Main insights of the MAGHIC project, green hydrogen potential in the Caribbean islands

7 december 2023

Farwind Energy and the MAGHIC project partners – Grand Port Maritime de la Guadeloupe, Grand Port Maritime de la Martinique, SARA, Unite Caribbean – made a half-day presentation on the main results of the MAGHIC (Maritime Green H2 Infrastructure in the Eastern Caribbeans) project: project summary and outlook, main technical results on the deployment of a fleet of energy ships, potential H2 market in the Caribbean islands by 2050, integration of the hydrogen sector within port infrastructures, study of storage facilities and distribution logistics on land. ..

With insights from political decision-makers, hydrogen industry experts and academics.

As part of its policy to develop renewable energies in the Eastern Caribbean, the European Union has decided to support the MAGHIC project, through the Interreg Caribbean program.

 

Farwind Energy at Horizons Hydrogène congress in Paris

28 november 2023

Farwind Energy participate to the Horizons Hydrogene congress in Paris next week.

Philippe Baclet, our energy conversion and storage director will present a keynote on offshore green hydrogen production thanks to Farwind energyships and the main insights of the MAGHIC project.

 

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Marfret joins forces with FARWIND Energy to develop sustainable transport solutions

22 september 2023

Sealed at the Wind for Goods event in Saint Nazaire last June, the partnership between the two French companies aims to carry out trials of FARWIND’s rotary sails on board a Marfret vessel, the Marin. This will enable Farwind to optimize its system before it goes to market. Marfret, for its part, will be able to assess the benefits of this system for its fleet. 

The first step in this partnership is to carry out measurements in the Caribbean Sea over a three-month period, as part of the INTERREG Caribbean MAGHIC project. 

FARWIND Energy will be able to predict the performance of its rotor sail on a vessel in the fleet under actual sailing conditions, and assess the impact on the vessel’s fuel consumption.

This step is the prerequisite for the installation of a demonstration rotor sail on the Ferrymar, a vessel currently under construction, which will soon replace Le Marin for service to the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin.

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Farwind Energy at the Caribbean Shipping Association 53rd Annual General Meeting

23&24 october 2023

Farwind Energy will participate in this annual meeting that brings together key decision-makers from the Caribbean shipping industry to discuss and review industry trends.

Félix Gorintin, our COO will speak on the 24th on ” Exploring sustainable shipping practices in the Caribbean”, and give insights on the MAGHIC (Maritime Green H2 Infrastructure in the Eastern Caribbeans) project in the Caribbean. The European-funded project aims to study the implementation of a new green hydrogen energy chain coupled with land-based unloading, storage and distribution infrastructures.

Farwind at the Eko-Innovation event organized by Guadeloupe's Synergîles innovation cluster

2,3 & 4 october 2023

To celebrate its 15 years of supporting the Guadeloupean territory in structuring its ecological and energy transition sectors, the Synerîle innovation cluster is organizing “Les Rencontres Eko-Innovation” on October 2, 3 and 4, 2023, a major event to bring together the region’s driving forces around innovation and Synergîles’ flagship themes: energy, materials, the circular economy and mobility.

Farwind Energy is delighted to be taking part in the round table on October 2 at 3pm, with its MAGHIC project, on the theme of cooperation at the heart of energy transition issues.

 

 

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Farwind Energy at Meet4Hydrogens in Marseille

21&22 march 2023

Philippe Baclet, Director of Energy Conversion and Storage, will speak at Meet4Hydrogen 2023, the leading event dedicated to hydrogen for the maritime, inland waterway and port sectors, to share the progress of its hydrogen production solution for its energy ships.

MAGHIC project opens new perspectives on green hydrogen in the Caribbean

14 march 2023

Farwind Energy’s European MAGHIC project has just been launched.

Arnaud Poitou, president of FARWIND ENERGY, explains “The potential of hydrogen for the Caribbean economy is tremendous. With the technology of the energy ship, which allows to locally produce electricity from far-offshore wind and transform it into hydrogen, the MAGHIC project will make it possible to reshape the role of ports in the energy transition, develop new economic activities and diversify the Caribbean energy system.”

The 15-month project aims to study the feasibility of hydrogen production, unloading and storage infrastructures in ports and to anticipate market needs.  

As part of its policy to develop renewable energies in the Eastern Caribbean, the European Union has decided to support the MAGHIC project, which benefits from €1.76M of ERDF funds through the Interreg Caribbean program.

 

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Farwind Energy at Horizons Hydrogène congress in Paris

15&16 november 2022

Farwind Energy participate to the Horizons Hydrogene congress in Paris next week.

Philippe Baclet, our energy conversion and storage director will present a keynote on offshore green hydrogen production thanks to Farwind energyships.

 

Farwind Energy at CFM 2022, The French Mechanical Congress

31 august 2022

Aurélien Babarit, co-founder of FARWIND ENERGY, will speak on August 31 at the French Mechanical Congress, organised by the French Mechanical Association (AFM), which takes place from August 29 to September 2 at La Cité des Congrès in Nantes in the sessions “mechanics for renewable energies, wind and water”.
See you at 4pm in room E30 for his presentation on the far-offshore wind capture with energy ship!

 

 

 

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Farwind Energy labelled Waves of Change

22 june 2022

Farwind Energy is one of 33 start-ups selected and labelled by the Waves of Change – BPI France EuroQuity coalition for green and blue transition start-ups (green tech, clean tech, ocean tech), with high potential for collaboration on impact with a view to raising funds from national and international investors.

These start-ups, identified as having the potential for collaborative growth to address environmental issues, particularly coastal ones, will thus benefit fully from the upcoming initiatives and opportunities of the Waves of Change Coalition as well as from the support and network of investors of the Bpifrance EuroQuity platform.

 

Farwind Energy at VivaTech on the Pays de la Loire booth (J06)

15 to 18 june 2022

Farwind Energy is part of the Loire hydrogen delegation at Vivatech, the key event for innovation players in France and Europe.

In the case of hydrogen stored energy, Farwind Energy solution is particularly well suited to delivery to islands and ports, minimizing transport costs.

 

 

Farwind Energy at ChangeNow

 19 to 21 may 2022

Farwind Energy will be present at ChangeNOW on Thursday 19 May from 1.45pm to 3pm, where Aurélien Babarit will take part in the “Making Renewable Energy Cleaner” session, which will bring together companies that are working to decarbonise energy and make its storage cleaner.
He will also be present from 19 to 21 May with companies from the Nantes Saint-Nazaire area’s water transport sector in the mobility zone under the banner #WindForGoods!

 

Farwind Energy at HyVolution on the Pays de la Loire booth

11 and 12 May 2022

Farwind Energy is part of the Loire hydrogen delegation at HyVolution, the key event for hydrogen players in France and Europe.

In the case of hydrogen stored energy, Farwind Energy solution is particularly well suited to delivery to islands and ports, minimizing transport costs.

 

 

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Farwind Energy and Loiretech Ingénierie confirm their intention to combine their know how and resources, enabling the emergence of a new Fletter rotor production sector

4 May 2022

At JEC World, the largest international trade fair dedicated to composites, Farwind Energy and Loiretech Ingénierie confirmed on Wednesday 4 May 2022 their intention to combine their know-how and resources by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Their objective is to develop together a production line for Flettner rotors of unique dimensions on the market.

 

 

Farwind Energy among the "100 start-ups to invest in 2022" according to Challenges.

24 march 2022

Farwind Energy has been selected by the prestigious magazine Challenges in its ranking of the 100 start-ups to invest in 2022. After raising 2M€, Farwind Energy wants to accelerate the production phase of its first energy ship, which will collect wind energy at real size, to deploy it in Guadeloupe along with our partners (Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe and Région Guadeloupe). The energy ship has a huge replication potential for islands and for coastal areas.

This selection confirms Farwind Energy firm belief that it is possible to harness energy from the high seas, the second largest source of renewable energy on earth, and that the exceptional potential of this energy in international waters offers a solution to energy independence.

 

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Farwind Energy supported by Europe through its nomination for the call for projects React-EU in Pays de la Loire

 31 january 2022

Farwind Energy has been selected for its STOCK_H2_FARWIND project, which aims to study a first energy chain, from the production of electricity on board of its energy ship, the FARWINDER, from the propeller of the hydrogenerator, then its storage via batteries or the hydrogen vector, until its unloading at the quay.

REACT-EU stands for Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe and is an initiative launched by the European Commission as a comprehensive and ambitious recovery plan following the coronavirus pandemic.

 

UI Investissement supports Farwind Energy and its deep sea green energy ship project

10 november 2021

Farwind finalizes a first fundraising of two million euros from UI Investissement, a group of Business Angels and Centrale Innovation to finance the feasibility studies of its energy ship and green energy producer, before launching the production phase.

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Farwind wins the SmartPort Challenge in Marseille

3 august 2021

An open innovation programme initiated by the Port of Marseille Fos, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Aix-Marseille University, the Smartport Challenge aims to develop innovative solutions to build the port of the future and enable it to consolidate its excellence in the fields of port logistics, energy performance and digital technology.

 

Farwind Energy is one of the laureates of the 23rd edition of the i-Lab innovation contest 2021, a leading Deeptech startups development national programme.

8 july 2021

Farwind has been rewarded as one of the 69 laureates at the 23rd national i– Lab innovation competition. The competition is organized by the French Ministry of Research in partnership with BPI France. This prestigious and highly competitive national contest supports the best projects for new innovative technology companies with financial non-dilutive and adapted support. More than 3,817 young companies have already been rewarded.

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Prototype Farwind

Farwind Energy is designing and testing the first wind-powered sailboat capable of massively producing energy from the wind on the high seas.

2 july 2021

The startup FARWIND ENERGY has tested its prototype of an energy boat on the lake of Vioreau near Joué sur Erdre in Loire-Atlantique.

Farwind supported by Europe : winner of the ICE - Intelligent Community Energy - call for projects

21 june 2021

Funded by the European INTERREG VA France (Channel) England programme, the Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project aims to design and implement innovative intelligent energy solutions for isolated territories.

FARWIND Energy will receive €25,000 to carry out feasibility studies on the use of mobile offshore wind power in Marie-Galante to deploy a FARWIND solution.