Bretagne Développement Innovation, and its program Eurolarge Innovation, support the international opening of the Breton sector. A unique ecosystem in the world, the Bretagne Sailing Valley® is attracting a growing number of foreign skippers and clients with a growing reputation. What are these foreigners looking for in Brittany? We asked Yann Penfornis, Managing Director of

Green Pig

Transforming pig urine into renewable hydrogen is now a reality. The GreenPig project, sponsored by a farmer in Plumieux (22), plans to transform pig urine into renewable hydrogen. The project, part of a global circular economy approach, will stabilise employment in a rural area, while respecting the animals and the environment. It is potentially replicable

From 2016 to 2020, the BDI’s involvement in the bi-regional (Brittany – Pays de la Loire) programme, SMILE, contributed to the deployment of collaborative projects linked to smart grids across the Brittany territories. With SMILE, Brittany saw a new dynamic at the crossroads between digital and energy, bringing together stakeholders from private and public industries.

Solid Sail © Creasynth / Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Seeking to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Solid Sail/Aeol Drive, an initiative steered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, aims to fit three-masted cruise ships with huge articulated rigid sails of 1,200 m2 each. In February, the Saint-Nazaire-based company took another step forward by announcing the installation of a full-scale demonstrator on its site by

The Langouët (35) project, initiated in April 2017, arose from the desire of residents to boost local energy production. Their motivation was materialised by the implementation of a collaborative self-consumption loop for renewable energy in the village. The energy is produced via diverse photovoltaic installations on the rooftops of public and private buildings. The project’s

Y.Bestaven Vendée Globe

INTERVIEW available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #5 – Spring 2021  The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe ended on March 5 with the finish of Ari Huusela, 25th and last  classified and the first Scandinavian sailor to finish the race. According to the president of the Imoca class, Antoine Mermod, this record breaking edition has spun

Bretagne Hydrogène renouvelable

Brittany is launching its 2nd call for projects: “Territorial loops for renewable hydrogen”. This process aims to boost the use of renewable hydrogen across the territory, in particular in the realms of mobility. This will enable the establishment of a first network of distribution infrastructures. Deployment of hydrogen vehicles in professional and public fleets, public

Entech smart energies, specialising in the production and storage of renewable energies, is putting the finishing touches to its new headquarters, known as the E-Factory, based in Quimper (Finistere). The building is due to be operational in May 2021. Energy storage, electric vehicles, photovoltaics and AI: the E-Factory project aims to demonstrate that an industrial

Ineos Team UK by C.Gregory

INVESTIGATING available on Bretagne Sailing Valley ® News – Newsletter #4 – winter 2020 Finally! After the dates were cancelled in the spring in Cagliari and Portsmouth, the long-awaited contest between the AC75s of the four teams taking part in the 36th America’s Cup will be happening between 17th and 20th December with the America’s

INVESTIGATING : available in the Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #3 – autumn   At 1302hrs CET on 8th November 2020, 33 solo sailors will set off at the start of the ninth Vendée Globe. Eight of them will be aboard brand new boats launched between August 2018 (Charal) and May 2020 (Corum L’Épargne),