10.5 million euros invested in two innovative projects selected by the FUI and accredited by Capenergies

Within the scope of the FUI’s1, 23rd call for projects, two projects supported by the Capenergies competitive cluster and accredited by its committee of experts have been selected for their innovative content and potential economic benefits.

Focusing on energy efficiency in industrial and transportation ecosystems, the two projects involve a total of 19 stakeholders – SMEs, multinational corporations and research organisations – from the energy sector.

These two projects, representing a total budget of 10.5 million euros, will be subsidised to the tune of 3.3 million euros by the French local authorities.

Both these projects will culminate in the entry of new innovative products and associated services onto the market which should reap significant economic rewards in terms of job creation and generated revenue, especially in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

With a 100% success rate in this national call for projects, Capenergies is demonstrating its commitment to accelerating the deployment of innovation and the growth of French companies within strategic energy sectors, and is forging stronger links with other clusters in similar business segments.

Since its creation at the end of 2016, the Capenergies competitive cluster has funded 361 projects, representing a total budget of 1,353 million euros, and secured 478 million euros of financial aid.

The two selected projects – PLUG & WET and FALCON – are outlined below.

PLUG & WET II
INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HUMIDIFICATION AND LINT CAPTURE SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL LOOMS

The PLUG & WET project aims to reduce water and energy consumption in industrial weaving processes. It involves the development of new humidification and lint trap systems designed to be integrated in looms.

Capenergies partners: OSMOSE and ARECO, both located in the Côte d’Azur region

Capenergies, co-accreditation cluster alongside the Techtera and ViaMéca clusters

FALCON
FLEXIBLE & AERODYNAMIC TRUCK FOR LOW CONSUMPTION

The purpose of the FALCON project is to develop a fuel efficient truck and trailer combination intended for heavy goods haulage over long distances or in peri-urban areas. The technological developments in terms of the aerodynamics, tyres, steering aids, lubricant and heat recovery system will be integrated in a demonstration vehicle before being tested in real conditions.

Capenergies partners: BENOMAD and ENOGIA, from the Côte d’Azur region and Provence respectively

Capenergies, co-accreditation cluster alongside the LUTB and Mov’eo clusters

Press release

1 FUI : Fonds Unique Interministériel

The Capenergies Accreditation Committee broadens its scope of expertise with three new members

26 July 2017 – The innovation-led Capenergies Accreditation Committee welcomes aboard three new members – Frank Carré, Scientific Director of the CEA’s Nuclear Energy Division, Isabelle Moretti, Head of Technology at ENGIE, and Hubert Tardieu, Advisor to the CEO of ATOS – all of whom are energy specialists in their fields in the world of industry and research.

 

These three specialists will be putting their skills to use to help assess projects submitted for accreditation in line with current developments in energy technologies and markets. This brings the total number of committee members to 12, all of whom are prominent stakeholders in the energy industry. This committee chaired by Mr Olivier Appert (Chairman of the French Energy Council and Chief Executive of the National Academy of Technologies) will meet for the first time with its new members on the 21 September 2017.

There have been two changes to the committee on the industry side:

Isabelle Moretti, Head of Technology at ENGIE, succeeds Jean-Paul Reich, the group’s current Scientific Director. Isabelle is a scientist and specialist in future technologies for renewable energies, smart territories and buildings, and other emerging markets. She led numerous research projects for the IFPEN between 1987 and 2012 in France and abroad, in collaboration with industry (TOTAL, CEPSA, YPFB) and research bodies, both in France (ANR, CNRS, etc.) and more widely in Europe. Author of more than 120 scientific articles, she also chairs GERG, the European Gas Research Group.

 

• Hubert Tardieu – Advisor to the CEO of ATOS, a global leader in digital transformation – will be the committee’s ICT advisor. As creator of the MERISE method for designing and developing information systems, he is internationally renowned for his expertise in this sector which is critical to energy management. He also co-chairs the ATOS Scientific Community which has published numerous papers and reference publications, including some 40 White Papers.

On the R&D side:

Frank Carré, Scientific Director of the CEA’s Nuclear Energy Division, replaces Professor Henri Safa, Deputy Director of the International Institute of Nuclear Energy, I2EN. Having studied nuclear engineering at the Ecole Centrale Paris, MIT and the Orsay University Institute of Technology, Frank started his career in 1976 at the CEA where he focused on innovation and research and development of the nuclear systems of the future on a global scale. He is also scientific advisor to the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

 

A reputable label :
More than 630 accredited projects
More than 360 funded projects
480 million euros of aid
secured*
from a total budget of around
1.345 million euros

Press release

From left to right: P. ACHARD, S. DUPRE LA TOUR, P. LUCCHESE, F. CARRE, O. APPERT, H. TARDIEU, I. MORETTI, M. BRUSCHI, P. DUMAS, O. DUPONT

 


* Depuis la création du pôle, à fin 2016, hors projets > 100 M d’euros.