
The oceans cover 75% of the world’s surface and, therefore, are one of the largest renewable energy sources available to contribute to the security of energy supply and reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Furthermore, a whole new industry with jobs and manufacturing is around the corner when ocean energy conversion technology reaches commercial stage.
The global potential wave energy resource, exploitable with today’s technology, is estimated to be in the order of 45.000 TWh/year (as a reference, the world’s electricity consumption is around 16.000 TWh/year). Conversion of the wave energy resource alone could supply a substantial part of electricity demand of several countries in Europe. We will discuss if the electricity demands in Malta and other islands in the Mediterranean could partly be met by converting a small fraction of the available ocean energy resource.
Chair & Moderator: Dr. Luciano Mule-Stagno: Institute for Energy Technology, University of Malta
Prof George Kallos: School of Physics, University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Aldo Drago: Physical Oceanography Unit, University of Malta
Dr. Cedric Caruana: Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion, University of Malta
Dr. Cyril Spiteri-Staines: Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion, University of Malta
Mr. Bjorn Welander: Vigourtech Limited
Mr. Foerd Ames: OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Minister George Pullicino: Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA), Malta
More info about the speakers here
Download the program here.
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