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|Project Peixe Verde with reference number PSE-370300-2006-1, has
been financed by the
Science an Innovation Ministry.
Project co-financed by the European Union
The Spanish fishing sector has very diverse companies, but if
there is an outstanding characteristic it is the abundance of
small companies, frequently owners with an only ship that are
continuing the family tradition.
In the Port of Celeiro,
forced by the necessity that generates the distance, they
understood a while ago that they should join efforts to
negotiate the solution jointly to their problems. The company
"Puerto deCeleiro S.A." was born this way, whose shareholders
are near 100 fishing vessel owners. They were able to build the
one that was the best rasher of Spanish fishing, they increased
their fleet, they acquired fishing rights, and they approached
the first projects of R+D.
In that context, with the support of the Regional Government
of Galicia, it begins to dream of the "Celeiro Fishing
Technological Center " that will center their efforts in three
areas : Product, CIT and Energy.
In that moment was when the promoter of R+D in Celeiro and
Director of SERVICEL, Andrés Díaz, begins to look for
information on hydrogen. He wanted to know if it will be an
option. One of those days that is "time to dream", very advanced
the afternoon after solving the daily work of the ships, he
called by telephone to ARIEMA and he asked: "hi, is it possible
to use hydrogen in fishing ships?"
At the other side of the telephone was Rafael Luque, Director
of ARIEMA that was very clear after exchanging impressions: "it
will be a future option, very interesting to investigate, but
short term it cannot compete in price. You are sure that there
are not other options: consumption reduction, other transition
Joining efforts, people of SERVICEL and ARIEMA (for their
respective specialization in fishing and energy) were organized
and after almost two years of work in which they were adding
partners (and friends...) Green Peixe showed up. And of course
that anything had been made without the support of the
Brotherhood of Fishermen of Celeiro and Puerto de Celeiro S.A.,
singular company that included in a Council of Administration an
conference on the possible uses of the hydrogen in their vessels.
From the administrations it is very important the support of
the Regional Government of Galicia, promoter and partner of
CETPEC, Fishing Technological Center, that was born in the
summer of the 2005 also having the support of the City council
And, like a very "singular" administration, it has been
vital the support of people of IDAE, technical arm in Energy of
the Ministry of Industry. They have always been there.
The first contest of ideas "Peixe Verde", has been
IDAE supports Peixe Verde
Besides being partner in the project, IDAE will contribute financing
from 2006. More info.
Presentation in Brussels.
Invited by the European Commission, representatives of the Consortium
Peixe Verde presented the project in the conference "Energy Efficiency
in Fisheries" celebrated the 11 and 12 of May 2006. It could be the most
complete and advanced initiative.