World’s First Wave-Powered Desalination Tech Offers Zero-Emission Energy and Water

Industry Tags: Energy Efficiency

New wave-powered desalination technology from Australia may offer Middle East businesses and governments hope for a new alternative to conventional, energy-intensive water purification plants.

Carnegie Wave Energy has just announced that it is launching a wave-powered desalination plant on Garden Island, Australia.

The 2MW pilot project will utilize the firm’s CETO technology, which is comprised of several buoys anchored to the sea floor that power pumps that push pressurized water via subsea cables to the shore. There the water can either be used to produce clean energy, like a dam, or to power a reverse osmosis desalination facility.

Carnegie Wave Energy has entered into an agreement with the Water Corporation of Western Australia, a leader in seawater desalination, which allows allows the latter, more established firm to support the pilot project.

“We are pleased to have the support of the Water Corporation with our project,” said Carnegie’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Dr Michael Ottaviano.  ”Water Corporation are innovators in the field of seawater desalination and Carnegie’s wave powered desalination pilot will be a world first.”

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