Lappeenranta, Finland (Aug 23th, 2022) – SpinDrive teams up with Advanced Microturbines through the European Innovation Council (EIC), within the Greenhouse Gas Program (GHG).
The European Innovation Council (EIC) enables and supports valuable matchmaking opportunities between EIC beneficiaries and business partners to achieve sustainable growth. With the EIC GHG Program, EIC SMEs can access a vast spectrum of support services and expertise which includes co-creation activities that promote sustainable innovation and growth.
SpinDrive, a leading manufacturer of customized levitation technology to improve energy efficiency and promote oil-free solutions established a partnership with Advanced Microturbines, an Italian innovative producer of microturbines through the EIC GHG Program.
“Our mission is to fight climate change by improving the energy efficiency of industrial processes. To do so, we’re implementing active magnetic bearings easily and affordably and managed to increase the system efficiency by approximately 35% for different rotating equipment. That’s why, from the very beginning, we saw great potential in partnering up with Advanced Microturbines and approached them to discuss how we could collaborate.” Says Nikita Uzhegov, COO and co-founder of SpinDrive.
Emanuele Guglielmino (Founder & CEO at Advanced Microturbines) also stated: “We focus our business on microturbines meant to recover energy from gas and water pressure drops and flow… When we attended the EIC GHG initiative in 2021, we were added to a working group that was in line with our business scope related to the field of green technologies, and afterwards matched with SpinDrive, whose innovative solution requirement involved a special type of bearings, known as magnetic bearings. As bearings are a necessary part of a turbine or any other rotating equipment, we thought that cooperating with SpinDrive could increase the potential of our microturbines. Hence this resulted in the perfect opportunity to collaborate.”
In addition, Emanuele reiterated that developing such a crucial collaboration with SpinDrive is a way of meeting sustainability ends while complementing each other’s innovations. He explained: “Both our products are complementary in the sense that we don’t manufacture bearing. Given this is a special application, the magnetic bearings manufactured by SpinDrive, if installed on our machinery, would allow turbines to rotate at a much higher speed, resulting in higher efficiency and produced power. Having said that, it ends up being an opportunity to create cooperation and a positive synergy as well.”
About the EIC GHG Program
With the EIC GHG program, part of the Business Acceleration Services, the EIC offers its beneficiaries a dedicated GHG tool, the GHG Badges & CO2 Neutral Label initiative, and further resources.
In addition, co-creation activities with corporates, industrial associations, regions in carbon transition and other EIC beneficiaries are taking place on a regular basis.
SpinDrive improves the energy efficiency of industrial processes by providing active magnetic bearings to equipment manufacturers. SpinDrive solution increases system efficiency by at least 10%, which enables a 2-year payback time. SpinDrive system is completely maintenance-free, which reduces the overall equipment maintenance costs by 80%. We eliminate the need for oil lubrication, which provides manufacturers an opportunity to enter new markets. Our built-in sensors enable condition monitoring of the whole unit.
About Advanced Microturbines
Advanced Microturbines develops and manufactures microturbines for local generation of electricity from the decompression of pressurized gas and water.
Their microturbines can be installed on existing infrastructures with minor modifications and minimal maintenance.
Advanced Microturbines technology is a self-powered gas and water grid management system that enables continuous remote monitoring, diagnosis, and management of gas and water assets, such as pipelines, through data-driven decisions.
Read the Synergy Story on EIC GHG’s website.
For more information, please contact:
Nikita Uzhegov, COO and Co-founder
+358 50 5188 569
SpinDrive, Aug 23th, 2022