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

Source: Green Prophet

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.

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