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EnergyLab apply a hybrid system power and energy supply to a boat inshore


Technological Centre for Energetic Sustainability and Efficiency (EnergyLab) will develop a demonstration project to apply a hybrid power system to a boat similar to those used by the Galician inshore fishing fleet. His target is to prove its viability with an eye of the future implementation in the fishing sector.

The Council of the Xunta has given the green light Thursday to the agreement between the Ministry of Economy and Industry and the private entity, which the department will devote 703 000 euros Javier Guerra.

As highlighted by the Galician president, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, in the subsequent press conference, the initiative aims at "reducing costs" for the fisheries sector and the reduction of pollution of inshore craft.

The regional government also anticipates 80 percent of the aid to EnergyLab define, develop and run the demonstration project, to be held in four stages: coordination, definition and planning, technical project, performance and demonstration.

This initiative adds to the study sponsored by the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia (undeniable) in collaboration with the Centro Tecnolóxico da Pesca (CETPEC) to improve energy conservation and efficiency in the sector.

A fishing boat can be reduced if a package of specific measures to 48 percent annual energy and more than 73,000 liters of fuel, which would translate into about 30,000 euros less spending and lower than 215 tons of carbon dioxide.

AID FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SMEs to achieve improvements

Moreover, the Council of the Xunta has also authorized a warrant for helping to finance activities for prevention, protection, enhancement and environmental awareness promoted by SMEs during this year and next.

For this purpose, allocated 9.5 million euros, payable in two installments, from 6.6 million in 2010 and 2.8 million in 2011. These grants are financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Europa Press

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