Our core business is energy harvesting, based on compact microturbines coupled to IoT solutions. Our microturbines range from 30 W to support for data-driven management of networks to 50 kW, for energy recovery. Our microturbines can be installed on existing infrastructures with minor modifications and minimal maintenance.
Established in 2013
Teaser of the Company
We aim to make our Microturbines the standard solution for improving the environmental sustainability of pipelines.
Our core business is energy harvesting, based on compact patented microturbines, ranging from 30 W (for IoT applications) to 50 kW (for energy recovery). Our microturbines can be installed on existing infrastructures with minor modifications and minimal maintenance.
Our 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.
Advanced Microturbines has tested, validated and adopted BlockTac’s blockchain-based solution in the scope of BlockStart:
Blockchain of Things Devices
Why has the company decided to implement the solution: We were keen on exploring the opportunities offered by blockchain technology to create additional value to our solution, that is based on a self-powered IoT system, supplying field sensors that monitor water assets in off-grid contexts.
Added value of the solution to the company: Blockchain coupled to our IoT technology will pave the way to new business models.
Such trusted data could for instance be used to improve data security, support predictive maintenance algorithms, that could use trusted data, as well as enabling smart contracts.
What has been done during BlockStart’s pilot stage: During the pilot phase we partnered with BlockTac, leveraging their expertise in blockchain technology. In the Pilot stage we tested a solution where IoT data generated using a hardware set-up based on a Raspberry board by BlockTac, were secured with blockchain and transmitted to a cloud.
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Advanced Microturbines’ achievements
Winner – Cleantech category of the Italian National Prize for Innovation
Horizon 2020, SME Instrument Phase 1 and 2
“BlockStart has provided us with the unique opportunity to explore the opportunities offered by the blockchain technology and how it could be applied to our business focused on energy harvesting solutions for water and gas pipelines.”
Total funding received by Advanced Microturbines Srl under BlockStart: €4,500 (€1,500 for Ideation Kick-off and €3,000 for Pilot stage)