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octubre 2, 2017

MAT4OEC

Advanced Materials for Ocean Energy Converter The ocean energy sector incorporates a number of different technologies such as Wave, Tidal Range and Ocean Currents, although others such as Salinity Gradient and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion are also in development. All of these technologies have at least two common challenges which will be addressed in this project: 1. The Ocean is a very corrosive and demanding environment on material reliability and survivability 2. The materials used (mostly steel at present and polymers/composites in the midterm) form a significant part of the overall cost of energy for the technology so they need... Read More