RECOICE PROJECT: successful closure

The EC funded RECOICE project was successfully concluded in June 2016. Project partners of the consortium met at the end of June in Gorizia, Italy to evaluate the prepared prototype and to discuss further steps of future market entry. 

The Europe 2020 Strategy aims to achieve sustainable development, which includes the efficiency enhancing too. In line with these requirements, there is a continuous drive towards low energy, environmentally friendly solutions, which can provide a reduced carbon footprint. 

The RECOICE will provide such a solution for fishing vessels, generating the ice maker power from waste heat, scavenged from the engine exhaust pipe. The benefits will mainly include low ongoing fuel costs, good environmental performance, high quality fishing products and improved flexibility of fishing schedule. 

According to Albert Holtland, owner of a Belgian fishing vessel and also partner of the project, 95% of the ships that are in the European Union do not have ice making machines on board, so the RECOICE device would be of big help to them. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aygXpFGAzj8) 

The project consisting of nine partners received founding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union to accomplish its aims between 2014 and 2016 (GA no. 605286). The 30 months long project was coordinated by ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary Kft. with the involvement of:

  • Innovative Technological Systems Srl;
  • MW-Innovation AB; 
  • Cooltech GMBH; 
  • Naval Architecture Progress NAP; 
  • BVBA Verleene; 
  • Ateknea Solutions Catalonia;  
  • ASSE SRL; 

For further information, please visit the project website: www.recoice.eu