Archive for September, 2011
The U.S. Department of Interior – Bureau of Reclamation, has awarded a research & development grant to RME to develop a critical subsystem that will enable wave energy converters to cost-effectively power seawater reverse osmosis desalination systems. RME COO and project Principal Investigator Olivier Ceberio said, “this grant, along with funding from private capital sources, will allow us to finish development of our wave-driven desalination system and thus start providing relief for the millions of people worldwide who lack access to adequate supplies of clean fresh water.” “We wish to thank all our federal funding partners, but especially the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior, for sharing our vision of how technology can contribute to a more healthy, peaceful and productive world.”
The U.S. Commerce Department has selected RME to participate in a trade mission to South Africa which will take place September 19 – 23, 2011. The planned itinerary includes meetings with governmental officials in Johannesburg and Capetown as well as interviews with potential customers and commercial partners. RME COO Olivier Ceberio commented, “it’s a great honor for RME to be selected because the Commerce Department is committed to bringing the best and brightest commercial opportunities the United States has to offer to its global trading partners.” “We think South Africa has great potential as a launch market for our wave-driven desalination systems and are really looking forward to working there.”
RME Engineer Eshwan Ramudu will present a technical paper entitled “Ocean wave energy-driven desalination systems for off-grid coastal communities in developing countries” at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference which will take place in Seattle, WA from October 30 – November 1st. The 2011 event is the first annual conference where scientists, engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, and individuals will gather to engage in discussions and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs. More information about the conference can be found at www.ieeeghtc.org.