RUSNANO Will Take Part in the Creation of REC in the Field of Renewable Energy in the Ulyanovsk Region
Regional universities, the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, as well as foreign companies also plan to be involved in the REC project.
The Ulyanovsk Region plans to cooperate with RUSNANO in the project to create a research and educational center (NOC) on renewable energy sources within the framework of the Nauka (Science) National Project. The regional authorities are currently preparing an application for its creation, Vadim Pavlov, Director General of the Ulyanovsk Region Technology Development Agency, told TASS on Friday.
The Ulyanovsk Region was the first region in Russia to build and commission the first two industrial wind farms with a total installed capacity of 85 MW, one of which is an independent Fortum project and the other—a joint Fortum and RUSNANO project. The production of composite solid fiberglass blades, about 62 meters long was also localized by Vestas Manufacturing Rus LLC. This year it is planned to produce up to 300 blades for wind turbines.
“The Ulyanovsk Region is preparing an application to join the Nauka National Project for the region’s participation in the creation of the Research and Educational Center on renewable energy sources. The universities of the region, RUSNANO, and the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, as well as Vestas (Denmark) and Fortum (Finland), are planned to be involved in the REC creation project. The Renewable Energy Research and Education Center should become a distributed center of expertise in renewable energy technologies, which would be created based on leading Russian laboratories with the potential to implement research and development, engineering projects in various fields of wind power, solar energy, digital technologies in energy: from energy engineering and new materials to predictive analytics and intelligent control of distributed generation,” Vadim Pavlov, Director General of the Ulyanovsk Region Technology Development Agency
Pavlov said that a consortium of participants would ensure scientific and industrial cooperation. Support is planned at all stages—from the development of new technologies to their commercialization, introduction to the market, and scaling. The region has also implemented an educational component—the first department of wind power operates in the region based on the Ulyanovsk State Technical University (UlSTU), which by 2025 intends to provide personnel to all wind farms under construction.
Plans to create a network of 15 world-class science and education centers were reflected in the May decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin and are among the tasks of the Nauka National Project. According to the goals of the National Project, in 2024 Russia should be among the top five countries in the world, carrying out research and development in areas determined by the priorities of scientific and technological development. Attractive conditions for working in Russia should be created for Russian and foreign leading scientists, as well as young promising researchers, and the internal costs for research and development should be increased.
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.