The main goal of the Blámi project is to inspire the development of innovative energy transition projects. Energy transition is driven by the decarbonisation of energy sources and the Blámi project aims to increase the use of environmentally friendly fuel, hydrogen and e-fuels in transport and industry. The project will support energy and climate change-related projects, empowering entrepreneurs and promoting innovation in the Westfjords.
One of the purposes of the Blámi project is to attract partnerships and international funding for experimentation, research and development of energy- and eco-friendly solutions. New opportunities and increased cooperation between the public and private sector could help the region to move towards a more circular economy, where a more efficient use of underused raw materials will create value for existing and future businesses and ventures. The project will identify and build on regional strengths, existing infrastructure, local businesses, manpower and resources, to create a fertile ground for innovation and increased value creation.
WHY THE WESTFJORDS ARE AN OPTIMAL PLACE FOR DEVELOPING AND TESTING GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRIES
The Westfjords economy is driven by fisheries and fish farming activities. Two of Iceland’s biggest fish farming companies are in the region as well as four large seafood companies. Iceland’s only calcified algae factory is in the region as well as a variety of smaller seafood companies and technical support companies.
The Westfjords area is an outstanding place to live and work. Moreover, it is perfect for families looking for quality education and security. It is a vibrant community that fosters international knowledge and research institutes and welcomes innovation and collaboration.
That makes the region an optimal place to use, test and trial innovative solutions for green maritime energy systems.
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