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IoT Microturbine

A smart grid management device harvesting the energy from gas pipelines pressure

November 2019
Gallery IoT Microturbine 1
Gallery IoT Microturbine 1


IoT Microturbine enables the off-grid performance monitoring and control of pressurized pipeline networks with an energy harvesting device integrating a turbine and an electrical generator that reliably feeds electronic control units (e.g. Remote Terminal Units - RTU).

The plug & play microturbine takes advantage of existing pressure drops and gas flow in the system to generate electricity used to power ancillary equipment for the maintenance, monitoring and operation of the networked pipeline systems. The energy harvesting device is self-protected against surcharge and over speeding and capable to perform auto diagnosis and communicate with other devices. The energy captured by the microturbine and converted into electric energy, is directly available in situ for monitoring devices. IoT Microturbine offers off grid real time monitoring and control solutions with a high reliability over time and across operating conditions while enabling the pipeline to work at low pressure, reducing the greenhouse effect through reduction of gas leakages as well as the CO2 emissions that would result from an equivalent grid connection in a remote location.

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Label Date November 15, 2019
From Italy
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
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The environmental benefits

  • Reduction of CO2 by 0.5 tons per year
  • Zero carbon emmission
  • Leakage reduction and pipeline life extension

The Financial benefits

  • Payback estimated in 1 year

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Company Profile

Advanced Microturbines

Our patented coin-sized Microturbines for energy harvesting in gas and water distribution pipelines take advantage of existing pressure drops to generate electricity in off-grid contexts. They are developed in two sizes, 30 W and 150 W. The Microturbines enable the reliable power supply of smart IoT monitoring and control technologies, resulting in a more energetically efficient management of the pipelines with increased reliability and with reduced operational costs.

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Headquarters 16121 Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy

Networking Partner

Horizon Results Platform - European Commission

The Horizon Results Platform is a new European Commission platform helping EU Research & Innovation funding beneficiaries to valorise their results with a view to creating socio-economic impact.

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