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US Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

US Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

August 29 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would be investing $16 million on 17 different projects to help capture energy from waves, tides and currents. The projects are part of the effort to deploy every available source of U.S. energy as part of President Barack Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, according to the department.

"Wave and tidal energy represent a large, untapped resource for the United States and responsible development of this clean, renewable energy source is an important part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy," said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson.

Eight of the projects will use $13.5 million to build wave and tidal devices that reduce overall costs and maximize the energy gathered. The projects will develop new drivetrain, generator and structural components as well as develop software that will predict ocean conditions and adjust the device settings to maximize power production.

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MARINET test of iowep at AAU Denmark

MARINET test of iowep at AAU Denmark

November 12 2012

An experimental study of the Intentium offshore wave energy converter (iowec) has been conducted in the Deep Water Wave Basin at Aalborg University (AAU) through the EU-funded MARINET initiative. The iowep concept is characterized by a long float moored to a front buoy and stabilized with its longest side normal to the incoming and dominant wave front. The float is further connected to a double-acting water pump with a buoyancy controlled water anchor, attached at the lower end. The full scale PTO has analogy with hydro power, and consists of accumulator, water turbine and generator. The concept is international patent pending through WO2011065841A1. The objectives of the study has been to investigate, to verify and, to a certain extent to optimize the intentium concept. The model to be tested was set up in 1:30 scale and included all main assemblies. The PTO-assembly were constructed with adjustable spring loaded friction brakes for both heave- and pitch movement.

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Featured in RECHARGE

Featured in RECHARGE

March 13 2012

RECHARGE 9th march 2012

     "Norwegian technology developer Intentium is refining its novel iowep wave energy converter (WEC) after optimisation work at a testing facility in Trondheim. The simulation study at research organisation Sintef's Marintek centre allowed Intentium to test its concept in the virtual waves of five European marine-energy resource hot spots; the test site run by the École Centrale de Nantes in western France; the European Marine Energy Centre off Scotland; off Lisbon in Portugal; Norway's Haltenbanken; and Belmullet, western Ireland ..."

     "Intentium has set up a website, online forum and data depository, called open wave energy project, emulating the IT industry's "open source"philosophy ..."

Read the rest of the article in RECHARGE renewable magazine, or in www.rechargenews.com when the article goes online within this week.

RECHARGE 9th march 2012

Norwegian technology developer Intentium is refining its novel iowep wave energy converter (WEC) after optimisation work at a testing facility in Trondheim. The simulation study at research organisation Sintef's Marintek centre allowed Intentium to test its concept in the virtual waves of five European marine-energy resource hot spots; the test site run by the École Centrale de Nantes in western France; the European Marine Energy Centre off Scotland; off Lisbon in Portugal; Norway's Haltenbanken; and Belmullet, western Ireland ...

Intentium has set up a website, online forum and data depository, called open wave energy project, emulating the IT industry's "open source"philosophy ...

Read the rest of the article in RECHARGE renewable magazine, or in www.rechargenews.com when the article goes online within this week.

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Wave industry in Vestfold

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Intentium AS with R&D-partner Vestfold University College has recently started a feasibility study for evaluation of natural and commercial conditions for a wave energy industry in county Vestfold in Norway. The main objective is to prepare for the realization of wave power pilots, and prepare for further development of the wave energy industry in the region. The project is supported by VRI Vestfold and The Research Council of Norway.

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US Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

August 08 2013

US Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would be investing $16 million on 17 different projects to help capture energy from waves, tides and currents. The projects are part...

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MARINET test of iowep at AAU Denmark

November 11 2012

MARINET test of iowep at AAU Denmark

An experimental study of the Intentium offshore wave energy converter (iowec) has been conducted in the Deep Water Wave Basin at Aalborg University (AAU) through the EU-funded MARINET initiative. The...

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Featured in RECHARGE

March 03 2012

Featured in RECHARGE

RECHARGE 9th march 2012

     "Norwegian technology developer Intentium is refining its novel iowep wave energy converter (WEC) after optimisation work at a testing facility in Trondheim. The simulation study at...

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MARINTEK SINTEF Report on iowep

January 01 2012

MARINTEK SINTEF Report on iowep

It has been carried out a study by MARINTEK in SINTEF to verify and to optimize the iowep – Intentium Offshore Wave Energy Project. The study has been conducted by...

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High school students and wave tank testing

November 11 2011

High school students and wave tank testing

Larvik, Norway. In an former industrial work-shop students from the local high school Thor Heyerdal VGS, are hoisting down a wave energy 1:30 scale model for testing. It's important with...

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3. Nexans
    www.nexans.no
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4. HR Wallingford
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    Category: Wave-Lab Equipement
    
5. SIMRAD
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