bioWAVE from BPS is a wave energy system with floating blades and a flexible stem that allows it to harness energy from ocean waves.

Benefits

  • Efficient
  • Sustainable
  • Energy‑generating

Applications

  • Renewable energy production

UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

The Challenge

Most energy is generated through the burning of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases absorb solar energy and keep heat close to the Earth, a phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect, which has led to global warming. Finding alternative, renewable sources of energy in the coming years will be essential for reducing climate change.

Innovation Details

bioWAVE™ is a wave energy system that is mounted to the seafloor. It has three floating blades and a stem that respond to movement from ocean waves. The motion is converted into energy via an onboard conversion module that converts the wave motion to hydraulic pressure that spins a turbine to generate grid-quality electricity. The unit is also able to sink and flatten against the seafloor to avoid damage from excess wave energy.

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bioWAVE™ has three floating blades and a stem that respond to movement from ocean waves.