Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Viability as a Catalyst for Transformative Island Development

Series: ADB Data Room: Marine Aquaculture, Reefs, Renewable Energy, and Ecotourism for Ecosystem Services

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Viability as a Catalyst for Transformative Island Development

30 September 2022

Professor Ikegami Yasuyuki, Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University, Japan, and Benjamin Martin,  Xenesys Inc., presented the integrated Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion solution based on extensive demonstration experience in Japan and Hawaii. OTEC is a process or technology for producing energy by harnessing the temperature differences between ocean surface waters and deep ocean waters. Potentially scalable OTEC energy solutions for the island and coastal communities were also discussed.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
30 Sep 2022 Presentation OTEC Viability as a Catalyst for Transformative Island Development
This presentation gives an overview of what is ocean thermal energy conversion and highlights the “Kumejima Model” MW-scale Onshore OTEC and Industry...
Yasuyuki Ikegami, Benjamin Martin

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