Resolute Marine co-founder and CEO Bill Staby was recently interviewed by the International Energy Agency - Ocean Energy Systems (IES-OES) for a publication entitled ‘Alternative Markets for Ocean Energy.’ With cooperation and assistance provided by multiple stakeholders including the African Development Bank, Resolute is preparing to deploy its first wave-powered desalination plant in Cape Verde and, in the article, Bill gives his views on the challenges associated with proving that wave-powered desalination systems can form the foundation of a profitable, scalable, and sustainable business.
The publication can be accessed here. https://www.ocean-energy-systems.org/oes-projects/alternative-markets-for-ocean-energy/
Bill Staby commented: ‘We’re honored to be recognized by the IEA-OES for our efforts to solve one of the most pressing issues facing the planet today. IEA-OES clearly recognizes that ocean energy technologies can be an attractive option for many different energy markets within the Blue Economy.’
About Resolute Marine: Resolute Marine is developing an innovative technology that harnesses ocean wave energy to produce fresh water and electricity in off-grid areas of the world and provide relief from the harmful economic and social effects of water scarcity. Resolute’s principal goal is to improve access to water for coastal populations and agricultural operations in developing countries and islands and to displace the diesel-powered systems that are in common use worldwide.
About the IEA: Paris-based IEA is at the heart of the global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all. For more information go to www.iea.org
About OES: The Technology Collaboration Program for Ocean Energy Systems (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries which operates under a framework established by the IEA. The mission of the OES is to:
Connect organizations and individuals working in the ocean energy sector to accelerate development and enhance economic and environmental outcomes,
Educate people globally on the nature of ocean energy systems, the current status of development and deployment, and the beneficial impacts of such systems,
Inspire governments, agencies, corporates and individuals to become involved with the development and deployment of ocean energy systems, and
Facilitate education, research, development and deployment of ocean energy systems in a manner that is beneficial for the environment and provides an attractive social and economic return for all.
For more information go to www.oceanenergysystems.org