The Institute has been founded in 1956. It was destined to conduct fundamental research in the area of principles of operation, design, construction and developemnt of machinery for energy conversion in flows. Presently, the investigations are being carried out in the following fields: fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, thermodynamics and heat transfer, plasma physics, laser technique, machine mechanics, tribology and diagnostics of power sector machinery.
Apart from the fundamental research, the Institute offers its services in the area of practical engineering applications such as: turbines, pumps and hydrokinetic couplings, ventillators, marine propellers, solar collectors; their design, calculation and technical expertise; development of unique equipment and apparatus.
The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery
Polish Academy od Sciences
The Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences - Energy Conversion and Renewable Sources [abbreviated in Polish as: KEZO] is a branch of the Robert Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The primary scientific tasks which at the same time serve as the research basis of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines, focus on conversion of energy from renewable sources.
Activities and research conducted in the Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences -Conversion of Energy and Renewable Sources are determined by the following strategic goals of the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines of the Polish Academy of Sciences: promotion of small-scale distributed generation, cogeneration of different forms of energy acquired from different sources, development of measurement methods in distributed generation, methods of certification of devices used for generation of energy from renewable sources, ationalization of energy use, streamlining of energy use, development of smart-grid systems for smart households and autonomous energetic regions, integration of different sources of energy (sun, wind, biomass combustion, heat pumps, fuel cells) in building of small-scale heat and power plants, optimisation and control of conversion of energy from numerous sources within local energy micro-clusters (EMC).
A complex of Centre laboratories serves as the scientific and technological back-office of Masovia, the northern region and the whole scientific environment of Poland, within the domains of research strictly related to energy safety in Poland. The primary task of the Centre is to conduct research works related to energy from renewable sources and energy conversion.
OLSZTYN - University of Warmia and Mazury
The Centre for Bio-economy and Renewable Energies - University of Warmia and Mazury assumes creation of a region of knowledge on innovative technologies of bioconversion and renewable energetics which is environmentally friendly, where the results of scientific research are practically applied and translate into commercial success of involved economic entities, including BEEC partners.
One of the primary research and developmental goals of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn represented in the cluster through a university-wide unit - the Centre for Bio-economy and Renewable Energies [Polish: CBEO] is conducting research on new technological solutions in bio-economy and renewable energetics, and creation of model technologies and pilot biomass combustion installations using renewable sources, which at the same time constitute a research workshop, educational base and functional models of energy and matter circulation in circular economy.
Baltic Eco-Energy Cluster has been assessed in terms of cluster management, in accordance with the ESCA (European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis) methodology, by an entity authorized by VDI/VDE Innovation +Technik Gmbh in Berlin, to carry out assessments. ESCA basing on the international network of experts has developed a cluster benchmarking methodology, with the participation of cluster managers and political decision-makers from all around Europe.
We are pleased to inform that as a result of a benchmarking carried out by experts, the Baltic Eco-Energy Cluster obtained the right to use the label called “Cluster Management Excellence Label Bronze - Striving for Cluster Excellence”. ESCA activity and label is very well recognizable in the worldwide cluster environment.