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Sustainable Development: Tools and governance at Centrale Nantes

Second focus on Centrale Nantes' commitments in favour of sustainable development, as part of the week of the same name: tools and governance at Centrale Nantes

on September 28, 2020

Emmanuel Rozière - Directeur du développement durable
Emmanuel Rozière - Directeur du développement durable
The European Sustainable Development Week is a European-wide annual initiative, organised in France by the Ministry for Ecological Transition, with events held from 18 September to 8 October. To mark this occasion, Centrale Nantes is confirming its commitment to an eco-responsible approach. This commitment is expressed through concrete action taken in collaboration with school students and stakeholders.

Emmanuel Rozière holds the newly created position of Director for Sustainable Development and is a member of the school's Executive Committee. His remit is to draw up an action plan for sustainable development, based on five national priorities: Strategy and governance, Teaching and training, Research, Environmental management, Social policy and regional presence.

An online platform for sustainable development at Centrale Nantes is currently in development. It features, in particular, a section devoted to research work conducted at the school on energy transition, for example:

  • The FARWIND, SOFTWIND and FLOATEOLE projects supported by WEAMEC (West Atlantic Marine Energy Community), which federates the Pays de la Loire Renewable Marine Energy ecosystem in Research, Innovation and Training.
    • FARWIND is a start-up in the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator, which is developing a solution for converting offshore hydroelectric power into renewable fuel.
    • The SOFTWIND project is developing an experimental platform for modelling floating wind turbine behaviour in a wave tank based on a software-in-the-loop approach.
    • FLOATEOLE focuses on the experimental characterisation of the impact of platform movements on the aerodynamic behaviour of floating wind turbines and their wake.
  • The EDYCEM – Centrale Nantes Chair, which is working on sustainable concrete.
  • The RobEcolo project, which aims to design an industrial robot made from wood in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during production.

The Centrale Nantes laboratories and research activities as a whole are all committed to projects promoting sustainable development.
Published on September 24, 2020 Updated on October 6, 2020