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ICMEA becomes an innovative SME: new scenarios open up.

A characterizing element, that denotes the natural propensity of the ICMEA to innovate, is the recent inclusion in the special section of CCIAA as an innovative SME.

This is a natural step, considering the type of activity carried out, oriented to the design and construction of prototypes, to research support for public entities or companies, to participation in national and international announcements who often see us as a leader in projects.

Being an innovative SME, in addition to direct benefits, represents indirect benefits for natural and legal persons in the form of tax incentives for investment in the capital of innovative SME.

The facilitation was significantly enhanced by the 2017 Budget Law (Article 1, paragraph 66).

For natural persons, an irpef deduction of 30% of the investment is now foreseen, up to a maximum of 1 million euros.

For legal entities, the incentive consists of a deduction from the taxable Ires of 30% of the investment, up to a maximum of 1,8 million euros.

The strengthening of the incentive is evident.

Until 2016, the rates were 19% for investments by natural persons and 20% for legal entities.

The incentives apply both to direct investments and to indirect investments through UCIS (Undertakings for collective investment in savings) and other companies that invest mainly in this type of company.

For more information, see the summary sheet of the MISE.

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Multifuel Micro CHP system

ConBI prototype is ready! It aims at developing a smart, cost-efficient, small scale cogeneration (CHP) system characterized by high fuel flexibility, thermal and electrical efficiency. It is composed by an externally fired topping gas turbine, a boiler, a fluidized bed combustion device for biomass and a natural gas combustion system.

The ConBI system is developed, adapting and integrating components already available on the market, mainly coming from the automotive industry to produce an innovative low cost, flexible and reliable micro-CHP system. The fluidized bed combustor option allows the use of solid renewable fuels such as biomass.

The ConBi system will:

  1. provide a low cost, low-carbon, fuel flexible packaged CHP system;
  2. contribute at reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint increasing the energy efficiency of the industrial process.
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S.R. Transformer

S.R. Transformer is built by ICMEA’s engineers. It is an energy recovery from residual steam of industrial process with the use of lightweight industrial turbine.

It enables energy recovery in all the processes with steam pressure regulators. The system can be easily installed instead of / in paraller to the existing reducers or regulators.

  • Cheese factories;
  • Food industry;
  • Pharmaceutical industry;
  • Cellulose processing;
  • Waste and solid materials combustion.
Performance and Benefits
  • Utilizzo del vapore: pressioni da 4 a 35 bar e temperature da 130 a 350°C;
  • Portate di vapore processabili: da 14 a 150kg/h;
  • Potenze elettriche ottenibili: da 1 ad oltre 200Kwel;
  • Intervento non invasivo: gli impianti sono contenuti in armadi industriali;
  • Facilità di intervento e di manutenzione;
  • Controllo completamente automatizzato del processo (riscaldamento, avviamento, modulazione ed arresto);
  • Controllo automatico dell’iniezione del vapore;


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Wind Tunnel

Research & Development is a key factor for renewables energy. Politecnico di Bari is a leader in the field of renewables and ICMEA is helping them in keeping their leadership.

Small scale wind turbines, are very promising and requires studies to increase the efficiency and reliability.

ICMEA has manufactured a not confined wind tunnel, which will allow to measure the performance of the wind turbines controlling the velocity of the wind by means of frequency converter driven fans and measuring. The wind velocity vector in the field and the pressure on the blades can also be measured.


Nell’ambito del Progetto Reti di laboratori pubblici di ricerca APQ “Ricerca Scientifica” – II atto integrativo Fase A – (DGR n.92 del 27/11/2007) – Progetto denominato “Laboratorio per lo sviluppo delle fonti rinnovabili e dell’efficienza nei distretti energetici: progetto ZERO (Zero Emission Research Option)” – cod. ident. 55  – CUP D98B13000140009.
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Wind Turbine: Work In Progress

The activities about the Wind Turbine are moving forward. The wind tunnel structural part is done: it was build the fans holder and the pole which support the wind turbine.

ICMEA takes care of design, so all metal components have been painted with ferromicaceo, enamel with excellent anticorrosive properties based on alkyd binder, micaceous iron oxides and lamellar pigments. It gaves an attractive desing and protects metal.

The ventilators and blade were delivered to ICMEA and they’re prepared for mounting.

ICMEA just assembling electrical switchboards and framework for the experimental Wind Tunnel plant. Is also expected that will be mounted the structural part by the end of July 2016.

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ICMEA goes to Renewable Energy Japan 2016

ICMEArenewable_energy2016_logo is ready for the 11° Renewable Energy 2016 International
Conference & Exhibition, will take place in Yokohama from 29 June to 01 July 2016. The international event, organised by Japan Council for Renewable Energy,  is one of the main events in renewable energy sector in Japan and is held in conjunction with “PV Japan”.

The renewable energy industry is currently undergoing a strong growth in Japan under the new Japanese energy policy, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it has set itself the objective to minimize the weight of nuclear power as a source of energy supply. The Council for Energy and the Environment of the Japanese Government, in 2012, has approved the document “Strategy of Innovative Energy and Environment” which provides for the gradual withdrawal from nuclear power in Japan within the decade 2030-2040 and the implementation of a series of policies aimed at achieving, over the decade, the production of electricity from fossil fuels of 65-70% and 30-35% from renewable sources.

Thanks to its great experience in the field of innovation and renewable technologies, ICMEA take part to this initiative with a stand and through participation to ICE’s workshop.

For more details, you can visit the official website of Renewable Energy 2016.

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Test Plant for Wind Turbine

ICMEA took part in Zero Emission Research Option project and is developing a facility for testing wind turbines in open environment. The plant is composed by a set of blowers mounted on a metal structure, able to produce a controlled air flow.

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The plant will be flexible and effective, especially in controlling the air flow rate. The system will allow to measure the wind turbine performance as a function of the wind generated by the blowers.

The Plant is designed to stand static and dynamic operating loads, as well as the environmental actions.

The test plant is equipped with a set of sensors able to measure the turbine performance and the wind velocity and pressure.