MHK Technologies/bioWave

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization BioPower Systems Pty Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/bioWAVE Pilot Plant
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description TThe bioWAVE is based on the swaying motion of sea plants in the presence of ocean waves. The hydrodynamic interaction of the buoyant blades with the oscillating flow field is designed for maximum energy absorption.

Mooring Configuration Gravity base
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions 30 to 50M depth 20kW m wave climate or greater
Technology Dimensions
Width (m) 30
Height (m) 45
Freeboard (m) 0

Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 250 kW pilot 1MW commercial scale
Device Testing
Scale Test •Extensive testing has been completed at the Australian Maritime College and the University of Sydney
Lab Test •A full scale commercial 250kW power take off unit O Drive has been designed and built The unit is currently being tested at Biopower s factory facility in Sydney The unit is grid connected and feeding clean power into the national grid

Date Submitted 3/21/2011

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