For 8 years the World Intellectual Property Organisation has been offering a tool for facilitating patent information searches related to environmentally friendly technologies.

A Danish company develops robots to maintain and repair the blades of offshore wind turbines. In this way, a lot of time and money can be saved. Other robots can also be used for offshore applications.

The conference ‘Taming NeSSIE’, which will be held in Glasgow on 24 January 2019, will focus on the challenge of corrosion in offshore renewable energy. Participants from the entire anti-corrosion value chain are invited.

On 13 November, Sirris together with its European partners in the NeSSIE project, organised a successful webinar in which a number of corrosion challenges related to offshore renewable energy devices were discussed.

Fischbach produces packaging for the silicon and adhesive industry. This international company with a branch in Temse makes injection moulded tubes that are subsequently printed on. The company explored the possibilities of sustainable packaging alternatives.

In a previous blog post we discussed how corrosion of offshore renewable energy (ORE) devices comes at a high cost. The European project NeSSIE, in which Sirris is a partner, wants to tackle the problem of corrosion in the ORE sector by creating an opportunity to demonstrate anti-corrosion solutions.

Despite their durability, composites still have a finite useful life. New business opportunities in the processing route are currently being investigated. Prominent players in this field will speak at an interactive workshop on 11 September to offer guidance on the problem of the disposal of large composite structures.

Earlier this year, WindEurope - the voice of the European wind industry - interviewed Pieter Jan Jordaens of OWI-Lab. You can read the highlights of this interview below.

In times of global competition, offering added value through your products is an important strategy to stand out among the crowd. This can be achieved in several ways and some options are just a perfect match for the circular economy concept: by extending the life cycle of products, by means of reuse, repairs ... companies can cash in on added value and deploy their resources to the maximum.

With its office furniture and office decoration Pami wants to make concrete moves towards a circular economy. Sirris and Agoria helped them put the pieces together for a step-by-step plan based on their own strengths. This definitely boosts the dynamics at the company.