Recent news from Tidal Energy Today
Peru This Week covered Atmocean’s Peru demonstration permit success and move into the market as the only wave energy provider within all of Latin America.
The New Mexican and the Journal of Albuquerque both published articles (Aug. Sept. 2014) regarding our technology, initial funding we’ve received, and the progress made towards implementing our 1st array in the spring of 2015.
Whole Foods sponsored a series called Thrive in 2012 and 2013 in which they covered revolutionary thinkers with the potential to change the world as we know it. Atmocean was featured in episode 6 during our developing phase and we’re excited to share it with you here.
In 2009, Atmocean attended the Copenhagen climate exchange that took place the week prior to the Cop 15 climate conference. At that time, our technology was designed to sequester carbon. By using waves to pump nutrient rich cold water from deeper waters to the surface, phytoplankton growth could be promoted. As phytoplankton grow and die, they sink taking carbon to the seafloor, in essence sequestering carbon. However, due to the failure of a carbon trading scheme, financing of the 1st generation technology remains difficult.
The International Ocean Institute did a story in 2008 discussing how Atmocean’s initial ocean pumps could act as two fold, to help reduce hurricane strength while also sequestering carbon.
The BBC wrote an article on Atmocean’s sequestration technology in 2007 when the design was first in development.