OTEC Advanced Research and Demonstration Prototype
In cooperation with the TU Delft, Bluerise has designed and is currently building a room size prototype of an advanced Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant. The small-scale working power-extraction cycle will be a ‘proof-of-principle’ and a real innovation in demo size plants, since it will be the first mini OTEC plant demonstrating the chosen advanced cycle using a non-azeotropic mixture working fluid.
Ocean Energy is a relative new and multidisciplinary field of engineering. In order to develop the know-how and experience in the design and development of Ocean Energy systems, Bluerise conducts research in collaboration with a wide range of international academic and industrial partners and has an alliance with Delft University of Technology. Bluerise can draw on extensive resources in the field of Energy, Materials & Offshore Science and Engineering. These excellent resources allow Bluerise to be at the forefront of OTEC development.
Bluerise, positioned in the Netherlands, takes advantage of the Dutch world-class offshore expertise. Through its alliance with Delft University of Technology, Bluerise has access to multiple experimental facilities and know-how of its research and support staff.
Bluerise constantly improves its technology by investesting in research projects on various aspects of Ocean Energy. Today’s available expertise offers a major step forward in tackling the main challenges and proceed towards Ocean Thermal Energy technology commercialization. It helps Bluerise to conquer a leading role in the Ocean Thermal Energy industry.