From waste to grid: re-using resources to achieve energy independence on islands – EU Green Week partner event

The webinar “From waste to grid: re-using resources to achieve energy independence on islands“, organised by the H2020 project ROBINSON (G.A. 957752)  and the H2020 project IANOS (G.A. 957810) in the framework of the EU Green Week, took place on 3 June 2021.

Geographical islands face often (energy) constraints and resources limitations. But, European islands can play an essential role in Europe’s energy transition, especially considering efficient (re)use of resources. In this webinar, representatives from Horizon 2020 funded projects ROBINSON (GA 957752) and IANOS (GA 957810) illustrated how, thanks to innovative technologies, they will help islands re-use their waste and unused resources to improve their carbon footprint and energy security. More specifically, the speakers showcased two technologies developed in the projects:

– ROBINSON: AD+BES technology that will allow Eigerøy, but also other islands, to repurpose their industrial biological waste to produce biomethane, so diminishing CO2 emissions while increasing energy security;

– IANOS: the bio-technology called Autogenerative High Pressure Digestion (AHPD), which will convert sewage, swill and other organic waste into green Natural Gas (CH4), and it can be used directly or injected at a later moment in the grid.

The webinar also featured a speaker from Aurelia Turbines, gas turbine manufacturer, focusing on technologies able to leverage those gasses to respond to the energetic needs of islands and communities.



Ugo Simeoni, ETN Global – ROBINSON project – click here for the slides

ROBINSON: smart integRation Of local energy sources and innovative storage for flexiBle, secure and cost-efficIent eNergy Supply ON industrialized islands

Nikolaos Nikolopoulos, CERTH – IANOS project – click here for the slides

IANOS: Integrated solutions for decarbonisation and smartification of islands

Thomas Bebis,  IANOS project  – click here for the slides
Waste valorisation through Autogenerative High Pressure Digestion (AHPD) technology

Daniele Molognoni, LEITAT – ROBINSON project – click here for the slides

Waste valorisation through Anaerobic Digestion Assisted by Bio-Electrochemical System (AD+BES) technology

Tony Hynes, Aurelia Turbines – ROBINSON project – click here for the slides

Gas turbines’ role in the decarbonisation of the energy system



F. Peccianti, RINA Consulting


Video recordings are available here.


Disclaimer: The projects featured in this webinar have received funding from the  European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the following grant agreements: ROBINSON (G.A. 957752); IANOS (G.A. 957810)




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