OTEC Advanced Research and Demonstration Prototype
In cooperation with the TU Delft, Bluerise has designed and constructed a room size demonstration of an advanced Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant. The small-scale working power-extraction cycle (an ‘OTEC demo’) is a ‘proof-of-principle’ and a real innovation, since it will be the first mini OTEC plant demonstrating the chosen advanced cycle.
The feasibility of the complete system has been tested, using the same operational conditions as available in reality from the oceans. System input is warm water of 26-28°C and cold water of 4-6°C. Having a working, demonstrable plant is an important step in the development of larger scale OTEC systems.