At the annual technology forum “Open Innovations” in Moscow on 17 October a cooperation agreement for the development of stand-alone energy systems was signed between Ulyanovsk Center for Technology Transfer, LLC (ULNANOTECH) (RAWI member) and the Institute of Arctic Technology of the Federal State Autonomous educational institution of higher professional education “Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)” (MIPT).
The agreement was signed by Andrey Redkin, CEO of the Ulyanovsk nanocenter ULNANOTECH and Yury Vasiliev, Executive Director of the Institute of Arctic Technology of MIPT.
The main objectives for cooperation are creation of a unified modern Russian technology platform from independent power production facilities, and joint development of a reliable arctic wind turbine. The document also envisages the involvement of the MIPT staff to the educational process of the Wind Energy Technologies Department that was jointly established by Ulyanovsk State Technical University and the nanocenter.
The teaching staff of MIPT will participate in the development of educational programs for the Wind Energy Technologies Department and for other universities in the country.
“The turbine development area in Russia is fundamentally important and significant. We have started to form project alliances with industrial global market leaders in the field of wind energy as well as with the strongest Russian universities and research institutes.
The goal of a joint project with the Institute of Arctic Technology is to have an arctic wind turbine in Russia to generate wind energy, which will be combined with diesel generation and save the cost of electricity generation in the Arctic and in the North of the Arctic Circle. This problem is acute for Russia, as there are a large number of isolated grids. The need for delivery of diesel fuel for far distances effects the rise in electricity prices. I am delighted that we are implementing this joint project with MIPT and in a short time, we together with our global partners will be able to present a turbine designed for the Russian market”, – commented Andrey Redkin.
Yuri Vasiliev noted that the Institute of Arctic Technology currently faces a strategic challenge in the Arctic. “This is development of stand-alone power systems to support the work of autonomous facilities without delivery of fuel – first of all for the infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route. In my opinion we have found a very good partner, the Ulyanovsk nanocenter and Ulyanovsk region in the whole, to develop an arctic wind turbine of Russian origin over two or three years and test it first in Yamal, and then on the Northern Sea Route”.
MIPT is one of the leading technical universities in the country. The Institute of Arctic Technology of MIPT has the Center for Autonomous Energy. MIPT is an operator of the integrated project for the development of remote area power supply systems and structures for the needs of Russia, including stand-alone energy storage systems with the use of renewable sources – wind turbines and solar panels, hydrogen storage, solid oxide fuel cells.
ULNANOTECH (Ulyanovsk) is a nanotechnology center (part of RUSNANO’s network of nanocen- tres) engaged in investing and supporting technological entrepreneurship in the early stages, searching for technology, creating technological start-ups. It has the status of a technopark of high technologies. The General Director of ILNANOTEH Andrey Redkin is a member of the Board of RAWI