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Project for an energy saving seawater RO system

Hitachi, Ltd. and Toray Industries, Inc. have announced that they have been commissioned to implement the "Demonstration Project for an Energy Saving Seawater Reverse Osmosis(RO) System in the actual scale in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" within the framework of "International Project for Increasing the Efficient Use of Energy and System Demonstration Project" by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO).
16th May 2018

Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants
By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources, water. Today, technology is helping to better manage the process of hydro-electric power production. Here, Jürgen Resch, energy industry manager at COPA-DATA explains how intelligent technology can keep hydro-electric power under control.
14th March 2018

Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic
Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Swedish-designed wave energy conversion system in the North Atlantic. Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Swedish-designed wave energy conversion system in the North Atlantic.
13th February 2018


Making converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Making converters better absorb power of ocean waves
Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries. Sandia's engineering team has designed, modelled and tested a control system that doubles the amount of power a wave energy converter can absorb from ocean waves, making electricity produced from wave energy less expensive.
30th October 2017

Impact of Amazonian hydropower may be greater than predicted

Impact of Amazonian hydropower may be greater than predicted
  The environmental impact of hydropower generation in the Amazon may be greater than predicted, according to new University of Stirling research. The study suggests that estimates of biodiversity and carbon losses associated with tropical hydropower may be higher than estimated as they fail to consider the full impact of forest fragmentation.
23rd October 2017

Tidal energy: the opportunities and the challenges

Tidal energy: the opportunities and the challenges
Research which has been published by the NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), has identified the potential enablers which will assist subsea supply chain companies to break into the growing wave and tidal energy sectors, and associated technological barriers to their progress
16th October 2017

Motion of the ocean brings fresh water to coastal communities

Motion of the ocean brings fresh water to coastal communities
Hurricane Katrina whipped up huge, powerful waves that caused severe destruction in 2005 along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Their size and strength convinced Phil Kithil of Santa Fe, New Mexico, there had to be a way to harness that energy. His first thought was a device that would use wave action to pump deep, cold seawater to the surface to dampen the intensity of hurricanes, which thrive on warm water.
6th July 2017

Batteries absorb seawater to power long-range UUUVs

Batteries absorb seawater to power long-range UUUVs
The long range of airborne drones helps them perform critical tasks in the skies. Now MIT spinout Open Water Power (OWP) aims to greatly improve the range of unpiloted UUVs, helping them better perform in a range of applications under the sea. Recently acquired by major tech firm L3 Technologies, OWP has developed a novel aluminum-water power system that’s safer and more durable, and that gives UUVs a tenfold increase in range over traditional lithium-ion batteries used for the same applications.
16th June 2017

'Tree-on-a-chip' generates passive hydraulic power

'Tree-on-a-chip' generates passive hydraulic power
Trees and other plants, from towering redwoods to diminutive daisies, are nature’s hydraulic pumps. They are constantly pulling water up from their roots to the topmost leaves, and pumping sugars produced by their leaves back down to the roots. This constant stream of nutrients is shuttled through a system of tissues called xylem and phloem, which are packed together in woody, parallel conduits.
21st March 2017

Energy developer increases capacity of tidal energy array

Energy developer increases capacity of tidal energy array
Marine energy developer Minesto has announced that it intends to expand the commercial roll-out of its Deep Green technology in Holyhead Deep, North Wales by taking steps to increase the planned installed capacity of its tidal energy array to 80MW. 
10th February 2017


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