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OTEC News

OTEC News reports on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, SeaWater Air Conditioning and related technologies.

 


Ocean thermal energy ‘ideal’ to power Maldives

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is the ideal renewable energy solution for the Maldives, according to Global OTEC Resources, an advocate for commercial OTEC systems to provide electricity and desalination to small island states. Global OTEC Resources has co-produced a paper with University of Exeter that assesses the feasibility of OTEC in the...Continue reading →


Flow visualization of downward condensing ammonia in a gasketed plate heat exchanger 

Recently, Maaike Leichsenring graduated from the TU Delft in Engineering Thermodynamics on flow visualization of the ammonia condensing process in a plate type heat exchanger. Generally, two-phase flow in plate heat exchangers is yet not fully understood which leads to inaccurate performance calculations. The uniqueness of the experiment is described by...Continue reading →


Potential effects of deep seawater discharge by an OTEC plant on the marine microorganisms in oligotrophic waters

In relation to the for 2020 scheduled 10 MW OTEC plant offshore the Martinique Island, this project called ‘IMPALA’ (Impacts of artificial upwelling on microplankton) aims to study the potential environmental impacts of releasing, below the surface, deep seawater flowing out of OTEC plant. This OTEC plant will pump approximately 100,000 m3.h−1...Continue reading →


Allseas targets renewables with acquisition of OTEC specialist Bluerise

Allseas has acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology that delivers renewable energy solutions.

Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise has been researching and developing OTEC technology for 9 years, designing systems that utilise the natural temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water (5°C)...Continue reading →


7th International OTEC Symposium

On September 26-28, the 7th International OTEC Symposium will be held in Busan, Republic of Korea. Busan is a beautiful maritime city, and is the second largest metropolitan city in Korea. Bridging between Asian continent and Pacific Ocean, it has been a hub port for fisheries and other maritime industries...Continue reading →