The RECOICE project was succesfully closed

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.

Video of the final meeting: