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Press Release 1/3/2019
Pliosaur Energy Limited is pleased to announce a breakthrough in the development of the world’s first wave and tidal energy turbine, following the successful completion of its recent wave tank testing programme at the HR Wallingford facility in Oxfordshire, UK.
As an outcome from this testing programme we have significantly improved tidal energy performance by elevating the rotor axle height, lengthening the turbine blade and adding a base plate. Crucially, this aligns the tidal aspect of our turbine design with HYLOW, a programme by Southampton University to research 200 year old floating water mill technology.
From a wave energy perspective our technology remains unchanged and performance data from Aalborg University and deployed in Wave Dragon, remains directly applicable to the assessment of our turbines wave performance.
Our turbines patented design differs from HYLOW and Wave Dragon by its capability to convert wave, tide or wave & tidal energy into electricity with a single rotor. It should also be noted that whilst our turbines operate, they will recover any floating debris such as plastic as per the aspirations of Sky ocean rescue and the WWF. In summary, ’renewable energy funds ocean clean-up.’
Given our recent success outlined above, we can now announce the start of our first fund raising campaign.
Press Release 16/5/2017
Pliosaur Energy Limited is proud to announce that they are recipients of a prestigious Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 grant.
In February 2017, the European Commission received 2,111 proposals from 28 countries of which only 16 UK based companies were selected for funding; therefore it represents a fantastic endorsement of the company’s technology.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme for Small and Medium Sized business Enterprises. Between 2014 and 2020 they will have awarded 80 Billion Euro of funding, transforming ideas from the laboratory and launching them into the worldwide marketplace.
This award has been given to Pliosaur for their unique and groundbreaking Wave and Tidal Energy Converter (WATEC). It is the first of its type with the capability to convert wave, tidal or both wave and tidal energy into renewable electricity.
The grant received from Horizon 2020 will fund the development of a Feasibility study to support the company’s application for Phase 2 of the SME Instrument which has a €2.5 million budget.
Pliosaur are currently seeking commercial partners to support the continued development of their radically new technology.