This joint ETIP Ocean and NEMMO workshop ‘Innovative materials for ocean energy: Latest advances from ETIP Ocean & NEMMO’ focuses on innovations in materials used in ocean energy devices. The workshop will include an in-depth discussion on the challenges, opportunities and future developments of materials used in ocean energy devices. It will highlight results from the latest research on materials.
Components and systems used in ocean energy devices need to be resistant to corrosion and the heavy loads they are subject to. At the same time, higher level of circularity should be considered in the development of new materials. Significant experience has been accumulated by other offshore industries which use many materials and coatings in the marine environment. Understanding the potential benefits of these new materials in ocean energy devices whilst ensuring structural integrity and durability is required.
The NEMMO project will present the results of its research activities in terms of materials and coatings. This includes the formulation of novel materials for blades, mainly nano-reinforced composites, antifouling coatings and antifouling biomimetic surfaces.