UBE and QMC innovate to optimize the wind generation  


 

UBE Corporation Europe, based in polígono El Serrallo in Castellón, and the valencian SME QMC Tecnología Química with the Energy Cluster of Valencia Region have carried out an innovative project by which the operating conditions of wind turbines will be improved by increasing their efficiency and durability. 

The project objective is to develop a system to produce the actual conditions of a wind turbine blade, which will evaluate the effects of erosion on the leading edge of the blade, which is, by far, the area that suffers the most during its operation.  The ultimate goal is to develop a solution that maximizes the strength and it will be compatible with the current manufacturing processes. 

This innovative project, which is aligned with the strategic lines of the cluster including the promotion of renewable energies, the use of wind energy and energy efficiency, has been selected because of its high  innovative component by the Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (AEI) program of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, and co-financed by ERDF.

This technology will increase significantly not only the life of the wind turbines, also the period of maximum efficiency of these and will reduce the maintenance costs.

Nowadays there is only a system to measure the effects of erosion in wind blades in the market, sold by a Danish company, so this development represents a major innovation at the international level and in which have been very interested the leading manufacturers.

The multinational UBE Corporation Europe located in Castellon, world leader company in the manufacture of polycarbonate diol (PCD),  brings its knowledge in the synthesis and manufacture of PCD, its great capacity for characterization of the formulations and support with the selection of these products. UBE treasures extensive experience in projects of this kind in which you can apply the excellent properties of these high performance polymers.

For its part, the valencian SME QMC Tecnología Química, with a high degree of specialization in polymer-based products, develops a system based on polyurea material and an application system that will allow to gain efficiency by reducing manufacturing times.

The program to support Innovative Business groups of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, whose next edition will be published next June, with a budget of 11 million euros, mainly aims at promoting collaborative innovative projects for what it offers non-repayable grants to companies members of the clusters.

 Energy Cluster of Valencia Region brings together the leading innovative companies in the energy sector in the Valencia region in order to support collaboration between them, encourage innovation and strengthen the industrial fabric of the region.

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