LOW TECH SOLUTION TO TROPICAL ISLANDS ENERGY NEEDS
We unlock Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, by a low tech approach on the main technical barrier, the cold water pipe.
Clean energy 24/7 in 100 tropical countries
OTEC converts a difference of 20 degrees between the surface and the 1000m depth layer of the oceans into electricity using thermodynamics
Available cold water pipes are made for oil and gas
Recent OTEC projects failed because of the technical and economical issues about the CWP. Existing pipe technologies are adapted to the revenues for oil extraction.
Pumping water is significantly less profitable, thus the pipe design should considerably differ.
Our team combines experience with passion to solve challenges, creativity with an open mind, and a collaborative dedication. Our team works from our office in Réunion Island and is committed to support our technological development.
DEEPRUN team is supported by an advisory commitee and a technical commitee of numerous experts in marine renewables and on some specific technical topics.
ENSTA Bretagne - Specialized in Hydrodynamics
Mechanical and Industrial Engineer
Technology and Innovation Master Degree
Pr. Miloud Bessafi
Energy Lab Director
(University of La Réunion)
PhD in Fluid Dynamics
INSA Lyon - Specialized in Structure