Power take-off for renewable energy

ONE SOLUTION, SEVERAL ENERGIES

Develop Very Low Head Hydro Power

ENHANCE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL

Pytheas Technology

 

The development of renewable energy appears to be the best way to satisfy world energy needs, which could increase by more than 50% by 2030 (World Energy Council, 2010).One of main obstacles to this necessary development is the lack of solution to convert slow motion into exploitable electric power in an effective way.

PYTHEAS TECHNOLOGY IS DEVELOPPING AN INNOVATIVE AND PATENTED POWER TAKE OFF (PTO) DEDICATED TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

The PYTHEAS Technology solution has the following characteristics :

 

  • Constant performance at low speed and partial load, increasing the annual electricity production on a given site, for a same prime mover.
  • An electrical torque not depending on rotational speed, reducing the stress on the mechanical structures.
  • An electronically controllable electrical torque with millisecond precision, optimizing the dynamic behavior of the prime mover without costly and fragile mechanical control.
  • PYTHEAS Technology's PTO is a synchronous generator producing DC. Therefore, it requires only one power conversion stage for the production of grid code compliant electric power.
 
 

PTO Schémadiagram of a PTO

 
 

The solution offered by PYTHEAS Technology is positioned on the low-speed, medium-power take off market for :

 

  • "Medium current" Marine or River Hydrokinetic (<2m/s). 
  • Very low head hydropower (VLH : < 1.5m).
  • Wave energy.
  • The wind power section is part of a long-term strategy.
 

4industries
One solution, severals applications.

 

Team

Gilles Grosso

Gilles Grosso

Chairman of the board

  • Former researcher for the French MoD (DGA)
  • Founder and director of an SME for 18 years
  • 40 years’ experience in marine engineering, >10 patents

Interested in joining the team?

Frédéric Mosca

Frédéric Mosca

Chief Executive Officer

  • Engineering graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille
  • PhD in Science from Télécom ParisTech
  • Former Stanford University researcher
  • R&D Manager for a midmarket company for 10 years
  • 8 patents, >40 publications

Interested in joining the team?

Vincent Alcaniz

Vincent Alcaniz

Co-Founder

  • Attorney at Law and member of the Marseille Bar
  • Field of expertise: Corporate Law / Renewable Energy Law
  • Legal advisor to start-ups specialising in MRE
  • HEC Challenge +

Interested in joining the team?

Rémi Pascual

Rémi Pascual

Chief Operating Officer

  • Engineering graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Lille
  • International Project Management : Bouygues, Astellia
  • HEC Challenge +

Interested in joining the team?

Laurent Kopp

Laurent Kopp

Scientific Advisor

  • Ecole Polytechnique graduate (X-Télécom)
  • Former researcher for Schlumberger, Thomson and Thales
  • 1987 Science and Defense prize winner
  • >10 patents
  • Founding and scientific management of 5 start-ups since 2000

Interested in joining the team?

Frédéric Jean

Frédéric Jean

Chief Scientific Officer

  • Ecole Polytechnique graduate (X-Télécom),
  • Mathematics PHD
  • R&D Engineer : iXBlue, Thales Underwater Systems, Prediseo

Interested in joining the team?

Projects

 

LOGO PyGen

PyGEN

 

LOGO PyWec

PyWEC

 

LOGO PyRiver

PyRIVER

 

Partners

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pays-d-aix

 

 

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incubateur-impulse

 

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pole mer mediterranee

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Capenergie

 

BPI-France

 

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Contact

 

PYTHEAS TECHNOLOGY

100 Impasse des Houllières,
ZA Le Pontet

13590 Meyreuil  FRANCE 
Phone : +33 (0)6.20.27.51.26

 

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