Bluerise is a technology provider in the emerging Ocean Thermal Energy market. Ocean Thermal Energy, with its low-cost, baseload generation capabilities, its huge potential and the possibility to generate electricity, cooling, drinking water and fuels, is on its way to become one of the leading renewable energy sources. Bluerise is closely affiliated with the Delft University of Technology and is member of the European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) and the Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA).

Company details

Molengraaffsingel 12 , Delft , JD 2629 Netherlands

Locations Served

Business Type:
Technology
Industry Type:
Energy - Renewable Energy
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2010
Employees:
11-100

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Bluerise is a technology provider in the emerging Ocean Thermal Energy market. Bluerise was conceived in 2009 by a team of experts that arrived to the conclusion, that, by applying state-of-the-art 21st century technology, Ocean Thermal Energy can become a substantial part of the future sustainable energy mix.

Vision

Ocean Thermal Energy, with its low-cost, baseload generation capabilities, its huge potential and the possibility to generate electricity, cooling, drinking water, food and fuels, is destined to become the leading source of renewable energy worldwide.

Mission

Bluerise believes that by applying state-of-the-art 21st century technology, Ocean Thermal Energy can today easily reach grid parity in many regions of the world. Bluerise is committed to become the global leader in advancement and commercialization of Ocean Thermal Energy, offering low-cost, baseload power generation capabilities along with cooling, drinking water and fuels. The future will be green… and blue.

Bluerise develops solutions to harness the Ocean’s power.  Bluerise is a technology provider and project developer of Ocean Thermal Energy solutions. The thermal energy stored in the tropical ocean can be used to generate sustainable electricity, cooling, and fresh water.We specialize in OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion), SWAC (Seawater Air Conditioning) technologies and related Deep Sea Water applications.

Bluerise provides technology and development plans for implementation of OTEC and SWAC as well as Ocean Ecoparks that utilize the ocean resource by means of innovative technologies for desalination, agriculture and aquaculture among others.

Creative thinking, a sustainable mindset and a fresh 21st century look at all system components drives Bluerise to design economical viable and technically feasible solutions. We provide consulting and engineering services to governments, project developers, energy companies and utilities.

Clean Alternative

The ocean’s natural thermal gradient can provide an enormous alternative source of clean energy in tropical regions. Ocean Thermal Energy can be directly used for cooling, increasing overall energy efficiency and enabling enhanced production in different industries. The temperature difference between the warm surface water and cold deep seawater can be used to generate electricity by means of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Harnessing this energy provides a source of power free of CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Renewable and Reliable

The size and thermal stability of the Ocean ensures that it can provide a constant and renewable source of reliable baseload power. It provides a highly predictable energy source free of significant fluctuations, available day or night. Ocean Thermal Energy can assist in balancing other intermittent renewable sources.

Sustainable Economy

Harnessing Ocean Thermal Energy provides tropical islands with valuable products like renewable electricity, cooling and potable drinking water. Additional industries (such as agriculture, aquaculture and others) can also benefit from the deep seawater and tropical environmental factors to produce higher value products at lower costs and benefitting from synergies and industrial symbiosis in compact clusters (Ecopark)

OTEC Advanced Research and Demonstration Prototype

In cooperation with the TU Delft, Bluerise has designed and built a room size prototype of an advanced Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant. The small-scale working power-extraction cycle is be a ‘proof-of-principle’ and a real innovation in demo size plants. It is the first mini OTEC plant demonstrating the chosen advanced cycle using a non-azeotropic mixture working fluid.

Theoretical Research

Ocean Energy is a relative new and multidisciplinary field of engineering. In order to develop the know-how and experience in the design and development of Ocean Energy systems, Bluerise conducts research in collaboration with a wide range of international academic and industrial partners and has an alliance with Delft University of Technology. Bluerise can draw on extensive resources in the field of Energy, Materials & Offshore Science and Engineering. These excellent resources allow Bluerise to be at the forefront of OTEC development.

Expertise

Bluerise, positioned in the Netherlands, takes advantage of the Dutch world-class offshore expertise. Through its alliance with Delft University of Technology, Bluerise has access to multiple experimental facilities and know-how of its research and support staff.

Bluerise constantly improves its technology by investing in research projects on various aspects of Ocean Energy. Today’s available expertise offers a major step forward in tackling the main challenges and proceed towards Ocean Thermal Energy technology commercialization. It helps Bluerise to conquer a leading role in the Ocean Thermal Energy industry.

OTEC Advanced Research and Demonstration Prototype

In cooperation with the TU Delft, Bluerise has designed and constructed a room size demonstration of an advanced Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant. The small-scale working power-extraction cycle (an ‘OTEC demo’) is a ‘proof-of-principle’ and a real innovation, since it will be the first mini OTEC plant demonstrating the chosen advanced cycle.

The feasibility of the complete system has been tested, using the same operational conditions as available in reality from the oceans. System input is warm water of 26-28°C and cold water of 4-6°C. Having a working, demonstrable plant is an important step in the development of larger scale OTEC systems.