TechVision21 Senior VP Anita Balachandra to present
Harnessing the Ocean: Policy and Funding Options to Explore the Depths of Wave, Tidal and Ocean Thermal Energy
June 18-21 2012 Boston – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is a largely untapped, green technology with great potential. This is a U.S. technology that can be deployed globally – generating high value jobs and revenues – that has been largely ignored for 30 years after a Carter-era program culminated in a small, successful prototype demonstration.
OTEC works in a closed cycle system where warm surface-level water vaporizes a working fluid, the vapor drives a turbine, which generates electricity, and the vapor is then condensed by cold deep seawater.
Ms. Balachandra will outline: the policy, R&D investments and the role that five federal agencies can play to give OTEC a larger role in providing the world with clean technology.