Last month, the two-day OTEC Africa conference was held at The School of Business and IT at the University of Borås, Sweden. It was a nice and informal gathering with a good opportunity to connect to people who share the OTEC-vision. The conference was organized by OTEC Africa, and hosted a wide variety of speakers. The conference organizers and speakers have made available some of the presentations that were given at the OTEC… Continue reading
Last week, 7 – 8 October 2013, the ORC 2013 conference was hosted by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In attendance of 400 professionals, there were lively discussions on the latest advancements of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology, which is at the basis of OTEC.
The conference also meant the start of the Knowledge Center on Organic Rankine Cycle technology (http://www.kcorc.org/en/), providing a hub for information sharing, networking and education in… Continue reading
Today, Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) announced that the Company has launched its $7,650,000 Equity Offering of the Company’s Common Shares pursuant to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a bipartisan bill that enacts many initiatives to encourage business growth, job creation, and support the United States’ economic advancement. OTE is offering 9,000,000 Shares of its Common Stock for $0.85 per share ($7,650,000 in the aggregate).
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On September 9th, the Asia Clean Energy Summit in combination with the International OTEC Symposium and the Islands & Isolated Communities Congress was opened with a inspiring and passionate keynote from Neil Abercrombie, Governor of the State of Hawaii, stating that energy goals are fundamental to our survival and to maintain the liberty to determine our own future.
The OTEC symposium continued with a high-profile panel with speakers from France, the Netherlands, Korea, Malaysia,… Continue reading
Recently the repair works on NELHA’s 40-inch deep-seawater pipe were successfully completed. Operating at 150M depth and using remotely operated vehicles, it was quite an undertaking.
The high-density 1.2-mile-long polyethylene pipe, installed in 1987, extends to depths of 2,000 feet. The pipeline is the backbone of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority’s coldwater aquaculture and research projects.
Surveys of the pipeline in December 2007 showed the mooring bridles, which help hold the pipeline to… Continue reading
Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is confirmed to do a presentation on three important aspects of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology at an upcoming conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 9–11. The conference, called the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, has a special OTEC Symposium portion, which is being organized by the USA’s NOAA and its Korean counterpart, KIOST. The symposium will feature presentations and exhibits by Makai and other OTEC specialists from around the world.… Continue reading
With the increasing number of OTEC projects around the globe, more and more industrial companies increase their focus and product range towards OTEC. An example for this is the recent product update by Kobe Steel, Ltd and its announcement to provide high heat transfer titanium sheet specifically designed for OTEC plants.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. has developed a high heat transfer titanium sheet called HEET™ for use in plate heat exchangers, one of the important applications… Continue reading