Next Generation Marine Materials for Resilient Offshore Renewable Energy Devices

MORE (Next Generation Marine Materials for Resilient Offshore Renewable Energy Devices) proposes the creation of a new robust methodology with improved tools for material selection and validation to harmonize testing procedures able to generate the next generation of materials for Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) devices to overcome the present energy and environmental challenges.
The MORE project will focus on harmonizing small- and large-scale multi-degradation rigs, to create a fast track for validation of materials, starting from, but not limited to, metallic materials and metal coatings typically suffering tribocorrosion and multi-degradation (passive metals), to enable the industrial uptake of these methods. MORE will demonstrate a multi-degradation validation pathway for materials and subcomponents to be used as a case study in the offshore renewable energy sector. While innovative marine renewable energy device technologies are gaining popularity, the technicalities of operating them in hostile environment remain complex and challenging jeopardizing the deployment of these very important technologies for the future generations.
MORE project aim at enhancing zero emission power technologies (CEPT Challenge 2): wave energy has demonstrated a more efficient use of the surface area compared to wind turbines. By improving the material use in the systems and by developing better material qualifying protocol the MORE project aims at lowering technology production costs.