R&D Projects - recent examples

Below, some examples of successful R&D project are presented, to which Hamilton Management contributed.

Tocardo - Eastern Scheldt Tidal Power Plant

In 2008 Tocardo started developing a project: installing tidal turbines into a primary sea defense in The Netherlands, the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. Initial funding constraints caused a slow start to this ambitious project, but once in place progress was good and the project was completed successfully in 2015. The strict safety regulations, environmental conditions and very short window for installation made it a complex operation.

In September 2015 the complete structure was installed inside the barrier within just 2 hours’ time. A big step forward for the Dutch water technology sector and the global tidal energy industry.

Hamilton Management performed the co-ordination of the financial reporting of the grants for all involved parties, for one of first and largest tidal projects in the world.

MTT Micro CHP - The EnerTwin

The EnerTwin is a micro CHP (Combined Heat and Power) system where a boiler and a small power plant are combined in a single durable device. The EnerTwin has been developed by MTT (Micro Turbine Technology BV). The heart of the EnerTwin is a micro turbine that drives a generator. The micro turbine delivers 3kW electrical power and 15kW thermal power for heating and hot tap water.

As of 2008, MTT has developed the gas turbine, has build prototypes and executed field tests in the period of 2013 until 2017. As of the end of 2017, MTT has started commercial sales of their product, the EnerTwin.

Throughout the entire development, a large amount of national and international grants were obtained that supported the development in the different stages of development and which enabled this successful high-tech product development.

EnerSearch - SunAir Balcony

SunAir Balcony addresses air quality problems (e.g. fungus) resulting from insulations and a variety of other measures aimed at reducing unintended leakage of warm air from buildings, by combining these measures with forced ventilation by means of introducing a ventilation heat recuperation system for buildings.SunAir Balcony uses heat generated from solar collectors that are integrated into balconies.

SunAir balcony focuses on bringing the development of this technology from TRL7 until TRL9, towards cost-effective and fit-to-purpose design, scalable for large series production. Evaluation and development of the design solution to meet the targets of improvement of the energy yield and performance, easier handling and lowering production and mounting costs.

The project is financially supported by KIC Inno-Energy program in the period 2015-2018. Hamilton Management is responsible for the overall project management and financial reporting.