25/07/2014 - 09:38

Carnegie in $1.8m project with University of Adelaide

25/07/2014 - 09:38

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Fremantle-based Carnegie Wave Energy has partnered with the University of Adelaide on a $1.8 million project to research and develop control strategies for wave energy converters.

Carnegie in $1.8m project with University of Adelaide
Underground storage tanks at Garden Island.

Fremantle-based Carnegie Wave Energy has partnered with the University of Adelaide on a $1.8 million project to research and develop control strategies for wave energy converters.

The three-year project, part funded by a $259,000 linkage grant from the Australian Research Council, will focus on understanding and developing novel control strategies tailored for submerging point absorber wave technologies, such as Carnegie’s CETO power wave project. 

Carnegie said its engineers would work with the University of Adelaide to develop control systems to improve the performance of the CETO technology, which could then be demonstrated as part of Carnegie’s CETO 6 project. 

“Control strategies for wave energy generators focus on maximising power output by matching the wave energy converter characteristics to the oscillating forces of the waves,” Carnegie said in a statement. 

Carnegie said the project would be an opportunity to considerably reduce the cost of energy by increasing power output with minimal additional capital expense.

“Through this new partnership, control schemes will be identified, optimised and tested to demonstrate the real-world improvement which can be incorporated in the Carnegie’s technology for CETO 6 and beyond,” Carnegie chief technology officer Jonathan Fievez said.

In June, Carnegie announced it had collected $11 million in government funding for its $31 million CETO 6 project, located on Garden Island. 

Carnegie shares last traded at 5 cents at 9:30am. 

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