Coral reefs are nature’s coastal protection. Increasingly they are under threat, so much so that they now fail to fulfil their ecosystem functions, including their ability to act as breakwaters.
Waves are the primary cause of erosion yet they carry a readily accessible supply of energy that can be harnessed. Global warming is causing waves to become more powerful, with each 10% increase in wave height causing a 20% increase in erosion.
Mineral accretion technology uses a safe, low voltage electrical current within seawater to form limestone rock identical to that found in coral reefs and tropical white sand beaches.Dr Wolf Hilbertz.
We use energy from the waves to power underwater electrolysis to form limestone rock around steel mesh placed on the seabed. This technique was pioneered by BioRock to create artificial reefs, accelerating the accretion of limestone from 100s of years to less than 5.
CCell is an innovative technology that moves with the waves to simultaneously harness and dampen energy within the waves.
CCell and BioRock together, form a natural synergy, with an independent renewable energy source that enables large scale application of the BioRock technique.
Creating an active break-water to protect shores from erosion and enhance beaches.
Building a beautiful coral reef right in front of your beach.
Using sustainable wave energy to power limestone accretion.