Brimes Energy’s CTO and CEO both attended 2018 Waterpower Week in Washington D.C. to showcase the most recent developments regarding the technology and investments and to present their paper in 6th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). The paper with the title “Jellyfish WEC for Shallow and Intermediate Water Depth: Analytical Modeling & Experimental Analysis” reports the results of experimental and numerical studies on the second generation of ”Jellyfish” wave energy converter developed for shallow and intermediate water depth in Brimes Energy. We had great conversations with the experts in the field, received feedback and shared our experience, and enjoyed the positive and informative atmosphere.
Brimes Energy signed a contract with OceanPixel for technical and business consultancy. Based on this contract, OceanPixel provides (1) acquisition of publicly available resource data, (2) Quality Check (QC) of available Metocean data , (3) desktop studies – model and simulation, and finally (4) analysis of possible sites and their resource characteristics along with preparation of an investment information memorandum and strategic fund raising services.
Brimes Energy presented its investor pitch at Long Island Capital Alliance Forum for the attended audience and potential investors.
Brimes Energy was awarded a US patent for its Passive Continuously Variable Power Takeoff Unit
Brimes Energy CTO and Test Manager had a chance to participate in 2016 The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) North American Symposium. This provided an opportunity to present their work, meet with like-minded individuals in offshore renewable energy, and discuss technology and engineering of offshore renewable energy devices, environmental monitoring and sustainability of marine renewables, marine resource assessment, and policy and human dimensions of offshore renewable energy.
Brimes Energy presented some updates on the studies of Jellyfish technology along with the modeling and experimental results at 3rd International Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016).
Two papers on Jellyfish experimental data and the opportunities to commercialize the Salter Duck device were presented at International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy 2016 at Glasgow by Brimes Energy Test Manager and the CEO.
Brimes Energy was selected as the innovator of the year by Innovate Long Island. Here is an excerpt of the interview with the CEO, Ramuel Maramara:
While working to provide cheap, clean electricity for all mankind, Ramuel Maramara’s Brimes Energy is taking a swing at another inconvenient truth for humanity: Earth’s freshwater supply is limited.
Focused primarily on turning the power inherent in undulating ocean waves into electricity, Maramara’s 2014 startup confirmed this year that its gyroscopic “artificial jellyfish” device has a potentially enormous side benefit: desalination.
“We knew we could do it,” says Maramara, a native Filipino who immigrated to the United States in 2005 and has built multiple successful businesses, including Holbrook machine-maker Brimes Industrial Inc. and East Asia Mechatronics, an industrial machinist back in the Philippines. “But we didn’t tell anybody until we started testing.” Read the full article and the interview here.
Initial test results show a remarkable 55% absorption efficiency. Electrical efficiency is still low because of high mechanical losses.This is expected because of the roughness of the 3D printed transmission system. Electrical yield should go up as we use better components. Everything is still bootstrapped. Thanks to Stony Brook University for providing us with Ph.D. mechanical engineering students to do the test.