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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2004

ADU-RES Co-ordination action for autonomous desalination units based on renewable energy systems

Desalination Renewable Energy

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : ADU-RES Co-ordination action for autonomous desalination units based on renewable energy systems

Région : Global

Code du projet : 509093 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2004-04-01 to 2006-09-30

Descriptif
The Coordination Action ADU-RES will achieve two main objectives : 1) Further development of integrated plant designs for mature and cost efficient autonomous desalination units (ADUs) which are based on renewable energy sources (RES) 2) Formulation of political strategies for boosting ADU-RES implementation within the existing political and legislative frameworks in the Mediterranean 1) R&D units of autonomous desalination units with a capacity below 50 m3 per day which are based on RES are operating successfully under the supervision of water and research institutes. Still, commercial applications remain rare. Now is the time to strengthen and unite research work for the design of robust and cost-effective desalination plants that operate autonomously on RES. Remaining S&T challenges are : Radical cost reduction Advanced management and control system Improved long-term reliability Environmentally sound set-ups 2) Large scale implementation of RES based ADUs require favourable legislative and institut ional framework conditions.
The action will examine the relevant legislation in EU, AS and MPC, and elaborate a policy initiative for boosting RES based ADUs. Concrete suggestions for how to improve existing EU legislation, such as the EU Water Framework Directive, will be formulated. ADU-RES will make extensive use of the knowledge from previous and on-going R&D actions and bases its dissemination and exploitation plan on the existing networks and communication platforms. The ADU-RES consortium unites the main research players from EU and selected partners from seven MPC. This will mobilise the critical mass necessary to finally bridge the gap between the successful R&D work of the last decade and concrete installations for RES based desalination pl ants in arid Mediterranean regions. This ambitious task is supported by a well designed exploitation and dissemination plan which is based on a comprehensive demand analysis of water consumers.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR & CO PLANUNG KG (Germany)
Participants : EARTH LINK AND ADVANCED RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ; Lebanon AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS. Greece ; CENTRE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES ,Algeria ; CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES Greece ; LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY United Kingdom ; ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA Italy  ; EGYPTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR WATER AND ENERGY Egypt ; FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. Germany ; INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II CHA AGADIR Morocco ; INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES EN GENIE RURAL, EAUX ET FORETS Tunisia ; INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS, S.A. Spain ; COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE Belgium ; PALESTINIAN HYDROLOGY GROUP FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Palestine ; ROYAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY. Jordan ; FONDATION MARRAKECH 21 Morocco

Budget
Coût total : EUR 620 000
Contribution UE :  : EUR 620 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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