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Wave Energy Conversion to Power Offshore Aquaculture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88199
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08-9
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.
114 Higgins Road N. SEARSMONT, ME 04973
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wave Energy Conversion to Power Offshore Aquaculture
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R-08-CN-0137
Award Amount: $94,651.00
 

Abstract:

Ocean Farm Technologies (OFT) proposes to examine using ocean wave energy to power offshore aquaculture. While developing offshore fish farming systems, OFT has recognized a pressing need for non-polluting, low-cost sources of power for system operations and diver support. The greatest need for power is in the form of pressurized air. OFT¿s AquaPodTM containment system utilizes air for positioning in the water column and for rotation to support cleaning, maintenance, sorting, and harvesting. In addition, scuba air is routinely used for many husbandry tasks. This project will evaluate a promising way reduce the expense, noise, pollution, and inconvenience of present methods of providing compressed air. A wave-powered system will be designed and tested to evaluate its potential. We will analyze the system costs compared with existing methods. Results will provide the basis for detailed prototype system design to be developed, deployed, and evaluated under a Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen H. Page
CEO
2073224322
spage@oceanfarmtech.com

Business Contact:

Glenn Flanders
CFO
2076665615
gflanders@oceanfarmtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.
114 Higgins Road N. Searsmont, ME 04973

EIN/Tax ID: 200884019
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No